The Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked #3 in the nation and #1 in Maryland in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings for 2015-16. Of the 16 specialties ranked by U.S. News, The Johns Hopkins Hospital had 15 that were nationally ranked, with nine of them in the top five and 11 in the top 10.
Ever flubbed a presentation or an important test? A Johns Hopkins researcher investigated when — and why — people “choke” when everything is on the line. See how you can adjust your thinking to better accomplish a daunting task.
Many low-income urban neighborhoods lack stores that stock fresh fruits and vegetables, making it difficult for residents to stick to a healthy diet. Discover how pairing urban farms with local corner stores might help improve access to produce across Baltimore.
When Greek mythology and cell biology meet, you get the protein Callipygian, recently discovered and named by Johns Hopkins University researchers for its role in determining which area of a cell becomes the back as it begins to move. This new protein, which clusters at the rear of moving cells, could point to new therapies for wound healing and cancer metastasis.
Scientists were able to learn more about how the brain retrieves memories by studying how rats recall information about places they’ve visited before. What they found is that memories are more like separate but connected “snapshots” than uninterrupted video reels, offering new clues into how memories can be preserved in those suffering from cognitive disorders, like Alzheimer’s disease.
For her advocacy for little people and others with disabilities, senior clinical programs coordinator Colleen Gioffreda has been invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Colleen has helped place more than 200 children with skeletal dysplasias into loving homes. Read more about her work.
Patients are sometimes wary of having residents assist in their operations, but an analysis of 16,098 brain and spine surgeries finds that resident participation does not raise the risks for postoperative complications or death.
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