Experiments at Johns Hopkins have unearthed clues about which protein signaling molecules are allowed into hollow, hair-like “antennae,” called cilia, that alert cells to critical changes in their environments.
Mon, 13 May 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/research_on_cilia_heats_up_implications_for_hearing_vision_loss_and_kidney_disease
People with higher levels of cadmium in their urine — evidence of chronic exposure to the heavy metal found in industrial emissions and tobacco smoke — appear to be nearly 3.5 times more likely to die of liver disease than those with lower levels, according to a study by Johns Hopkins scientists.
Thu, 9 May 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/elevated_cadmium_levels_linked_to_liver_disease
By monitoring the behavior of a class of cells in the brains of living mice, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins discovered that these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain, where they transform into cells that insulate nerve fibers and help form scars that aid in tissue repair.
Thu, 9 May 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/researchers_discover_dynamic_behavior_of_progenitor_cells_in_brain
Award-winning journalist, best-selling author, well-known cancer advocate and talk-show host Katie Couric will be the keynote speaker at Johns Hopkins Medicine’s 19th annual A Woman’s Journey (AWJ) symposium Saturday, Nov. 16, in Baltimore.
Wed, 8 May 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/katie_couric_to_headline_hopkins_annual_womens_health_symposium
The National Institutes of Health has announced that Janice E. Clements, Ph.D., is among 10 experts selected to advise the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI).
Wed, 8 May 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/janice_clements_johns_hopkins_professor_and_vice_dean_is_named_to_nih_council_of_councils
Johns Hopkins researchers believe they may have discovered an explanation for the sleepless nights associated with restless legs syndrome (RLS), a symptom that persists even when the disruptive, overwhelming nocturnal urge to move the legs is treated successfully with medication.
Tue, 7 May 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/restless_legs_syndrome_insomnia_and_brain_chemistry_a_tangled_mystery_solved