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1997 Press Releases

Johns Hopkins Press Releases: 1997

DECEMBER
12/17/97 Expanding AIDS Epidemic in India Includes Monogamous Wives
AIDS is spreading among young, monogamous, married women in India who get infected by apparently promiscuous husbands, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the National AIDS Research Institute in Pune, India.
12/17/97 Symptoms Found that Identify Early-stage HIV Infection
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and India find that a simple set of symptoms including fever, joint pain, and night sweats can quickly identify people who recently have been infected with the AIDS virus, even before there is evidence from a blood test.
12/16/97 Diabetic Men at 13 Times Higher Risk for End-stage Renal Disease Than Non-diabetic Men
Diabetes has long been known to be one major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but the magnitude of risk has been uncertain. Now, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers finds that diabetic men are nearly 13 times more likely to develop ESRD than non-diabetic men.
12/15/97 Response to Mental Stress Could Indicate Heart Disease
An exaggerated response to mental stress could be a marker for future heart disease among people under age 60 with a strong family history of premature heart disease, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
12/97 Story Ideas from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
12/4/97 Hopkins Researchers Closing in on Manic-Depressive Gene
Johns Hopkins researchers have confirmed that a gene related to bipolar disorder in families is located in the "long arm" of human chromosome 18....
12/4/97 Knee Replacement Patients Who Have Dental Work Susceptible to Infection Years after Surgery
People who have total knee replacements and later undergo extensive dental work may be susceptible to knee infections years after their initial surgery, according to a study by Johns Hopkins physicians....
12/1/97 Some Persons with Retinal Disease Adapt Using Side Vision
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that some people with macular degeneration can pass their driver's vision test even though large parts of their central retinas are destroyed by disease....
NOVEMBER
11/18/97 Hopkins Grand Rounds Now on Internet
It's medical education for the electronic age. For the last 40 years, Johns Hopkins Medical Grand Rounds have covered topics ranging from weight loss in elderly men and the complications of prosthetic heart valves to pancreatic cancer and advances in the treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis....
11/18/97 Hopkins Researchers Find Drug May Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have found that a drug used to normalize blood ammonia levels also holds promise for cystic fibrosis....
11/17/97 Hopkins Med School Names New Biological Chemistry Director
An expert in the emerging science of glycobiology has become the new DeLamar Professor and director of the Department of Biological Chemistry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine....
11/14/97 Brain Scans Prove Dopamine's Involvement in Cocaine Abuse
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have used brain scans to show that intravenous doses of cocaine increase the availability of dopamine, the brain's "feel-good" chemical....
11/14/97 A Woman's Journey
Johns Hopkins Medicine is hosting an all-day symposium on women's health issues and current medical controversies on Saturday, Nov. 22....
11/14/97 New Valet Parking Service at Hopkins
Visitors and patients coming to the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center should find the trip a little easier thanks to a valet parking service that began Nov. 10....
11/14/97 Surviving AIDS Appears to Require Permanent Triple-Drug Therapy
Researchers from Johns Hopkins, the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (New York, N.Y.) and the University of California, San Diego, have shown that drug "cocktail" therapy for AIDS...
11/11/97 People Depressed after Heart Attack Less Likely to Make Behavior Changes to Reduce Risk
Nearly one in four people suffers from depression after a heart attack, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers, who found that these patients are less likely to comply with their doctors' advice to modify their diets and exercise more often....
11/11/97 Adenovirus May Play a Role in Heart Inflammation
Adenoviruses, viruses that cause common upper respiratory infections, may also cause life-threatening heart muscle inflammation in adults, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers....
11/11/97 "Might Mice" Gene Is Mutated in Beefy Bovines
The same genetic "secret formula" that gave unusually large muscles to the "mighty mice" engineered by Johns Hopkins is also at work naturally in specially bred cattle that have extra muscle, according to a new report from the researchers....
11/10/97 Strokes Associated with Heart Surgery Exact High Costs
One in five people who has a stroke associated with heart surgery die before leaving the hospital and only one in four is able to return straight home after hospitalization for their surgery, according to a study by Johns Hopkins physicians....
11/11/97 Rotavirus Vaccine for Infants
Johns Hopkins scientists are seeking infants 2 to 4 months old to test an oral vaccine for a virus that sends up to 100,000 infants to the hospital and kills about 200 each year in the United States....
