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Genetic Syndrome of Intellectual Disability Fixed in Mice Using Precision Epigenome Editing

Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome, which causes intellectual disability and obesity in...
11-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Little Size Holds Big Impact: Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Nanocontainer to Ship Titan-Size Gene Therapies And Drugs Into Cells

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size — even hefty ones attached to the gene-editing tool called...
4-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Mouse Study Shows Nerve Signaling Pathway Critical to Healing Fractures

Sticks and stones may break one’s bones, but healing them requires the production of a protein signal that stimulates the generation, growth and spread of vital nerve cells, or neurons, throughout the injured area. That’s the finding of a recent...
5-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A Cancer Drug Trial For Dogs Presented At The RSNA Annual Meeting

What do you do when your best friend is diagnosed with a cancer that kills most of its patients within a few months? A few brave dog owners turned to Johns Hopkins, where veterinarians, radiologists and physicists have teamed up to conduct an...
1-Dec-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Five Things Nobel Laureate Gregg Semenza Wishes Everyone Knew About Science

On Dec. 10, Johns Hopkins scientist Gregg Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., along with William Kaelin Jr., M.D., and Peter Ratcliffe, M.D., will accept the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden, for the groundbreaking discovery of the...
3-Dec-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Helper Protein Worsens Diabetic Eye Disease

In a recent study using mice, lab-grown human retinal cells and patient samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they found evidence of a new pathway that may contribute to degeneration of the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The...
27-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Investigational Drug for People with Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

Imagine not being able to drive, shower alone or even work because you are never quite sure when the next seizure will leave you incapacitated. Hope may be on the horizon for epilepsy patients who have had limited success with seizure drugs. In a...
21-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Medicine to Host Maryland Hepatitis Summit

In the United States, hepatitis C virus kills more people than HIV and 59 other infectious diseases combined. Maryland is one of the states hit hardest by the hepatitis C epidemic.
21-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

4-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST

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Johns Hopkins Experts Available in Observance of World AIDS Day

26-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

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Flu Experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine

2-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Tip Sheet: Do You Think About Your Child’s Back and Head Safety While Preparing for the School Year?

Many parents are probably thinking about their child’s school attire, lunch needs and doctor visits in preparation for the upcoming school year.
22-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Tip Sheet: Have Fun This Summer While Staying Safe

Heat Safety for Young Athletes Heat illness injuries are preventable, says Raj Deu, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Ideally, athletes should avoid strenuous exercise in high...
30-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Media Alert: Precision Medicine Symposium oo Feature Experts From Across The Nation

Johns Hopkins inHealth, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s precision medicine effort to tailor health care to the needs of individual patients, is convening nearly two dozen experts from across the nation for a one-day research symposium that will explore...
29-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Media Advisory: Colon Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins Looks at Your Gut, Your Genetics

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, but it is preventable. While more than 90 percent of new cases occur in people 50 or older, more cases are being diagnosed at...
12-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

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Distinguishing Child Polio-Like Illness from Similar Diseases

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