Frederick L. Brancati, M.D., M.H.S., an internationally recognized expert on the epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes, and longtime director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Tuesday after a long struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/frederick_l_brancati_md_mhs_1959_2013
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