11/11/97 Exercise Improves Heart Function in Elderly People with Heart Failure
Older people with chronic congestive heart failure can significantly improve their functional independence by exercising moderately three times a week, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins physicians....
11/11/97 Hopkins Team Shows New Ways to Prevent Brain Damage During Cardiac Surgery
An unlikely team of heart surgeons and brain chemistry experts at Johns Hopkins has experimental evidence that some common drugs including anti-seizure medications may reduce or eliminate the most feared risk to people facing heart bypass surgery -- inevitable, if often subtle, brain damage....
11/5/97 Premiere of Baltimore Edition of Monopoly� to Benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Have you ever wanted to own the Baltimore Orioles or Amtrak's Penn Station? On November 20, 1997, 6-8:30 pm, you can buy "deeds" to some of the hottest properties in town by playing the new Baltimore edition of Monopoly� at the B&O Railroad Museum....
11/5/97 Hopkins partners with Howard County Private Practice Group
Johns Hopkins University and Milles, Oken and Seals, a prominent internal medicine practice in Ellicott City/Columbia, have signed an innovative agreement...
11/5/97 Bioethics Conference
Ruth R. Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins University Bioethics Institute will deliver the keynote address at the annual joint meeting of the American Association of Bioethics,...
11/3/97 Hopkins Opens Center for Head and Neck Cancers
Physicians at Johns Hopkins have opened a comprehensive center for treating head and neck cancers, offering a full range of services from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation...
11/3/97 Bowling for Diabetes Prevention and Awareness
The Johns Hopkins University Diabetes Prevention Program is sponsoring a diabetes awareness program...
OCTOBER
10/29/97 Potential Test for Lou Gehrig's Disease at Hand
Good results in preliminary studies of a potential diagnostic test for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have led Johns Hopkins scientists to call for an expanded trial immediately....
10/28/97 Right Side of Brain Does the Work for Worriers
Researchers at Johns Hopkins think they have identified sites in the brain where "worrying" takes place....
10/24/97 News from the Third Annual Symposium on the Neurovirlogy and Neuroimmunology of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
Presentations were among those made at the Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory's Third Annual Symposium on the Neurovirology and Neuroimmunology of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, held in Bethesda, Md. The Stanley Laboratory is based in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center....
10/24/97 Hopkins Quality Leader Award
For the second consecutive year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital was named as the hospital most preferred for overall health care services in the Baltimore metropolitan area in a survey conducted by the National Research Corporation (NRC)....
10/24/97 Different Alzheimer's Genes Create Same Problem In Mouse Brain
A new study suggests the amyloid plaques that form in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients are not the end products of the disease but the beginning of it, according to Johns Hopkins scientists....
10/16/97 Students Cite Media As Greatest Source of Exposure to Violence
A questionnaire answered by students at a Baltimore County high school shows that nearly 10 percent of them have received psychological help to deal with difficulties related to exposure to violence ....
10/13/97 Overproduction of Glutamate Can Lead to Brain Damage During Heart Surgery
Cooling the body for heart surgery causes an overproduction of the neurotransmitter glutamate, an excitatory amino acid, and can leave the nervous system vulnerable to damage from the start of the cooling process until up to eight hours after recovery....
10/15/97 Estrogen Found to Improve Blood Flow in Men
Estrogen therapy, which has halved coronary artery disease symptoms in postmenopausal women, may hold similar health benefits for men in the same age group....
10/7/97 Airbags, Shoulder Restraints Could Help Prevent Injury Fatalities in Airplane Crashes
Using air bags and shoulder restraints in passenger aircraft could reduce deaths from head injuries sustained in airplane crashes, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins....
10/6/97 Chernow Named Vice Dean of Research at Hopkine Medicine
Bart Chernow, M.D., FACP, FCCP, has been named Vice Dean of Research, Technology and Corporate Relations for The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine....
10/1/97 Thompson Named V.P. of Managed Care for Hopkins Medicine
Michael A. Thompson has been appointed to the new position of vice president of managed care for Johns Hopkins Medicine. With twenty years of experience as a senior executive,...
SEPTEMBER
9/30/97 New Discovery May Offer Protection Against Stroke
By further tracking nitric oxide's actions in the brain, Johns Hopkins scientists report they have figured out what may be a universal sequence of biochemical events from stroke to brain cell death....
