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Five Johns Hopkins Scientists Among 83 Who Will Share in $15 Million Award From Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Fund Computer-Based Research on Human Cells

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Five Johns Hopkins scientists, with specialties spanning computation, genetics, statistics and engineering, are among 83 others from 53 institutions in the U.S and eight other countries, who will share in a $15 million award from the Chan Zuckerberg...
19-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Gene Hunter Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Johns Hopkins scientist Steven Salzberg, Ph.D., known for his ability to tackle the most difficult projects in genome sequencing, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins the group of 213 scientists,...
19-Apr-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Don’t Kids Use Their Asthma Medicines? Children, Caregivers and Clinicians Disagree on the Answer

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In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers and their clinicians, Johns Hopkins researchers found that there was significant lack of agreement about why the kids miss their needed daily anti-inflammatory...
18-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Direct Electrical Current Used to Preferentially Inhibit Pain-Transmitting Neurons

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Using computer models and laboratory rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that “direct electrical current” can be delivered to nerves preferentially, blocking pain signals while leaving other sensations undisturbed.
18-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Reduces Size of Some Lung Cancer Tumors, Relapse Rate After Surgery

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A drug given to early stage lung cancer patients before they undergo surgery showed major tumor responses in the removed tumor and an increase in anti-tumor T-cells that remained after the tumor was removed, which resulted in fewer relapse cases in...
12-Apr-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lethal Weapon: Data Show More Prehospital Deaths, a Potential Increase in Intensity of Violence

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A new Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of national trauma data shows that trauma patients were four times more likely to die from gunshot wounds and nearly nine times more likely to die from stab wounds before getting to a trauma center in 2014,...
16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Evidence Mounts that Daily Opioid Users May Fare Worse After Spine Surgery, Study Finds

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In a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcomes, such as longer intensive care unit stays and more severe postop...
16-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Drug Combo Improves Survival of Women with Rare Uterine Cancer

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Adding the monoclonal antibody drug trastuzumab—already used to treat certain breast cancers—to the chemotherapy regimen of women with a rare form of uterine cancer lengthens the amount of time their tumors are kept from growing, according to...
10-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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