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Predicting the return of prostate cancer: New Johns Hopkins study betters the odds of success

Cancer experts at Johns Hopkins say a study tracking 774 prostate cancer patients for a median of eight years has shown that a three-way combination of measurements has the best chance yet of predicting disease metastasis. The new prediction method comprises the length of time it takes for PSA ...

Three Johns Hopkins researchers named Howard Hughes Medical Institute early career scientists

Three researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have been named early career scientists by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Xinzhong Dong, Ph.D., Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D., and Sinisa Urban, Ph.D., all will remain faculty at Hopkins but also become employees of HH...

New Johns Hopkins imaging center to widen windows on the brain

It's a classic academic mismatch: Researchers aren't able to make use of seminal improvements in technologyoften from colleagues just across the streeteither because they don't know about them or because gaining familiarity makes unrealistic demands on their time. For those very reasons, Johns...

MEMOTEXT Collaborating with Johns Hopkins University To Evaluate Technology-Driven Adherence Programs

MEMOTEXT(R) Personalized Adherence Interventions Incorporated into First-of-its-Kind Study Funded by Microsoft HealthVault Be Well Fund BETHESDA, MD, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ - MEMOTEXT announced today that Johns Hopkins University's Wilmer Eye Institute will conduct a clinical trial ...

Posit Science Invited to Speak at Johns Hopkins University About Cutting Edge Cognitive Training Interventions

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- At a symposium today hosted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Posit Science researchers presented the latest research in brain plasticity and how the company is translating the science into technology to improve lives. Henry Mahncke, Ph.D.,...

The Cancer Genome Atlas reports first results, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center collaborates

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has reported results from its first comprehensive study which focused on the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma. The findings are reported in the Sept. 4, 2008, advance edition of Nature . The TCGA team, comprised of more than 100 investigators from seven cancer...

Spiritual effects of hallucinogens persist, Johns Hopkins researchers report

In a follow-up to research showing that psilocybin, a substance contained in "sacred mushrooms," produces substantial spiritual effects, a Johns Hopkins team reports that those beneficial effects appear to last more than a year. Writing in the Journal of Psychopharmacology , the Johns Hopkins...

TorreyPines Therapeutics Licenses Intellectual Property from Johns Hopkins Related to Novel Uses of Glutamate Receptor Antagonists for Prevention, Treatment of Stroke, Heart Attack

- Research Published in March Issue of Journal of Experimental Medicine - - Findings Underscore Versatility of TorreyPines' AMPA/Kainate Receptor Antagonists as Possible Antithrombotic Agents - LA JOLLA, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TPTX ) ...

O.J. Brigance Named Honorary Chair of May 3 Race to Cure ALS, Confirms His Diagnosis by The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Bowl champ O.J. Brigance, who recently confirmed a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by top doctors at The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, is spearheading a spring footrace organized by the Center to fund res...

Professional Products, Inc. Integrates Clinical Skills and Simulation Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Products, Inc. (PPI) has been commissioned to provide The Johns Hopkins Hospital located in Baltimore, Maryland with a Clinical Skills and Simulation Center called the OC-8 Simulation Center. This center is on the eighth floor of the outp...

Sixteen Organizations Implement ACG Rx-PM Predictive Modeling from Johns Hopkins University, DST Health Solutions

ACG Rx-PM Software Helps Organizations Rapidly Identify High-Risk Cases, Provide Effective Care Management Services and Improve Underwriting BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and DST Health Solutions announced that 16 organizations ha...

Beckman Coulter Announces Licensing Option Agreements for Cancer Genes with Johns Hopkins University

Contracts Establish Exclusive Access to Diagnostic Application of Research Discoveries FULLERTON, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC ) announced today that it has signed two agreements with Johns Hopkins University giving the...

Gene Hunters at Johns Hopkins Close In On Lou Gehrig's Disease

In the first genomewide search for the genetic roots of the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Johns Hopkins scientists// have newly identified 34 unique variations in the human genetic code among 276 unrelated subjects with ALS. The 34 so-called single nucleotide polymorphisms...

Craig Newschaffer of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

A new study in the US attributes the rise in autism cases the reason that schools are diagnosing autism more frequently.// It is not a sudden epidemic so to say. Study author Paul Shattuck of the University of Wisconsin at Madison said, there may be as yet unknown environmental triggers behin...

Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions

...alth and offers regular support, according to a study by researchers at the johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The research, published in the ...and Management and associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the johns Hopkins School of Medicine. "The program realized annual net savings of $75...

Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research

...ck into stem cells have been identified by U.S. researchers. A team from johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore genetically altered male... -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: johns Hopkins Medicine, news release, Aug. 6, 2009 ...

$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange

... institutions and state officials. Three years ago, executives from Erickson Retirement Communities and the state's three largest hospital systems -- johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar Health, and the University of Maryland -- began meeting informally to discuss how to better coordinate care by exchanging he...

Bipartisan Panel of Industry, NGO and Academic Experts Proposes New Rules for Science in Federal Regulation

...nford University ARTHUR CAPLAN: University of Pennsylvania LINDA J. FISHER: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company LYNN R. GOLDMAN: johns Hopkins University JOHN D. GRAHAM: Indiana University DANIEL GREENBAUM: Health Effects Institute MICHAEL P. HOLSAPPLE: ILSI Healt...

Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Company's Domestic Health Division

...d STI preventive agents. Previously, she was a member of the faculty at the johns Hopkins School of Public Health where she managed large multisite epidemiol...s experience. Dr. Solomon earned her Dr.P.H. and M.H.S. degrees from johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health; a B.S. degree (Physician Assis...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

...Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, N...

Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

... been found," said Michelle Mielke, an assistant professor of psychiatry at johns Hopkins University, who has done research on the causes of dementia. "Bo...ealth, Minneapolis; Michelle Mielke, Ph.D, assistant professor, psychiatry, johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; August 2009 Journal of Neurology, Neurosurg...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

...ave looked at whether vitamin D can be associated with increased cardiovascular disease in children," said Jared P. Reis, who began his study while at johns Hopkins University. He is now an epidemiologist in the division of cardiovascular sciences of the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. "...

TGen-led team is 1 of 7 selected for $1 million skin-cancer grants

...the MRA Grant Review Committee and Director of the johns Hopkins Melanoma Program. According to the gran...stigators: Team Lead: Drew Pardoll, M.D., Ph.D., johns Hopkins University Lieping Chen, M.D., Ph.D., johns Hopkins University Suzanne Topalian, M.D.,...

Prototype, 7-foot-tall sanitizer automates disinfection of hard-to-clean hospital equipment

... johns Hopkins experts in applied physics, computer engin...ritical equipment," she says. In the study, the johns Hopkins team showed that SUDS was able to disinfec...l," says Asiyanbola, an assistant professor at the johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "We believ...

Psych Drugs Gaining Widespread Acceptance

...amin Mojtabai, an associate professor in the department of mental health at johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. Mojtabai express...in Mojtabai, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, department of mental health, johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore; Norman Sussman, M.D.,...

Dignitaries Come Together to Honor Participants in the Team Sarcoma Initiative

... the world…if we don't have the trust of our patients, we are not able to test our new treatments." Dr. Martin Makary, Director of the johns Hopkins Center for Surgical Outcomes Research, talked about the trust that exists between sarcoma patients and their physicians: "That trust is m...

March of Dimes Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Genetics 'Short Course'

...as a collaboration between The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, with funding from the March of Dimes. Fam...Dr. McKusick in creating the short course endures today. Congratulations to johns Hopkins and the Jackson Laboratory for keeping Dr. McKusick's vision alive....

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

... distress within the previous month, compared with 3 percent of those without cancer. Dr. James Zabora, a former associate professor of oncology at johns Hopkins School of Medicine who has researched cancer and mental health issues, said the study was well done but that the measure of mental health has ...

Judge Sues Blue Cross for Autism Treatment

...ng $1,000,000 in damages. That case -- Christopher johns v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan -- was the f...trated in the federal case we just settled for Mr. johns that applied behavioral therapy is highly effectiv...se children are entitled to this care." The johns v. Blue Cross suit was filed in federal court and ...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

...ior study author Dr. Emily Erbelding, an associate professor of medicine at johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study appears in the July issue of ... SOURCES: Emily Erbelding, M.D., associate professor, medicine, johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Baltimore; Jennifer Wu, M.D., obstetrici...

Scientists Test New Way to Get Drugs to Cancer Cells

...molecules that can be designed to carry a number of drugs and chemicals, and can be manipulated to control how long they remain in the bloodstream. johns Hopkins University researchers attached cancer-specific antibodies to liposomes to create immunoliposomes that travel through the bloodstream and seek...

NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

...Children's Hospital, Oakland, Calif. University of Colorado, Denver Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C. University of Illinois at Chicago johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Md. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City Columbia University, ...

Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

...said Dr. Simeon Margolis, professor of medicine and biological chemistry at johns Hopkins University. "That means this child will be taking a statin for 60 y...edicine and biological chemistry, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Stephen R. Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., professor a...

Coming Soon -- Stem-Cell Surgical Thread?

...hnology, Dr. Lew Schon, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery in the johns Hopkins School of Medicine,said in the news release. According to the st... -- Kevin McKeever SOURCE: johns Hopkins University, news release, July 20, 2009 ...

The Aspen Institute and TIME Convene Debate on Health Care at The Aspen Health Forum

..., Managing Editor, TIME Dr. Patch Adams, Founder and Director, The Gesundheit! Institute Dr. Peter Agre, Nobel Laureate and Director, johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute Dr. J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Laureate and Chancellor, UCSF Dr. Deepak Chopra , Author and Founder, T...

Top Hepatitis C Treatments Equally Effective

...sonal care items. The study of 3,070 adults at johns Hopkins and 118 other U.S. medical centers showed ... the researchers, according to a news release from johns Hopkins. "When considering treatments for hepa...lity," Dr. Mark Sulkowski, medical director of the johns Hopkins Center for Viral Hepatitis and the study's...

NCCN Will Convene National Policy Summit on Comparative Effectiveness in Cancer Care

...Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, N...

New drug candidate prolongs the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

...r itself. For this study, Salirasib was licensed by Concordia Pharmaceuticals, which collaborated with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, johns Hopkins, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and other institutes in the United States. If Phase II/III trials are successful, Prof. Kloog's drug will ...

Circumcision Doesn't Lessen HIV Transmission

...ose in the control group. While these results weren't statistically significant, they were sufficient to stop the study, said Dr. Maria J. Wawer of johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and colleagues. "Circumcision of HIV-infected men did not reduce HIV transmission to female ...

U.S. News Media Group Announces 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals

...ence and breadth of expertise by ranking at or near the top in at least six specialties. The top hospitals in the 2009-10 Honor Roll* are: 1. johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore) 2. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) 3. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles) 4. Cleveland Clinic 5...
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