9/30/97 Hopkins Breast Center Named to "America's Top 10" by Self Magazine
The Johns Hopkins Breast Center has been named one of "America's 10 Best Breast Cancer Centers" by Self magazine. It is the only center of its kind in the Baltimore/Washington area to make the list....
9/30/97 William Kent Named Executive VP/COO of Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation
William M. Kent has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation (MSC)....
9/24/97 Genetically Engineered Substance Improves Thyroid Cancer Testing
A genetically engineered thyroid-stimulating compound may be used safely and effectively to screen for recurrence of thyroid cancer after surgery and cause fewer side effects...
9/24/97 Meet Local Heroes Making a Difference for Hopkins Kids
Meet local heroes who create and continue Kids Helping Hopkins programs that make the difference for pediatric patients at Johns Hopkins Children's Center....
9/23/97 Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation Awarded Tricare Contract for New Department of Defense Health Care Program
Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation (JHMSC) has been designated one of seven national TRICARE Prime designated providers under a new Department of Defense (DoD) health care program called TRICARE, effective May 1, 1998.....
9/22/97 Hopkins Researchers Win Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards
For 52 years, the Lasker Medical Research Awards -- known as "America's Nobels" -- have celebrated the scientists, physicians, and public servants whose accomplishments have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of many of the great cripplers and killers of our century. ...
9/22/97 Hopkins Partners with Dunbar High School to Build Health Careers
Students at Dunbar High School will have an opportunity to pursue health care professions through an innovative curriculum linking students at the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School to resources provided by several Johns Hopkins Institutions, in collaboration with other notable community organizations....
9/18/97 Hopkins AIDS Network Studies Early AIDS Treatment
Johns Hopkins AIDS researchers have launched a multi-center study to find out if early, aggressive treatment of HIV infection can reduce virus levels or even eliminate the virus....
9/16/97 Hopkins Opens Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility at Green Spring Station
Physicians at Johns Hopkins have opened a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility in Lutherville, Md., offering a full spectrum of services designed to improve patients' quality of life and help them return to their regular lifestyles....
9/15/97 New Test May Improve Treatment of Kidney Disease
Why some patients with kidney diseases respond well to certain medications and others do not has continued to stump physicians. With no means to test the medications besides trial and error, finding the right treatment is often a frustrating experience for physicians and their patients. Now, research at Johns Hopkins may help provide some answers to the puzzle....
9/15/97 Cancer Protection Compound Abundant in Broccoli Sprouts
Johns Hopkins scientists have found a new and highly concentrated source of sulforaphane, a compound they identified in 1992 that helps mobilize the body's natural cancer-fighting resources and reduces risk of developing cancer....
9/11/97 Hopkins Researchers Study Space Flight's Effects on Blood Vessels
Are astronauts at risk of developing coronary artery disease from spending time in space, or can their blood vessels adapt to the change in gravity? To find out, Johns Hopkins researchers are preparing a cargo...
9/2/97 New Electrical Abnormality Found in Heartbeat of Heart Failure Patients
Some heart failure patients have an electrical abnormality that prevents the heart from recovering normally after each beat, Johns Hopkins physicians have discovered....
AUGUST
8/28/97 Camera and E-Mail Cut Costs of Catching Early Eye Disease
Johns Hopkins researchers are establishing a screening service that uses an automated camera to identify diabetics with a potentially blinding eye disease long before they sustain permanent damage and lose vision....
8/27/97 Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Presents the Carriage House Collection at Evergreen: A Sterling Celebration
The Carriage House Collection at Evergreen, now in its 41st year, is a unique shopping experience with more than 50 distinctive boutiques from around the country and a silent auction featuring antiques and collectibles. In addition, the Evergreen mansion will be filled...
8/27/97 Johns Hopkins Children's Center's Back to School Tip II:
STOP! LOOK! & LISTEN ! - Getting to School Safely...
8/25/97 Threat to Technology Transfer Averted
A move that could have ended almost two decades of spectacular successes based on university and private-sector partnerships has been averted....
8/25/97 Dr. Curt Civin: Victim of His Own Success
Pediatric cancer physician and scientist Curt Civin, M.D., didn't choose to become the central figure in a landmark patent dispute that would end up in federal court, involve many members of Congress and...
