Category: School of Medicine

Found: Pathway for origin of most common form of brain tumor

July 9, 2012

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered one of the most important cellular mechanisms driving the growth and progression of meningioma, the most common form of brain and spinal cord tumor. A report on the discovery, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Research, could lead the way to the discovery of better drugs to attack […]

Next front in world AIDS battle: Stretching use of anti-HIV drugs

July 9, 2012

A Johns Hopkins expert in the drug treatment of HIV disease and AIDS is spearheading an international effort to radically shift the manufacturing and prescribing of combination therapies widely credited in the last decade for keeping the disease in check for 8 million of the 34 million infected people worldwide. “We can do more with less […]

JHM honors departing Dean Miller

June 11, 2012

The university and Johns Hopkins Medicine will honor a transformative leader today and look toward the future at a daylong conference titled Moving Academic Medicine Forward, held in honor of Edward D. Miller, the longtime dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Miller will step down from his post on June […]

Thomas Smith named director of palliative care for Johns Hopkins Medicine

November 14, 2011

Thomas Smith has been named director of palliative care for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the inaugural Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Care in the School of Medicine’s Department of Oncology. In this new directorship, he will lead palliative care efforts throughout the system. “Tom has a national and international reputation as one of […]

Researchers discover how breast cancer spreads to lungs

November 14, 2011

The spread of breast cancer is responsible for more than 90 percent of breast cancer deaths. Now, the process by which it spreads—or metastasizes—has been unraveled by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Reporting in two papers, the researchers have discovered the switch that enables breast cancer cells to travel to and be received in the lungs. […]

Sickle cell community forum to educate, empower patients

November 14, 2011

Johns Hopkins Medicine last week brought together community members to develop a communications campaign to engage patients, health care professionals and legislators in the fight against sickle cell disease. “Linking Awareness to Action”—a dinner, panel and group discussion—was the first of a four-part community forum series to educate and empower individuals living with sickle cell […]

Johns Hopkins Hospital contractors turn over keys to new facility

November 14, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Hospital becomes the official owner today of the new 1.6 million-square-foot facility that will house the Sheikh Zayed Tower and Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. At 12:30 p.m., construction company officials will hand over a ceremonial key to Edward D. Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins […]

Combo ‘epigenetic’ therapy may restore anti-cancer gene activity

November 14, 2011

A new type of therapy aimed at reversing the gene silencing that promotes cancer-cell growth has shown promising results in a small clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Forty-five late-stage lung cancer patients who received a two-drug combination designed to restore anti-cancer gene activity survived about two months longer than […]

Common bacteria cause some colon tumors by altering a gene

November 14, 2011

Working with lab cultures and mice, Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a strain of the common gut pathogen Bacteroides fragilis causes colon inflammation and increases activity of a gene called spermine oxidase, or SMO, in the intestine. The effect is to expose the gut to hydrogen peroxide—the caustic, germ-fighting substance found in many medicine […]

Soldiers evacuated with headaches don’t return

November 14, 2011

Headaches, a virtually universal human complaint at one time or another, are among the top reasons for medical evacuation of military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan, and for ongoing depletion of active-duty ranks in those countries, according to research led by Johns Hopkins specialists. Just one-third of soldiers sent home because of headaches return to […]

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