Category: Research

‘Master molecule’ may improve stem cell heart attack treatment

June 25, 2012

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a single protein molecule may hold the key to turning cardiac stem cells into blood vessels or muscle tissue, a finding that may lead to better ways to treat heart attack patients. Human heart tissue does not heal well after a heart attack, instead forming debilitating scars. For reasons […]

Plan to end preventable child deaths in a generation outlined

June 25, 2012

Preventable childhood deaths caused by illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea can be nearly eliminated in 10 years, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health. In a commentary featured in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the researchers outline […]

New data: HIV superinfection rate comparable to initial infection

June 25, 2012

Human immunodeficiency virus superinfection may be as common as initial HIV infection and is not limited to high-risk populations, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In the first large-scale study of HIV superinfection in a […]

Paddle vs. propeller: Which competitive swimming stroke is superior?

June 25, 2012

Two swimming strokes—one that pulls through the water like a boat paddle and another that whirls to the side like a propeller—are commonly used by athletes training for the Olympic Games. (U.S. swimming trials begin today in Omaha, Neb.) But elite swimmers and their coaches have long argued over which arm motion is more likely […]

CryoPop takes first in national contest

June 11, 2012

A Johns Hopkins team took first prize in the 2012 BMEidea competition, sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. The winning design, CryoPop, is a low-cost medical device that uses dry ice for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions. Today cervical cancer kills an estimated 250,000 women, with 85 percent of the disease burden […]

Study: Molecule necessary for DNA repairs also halts them

May 29, 2012

Repairing DNA breaks can save a cell’s life, but shutting off the repair machinery can be just as critical. How cells accomplish this feat was unknown. However, new research by Johns Hopkins scientists, published in the Feb. 22 issue of Nature, suggests that shutting down the repair machinery relies heavily on the same molecule used […]

One in three households misreports smoke alarm coverage

May 29, 2012

One in three households in Baltimore misreports its smoke alarm coverage, with the vast majority of errors due to overreporting it, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Reasons for overreporting included study participants’ incorrectly assuming that all their alarms were working because they weren’t beeping, […]

Genes at fault for cystic fibrosis–related intestinal obstruction

May 29, 2012

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that modifies the risk of newborns with cystic fibrosis developing neonatal intestinal obstruction, a potentially lethal complication of the disease. Their findings, which appeared online March 15 in PlosGenetics, along with the findings of their Toronto-based colleagues, published April 1 in Nature Genetics, may lead to a […]

NSF funds massive data ‘pipeline’

November 7, 2011

Financed by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant, one of the world’s fastest and most advanced scientific computer networks—one capable of transferring in and out of The Johns Hopkins University per day the amount of data equivalent to 80 million file cabinets filled with text—will be built on the university’s Homewood campus, with support […]

Study shows efforts to heal the Chesapeake Bay are working

November 7, 2011

Efforts to reduce the flow of fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay appear to be giving a boost to the bay’s health, a new study that analyzed 60 years of water-quality data has concluded. The study, published in the November issue of Estuaries and Coasts, was conducted by researchers from The […]

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