8/25/97 Hopkins-HHMI Researchers Discover a Cause and Develop Test for Familial Colorectal Cancer
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have identified the first known genetic mutation that causes familial colorectal cancer...
8/8/97 Researcher's Find Where Brain Stores Physical Skills Memories
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland have shown that people use one part of their brains to learn new physical skills, and store that memory within six hours in another part of the brain....
8/1/97 NIH Denies CellPro's March-In Petition
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today denied a petition of CellPro, Inc. requesting that NIH exercise 'march in rights' under the Bayh-Dole Act in connection with stem cell selection patents owned by The Johns Hopkins University...

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JULY
7/31/97 Second Look Acquits Gene of Role in Breast Cancer
Johns Hopkins scientists studying a gene previously identified as a breast cancer gene report evidence that the gene may be innocent....
7/29/97 Chanis, Preciado, and Wong Cited for Medical Work
Three Panamanian physicians--Rolando A. Chanis, M.D., Manuel Preciado, M.D., and Julio C. Wong, M.D.--were honored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, for outstanding contributions to medical education....
7/25/97 Hopkins Researchers Report Outcomes for Children With Half a Brain
A long-term study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that hemispherectomy, a surgical procedure in which half the brain is removed, does more than stop otherwise uncontrollable and often life-threatening seizures in children....
7/25/97 Scientist Develops Viable Human Embryonic Stem Cell Line
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have developed the first human embryonic stem cell lines, cells that theoretically can form all the different cells and tissues of the body....
7/24/97 Oriole Makes Donation to Ripken/Gehrig Research Fund
Orioles pitcher Jimmy Key recently donated half of his $50,000 All-Star bonus to the Cal Ripken/Lou Gehrig fund for Neuromuscular Research at Johns Hopkins University....
7/23/97 National Medical Artists Meeting Features Body Atlas Controversy
ohns Hopkins faculty will help host hundreds of medical illustrators at the 52nd annual convention of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) in Baltimore from July 24 to July 28 at the Omni Hotel....
7/18/97 1997 "Best Hospitals" Rankings
For the seventh year in a row, The Johns Hopkins Hospital is at the top of the U.S. News & World Report annual, national "Honor Roll" of hospitals. JHM CEO and Dean Edward D. Miller and Hospital and Health System President Ronald R. Peterson set the tone for the celebration...
7/14/97 Researchers Study Estrogen's Impact on Alzheimer's Disease
A nationwide study group that includes researchers at Johns Hopkins is starting the first major trial of estrogen's effects on women with Alzheimer's disease (AD)....
7/3/97 Hopkins Testing New Uses For Improving Sight With Laser
Johns Hopkins researchers are testing a new laser operation that could do for farsighted eyeglass wearers what surgery has long offered the nearsighted: clear vision without glasses or contact lenses. "Excimer laser surgery to gently sculpt the cornea...
JUNE
6/27/97 Johns Hopkins Physicians to Participate in International Telemedicine Conference to Mark Hong Kong's Return to China
Physicians from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will participate in an international conference on new applications for telemedicine...
6/23/97 Hopkins Research Finds Dialysis Choice Depends on Pediatric Experience
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report that treatment centers seeing a higher percentage of pediatric patients are more likely to use a less invasive method of dialysis...
6/20/97 Hopkins' "Best-Dressed" Sale Set for Sept. 25, 26, 27 and 28
In what has become an annual fashion rite, expensive designer dresses, chic contemporary fashions, classic accessories and enduring vintage clothing will be on the racks at the Johns Hopkins 1997 Best Dressed Sale and Boutique. ...
6/18/97 Estrogen Use May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
A study from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) adds more evidence that women who use estrogen appear to have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
6/18/97 Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found in Human Lung Cells
Hopkins scientists studying lung damage from cystic fibrosis (CF) have found a natural "bug spray" that lung cells "squirt" on attacking bacteria....
6/10/97 In Vitro Fertilization Pioneer Returns to Johns Hopkins
Jairo Garcia, M.D., an expert in infertility and reproductive technologies returns to Johns Hopkins July 1 as director of its in vitro fertilization (IVF) program....
6/10/97 Hopkins Bioethics Institute Awarded Grant to Support State's "Care of the Dying" Project
In the wake of a federal report that highlights the needless suffering of terminally ill patients, The Johns Hopkins University Bioethics Institute and the Maryland Attorney General's office have formed a unique partnership, funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to investigate ways to improve end-of-life care...
6/6/97 Hopkins Scientists Find Antipsychotic Drug Has Anti-HIV Activity
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have discovered that some metabolites (breakdown products) of a common antipsychotic drug stop the replication of HIV in human cell cultures....
6/3/97 Hopkins Meeting to Show the Future of Medicine
"This will be a chance to see the shape of things to come in medicine and surgery, especially at Hopkins...."
6/3/97 New Laser Treatment May Stop Vision Loss in Macular Degeneration
"Our success so far is particularly exciting because there's no other treatment as effective for the wet form of age-related macular degeneration."
MAY
5/30/97 Distinguished Painter Gets Honorary Degreee at Biennial Meeting of Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
When renowned portrait painter Herbert E. Abrams visits Hopkins June 7, he will drop off three of his latest creations -- a portrait of former Hopkins medical faculty dean Michael Johns, M.D....
5/30/97 Scientists Move Closer to Genetically Treating the Heart
Johns Hopkins cardiologists have developed a technique for efficiently delivering genes to virtually all the cells in the heart, moving prospects for gene therapy for heart diseases over an imposing barrier.
5/28/97 Huntington's Disease Research Group Holds First Meeting in Baltimore
Thirty-four scientists and students from several of the world's leading biomedical research institutions will gather in Baltimore on May 29 to plot the next offensives in the war on Huntington's Disease (HD). ...
5/23/97 Potassium Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Americans
Hopkins scientists have crunched data from 33 previous studies to authoritatively answer an enduring public health question: can potassium lower blood pressure? The answer is yes....
5/23/97 Street Surveys May Better Reach African Americans
Interviewing urban African Americans about their health on their own turf may be more effective than traditional telephone survey methods, a Johns Hopkins study shows....
5/20/97 State Approves Priority Partners, Managed Care Organization Formed by Johns Hopkins, Maryland Community Health System
Interviewing urban African Americans about their health on their own turf may be more effective than traditional telephone survey methods, a Johns Hopkins study shows....
5/15/97 MIX 106.5 FM Hosts Eighth Annual Radiothon to Benefit Hopkins Children's Center
MIX 106.5 FM Morning Show hosts are gearing up for their eighth annual Radiothon. The 106-hour broadcast marathon is part of the Children's Miracle Network Telethon that culminates on NewsChannel 2....
5/13/97 Liver Surgery: Experience Yields Better Results
Some complicated, high-risk liver operations are safer, easier on the patient -- and less costly -- when performed at medical centers that do a lot of them, according to a Johns Hopkins study. ...
5/13/97 Chart Predicts Whether Surgery Will Cure Prostate Cancer
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and other institutions have refined a chart that helps physicians determine how advanced a prostate cancer may be and guides treatment decisions....
5/13/97 Hopkins Study Recommends New Prostrate Cancer Test Guidelines
A team of researchers led by Johns Hopkins finds most men between 50 and 70 don't need an annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer because their risk of having a noncurable cancer that can be detected is so small...
5/12/97 Help Wanted for Study of Inherited Intestinal Diseases
Ironically, progress in finding a cure for a serious intestinal disease that affects 400,000 people in the United States is being slowed because researchers don't have enough patients to study, according to Johns Hopkins researchers....
5/8/97 WMAR-TV Ready for 14th Telethon to Benefit Hopkins Children's Center
Plans are in the final stages for the 14th annual WMAR-TV Children's Miracle Network Telethon to air from 9 p.m., Saturday, May 31, to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 1.
5/8/97 "Silent" Resevoir of Cells Infected with HIV is Small
Like the ancient Trojan horse hiding a silent enemy, some immune system cells in HIV-positive persons carry the genetic information for making HIV and can potentially restart a full-blown infection in patients in whom treatment has reduced...
5/8/97 Tracking Blood Levels of HIV Improves Treatment of Infants
Scientists at Johns Hopkins and other institutions report that a test that counts AIDS viruses in blood should be routinely used on newborns whose mothers are HIV-positive...
5/6/97 Coronary Bypass Not Linked to Depression
Contrary to what doctors and patients have long believed, coronary bypass surgery per se is not the usual cause of depression found in some patients after surgery, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins ...
5/6/97 Tick-Borne Disease Found in Deer & Bears
Many Wisconsin deer and some California and Oregon bears carry a tick-borne disease that can be serious or fatal in humans, according to a Johns Hopkins study....
5/1/97 Knocking Out Gene Produces Mighty Mice
Johns Hopkins researchers have genetically engineered mice to grow herculean muscles, an achievement that eventually may lead to the development of treatments for muscular dystrophy...
APRIL
4/23/97 End-Stage Renal Disease in African-American Men Associated with High Blood Pressure and Lower Income
Although hypertension and low income already are linked to an increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) for both African-American and white men, the two factors may help explain...
4/18/97 16th Community Sports Clinic Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Med Students
Johns Hopkins first year medical students are hosting the 16th annual sports "clinic" for fourth, fifth and sixth-graders from East Baltimore....
4/16/97 Listen to Your Mother: An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Supporting American mothers' often-ignored advice on healthy eating, results of a study performed at Johns Hopkins and several other centers suggest that eating more fruits and vegetables...
4/16/97 Traditional Bedside Rounds May Improve Patient Satisfaction
Although many U.S. teaching hospitals are bucking tradition by moving morning "rounds" from the bedside to the conference room, patients seem to prefer the bedside discussions ...
4/11/97 Johns Hopkins Medicine Announces World Wide Web Site
Johns Hopkins Medicine now has a formal presence on the Internet. The new web site offers a comprehensive overview of services,...
4/10/97 Hopkins & Microsoft Use Internet to Broadcast
For the first time, a conference on the latest treatments for people with HIV and AIDS by the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service will be "broadcast" globally on the Internet, using the AIDS Service's site on the World Wide Web...
4/10/97 Hopkins Celebrates Young Investigators' Day
Johns Hopkins will give the first award named for Alicia Showalter Reynolds to Laura Rusche, Ph.D., a Hopkins graduate who also happened to be a friend of Reynolds....
4/8/97 Warming Surgery Patitnets Reduces Fatal Heart Atacks
Keeping surgery patients warm is a simple and inexpensive way to significantly reduce the risk of heart complications, the leading cause of post-operative death, a Johns Hopkins study suggests....
4/7/97 Hopkins Affiliates with Gambro for Dialysis Services
In a move to ensure that the increasing number of end stage kidney disease patients in the Baltimore area will receive the best and most timely dialysis care, Johns Hopkins Medicine has entered into a strategic affiliation with GAMBRO Healthcare...
4/7/97 Media Tips
Imaging technique can prevent most fruitless cancer surgery...
4/4/97 Hopkins Dean/CEO Miller Announces School of Medicine Appointments
Edward D. Miller Jr., M.D., new dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has named four new members of his Dean's Office....
4/2/97 New Variations on Old Drugs Promote Nerve Regeneration
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc., have successfully modified a group of established drugs to stimulate nerve growth without suppressing the immune system....
4/97 Johns Hopkins Business of Medicine Tips & Briefs
MARCH
3/27/97 Neighborhood Merchants Target Teens for Cigarette Sales
Patients
Many "mom and pop" merchants continue to advertise and sell cigarettes to minors in low-income city neighborhoods despite laws and public health campaigns to stop teen-age smoking, a Johns Hopkins study suggests...
3/27/97 Antifungal Drug May Be New Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease
A common antifungal drug may buy precious time for people with three chronic kidney diseases, delaying their need for dialysis or transplantation, a Johns Hopkins study shows....
3/27/97 Protein Strengthens Link Between Addiction and Long-term Memory
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a new protein, called Homer, that becomes active in rat brain cells during exposure to cocaine and during a lab model of long-term memory creation....
3/18/97 Experts Gather to Assess Battle over "Memories" of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Experts gather to assess battle over "memories" of childhood sexual abuse
3/14/97 Hopkins Scientist to Speak on Alzheimer's Disease at NIH Symposium
A Johns Hopkins researcher, Sangram Sisodia, Ph.D., will discuss the latest insights into the brain changes that cause Alzheimer's disease during a public symposium
3/14/97 Hopkins Scientists Identify Communications "Matchmaker"
ohns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein that helps biochemical "ears" on the surface of brain cells line up close to the areas where nearby brain cells "speak...."
3/12/97 Drug Slows Blindness in AIDS
AIDS patients facing blindness from a virus infection may respond to the drug cidofovir, according to results of a multicenter study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher.
3/10/97 Antioxidants May Block Molecular Messengers Used by Cancers
Johns Hopkins scientists may have identified how oxidants can worsen cancerous cell growth and how antioxidants can suppress it....
3/9/97 Widely Used Method for Controlling Blood Sugar in Hospitalized Diabetics Is Ineffective
The most common method for controlling blood-sugar levels in hospital patients with diabetes is ineffective and in some cases worsens their condition, a Johns Hopkins study suggests....
3/6/97 Johns Hopkins Medicine Affiliates with Kent &Queen Anne's
Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore and Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown, Md., on the Eastern Shore, have signed an agreement to affiliate,...
3/6/97 Physicians' Divorce Risk May Be Linked to Specialty Choice
A Johns Hopkins study finds that physicians in some specialties -- chiefly psychiatry and surgery -- are at higher risk for divorce than their medical brethren in other fields...
FEBRUARY
2/27/97 Asthma and Allergy--the Revenge of the Viral Nerd?
Johns Hopkins scientists have found the first hard evidence that viral infections can help cause asthma and allergies, a connection long suspected but never directly confirmed in the lab....
2/26/97 Long-term Estrogen Therapy Benefit: A Case of Widening Blood Vessels
Long-term estrogen replacement therapy after menopause may reduce heart attack risk not only by lowering blood-fat levels, but also by increasing blood flow to the heart and...
2/25/97 Formal Training Improves Obstetricians' Ultrasound Skills
Young physicians who undergo a rigorous formal training program in ultrasound testing on pregnant women are better skilled at this procedure than young physicians without such training, a Johns Hopkins study suggests....
2/21/97 Peterson Named President of Hopkins Health System
Ronald R. Peterson has been appointed president of The Johns Hopkins Health System, effective February 15, 1997. He has served as the Health System's acting president...
2/17/97 Hopkins Heads List of NIH Grant Recipients for Sixth Consecutive Year
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine leads all other medical schools in the amount of funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health in 1996. The achievement marks the sixth consecutive year...
2/6/97 Water-based Pillow May Reduce Neck Pain
Like water beds designed to better support the whole body, a water-based pillow may help people with chronic neck pain to sleep better and lessen their discomfort, a Johns Hopkins study shows....
2/3/97 Stopping Nitric Oxide Build-up May Reduce Brain Injury in Heart Surgery
A drug that stops overproduction of nitric oxide, a chemical normally involved in many body functions, may reduce the risk of brain damage that sometimes occurs when the body is cooled...
2/2/97 Two Disorders Reveal New Complexities in Body's Use of Genes
Johns Hopkins researchers studying the genetic changes underlying some cancers and genetic disorders have shown how a single gene can play a role in two very different and distinct inherited disorders...
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JANUARY
1/30/97 Radiology Groups Merge to Establish New Company, American Radiology Services, among Largest in Maryland to Include Johns Hopkins Imaging
Drs. Schultze, Snider & Associates, Diagnostic Radiology Associates, Calvert Radiology and Johns Hopkins Imaging have merged to create American Radiology Services, Inc. (ARS). American Radiology Services becomes one of the region's largest providers of radiology services....
1/29/97 Allergy Shots Not Helpful for Many Children with Asthma and Allergy
Johns Hopkins researchers have resolved a longstanding controversy by showing that allergy shots add little or no benefit to standard drug treatment for children with year-round moderate to severe asthma....
1/21/97 Alcohol a Major Factor in Bicycling Injuries and Deaths
In a government-supported study of more than 300 fatal and non-fatal bicycle accidents, Johns Hopkins researchers found that alcohol was a factor in at least a third of the deaths....
1/15/97 Miller Named Hopkins Medicine CEO/Dean
Edward D. Miller Jr., M.D., has been named to the newly created joint post of Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, effective January 17, 1997....
1/13/97 Johns Hopkins to Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
Johns Hopkins has established the region's first AIDS care capitation program for patients covered by Medicaid, the state-supported health insurance plan....
1/8/97 Martin Luther King Celebration Featuring Kweisi Mfume
In what has become a joyous annual tradition, Johns Hopkins will celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. with tributes, music and community service awards....
1/8/97 Researchers Identify Saethre-Chotzen Disease Gene
Johns Hopkins Children's Center scientists have identified TWIST as the disease gene causing Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, one of the most common genetic conditions...

 
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