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Photo shows doctoral student Donna Dang, left, and Rajini Rao, who directs the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, in the lab.

Doctoral  student Donna Dang, left, is conducting cancer cell research in the lab of physiology professor Rajini Rao, director of the graduate program in cellular and molecular biology.

Ensuring Bomedical Research Remains Trustworthy and Transparent
Johns Hopkins Medicine is taking steps to ensure its biomedical research remains trustworthy and transparent. The changes include expanded education for investigators and a better system for storing and sharing primary data.
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Photo of David Lictchman performing an image-guided procedure on a model.
Interventional Radiology Bedside Service at Johns Hopkins Means Shorter Waits for Patients
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Innovation in the Classroom
Graduate education is one of the core missions of Johns Hopkins Medicine. As times change for academic medical centers, we want to keep apace of the trends in medicine.
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Tech Envy: For Clinical Specialists
A look at innovative developments outside the halls of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Animated graphic illustration of physicians on bikes with ideas.
Incubator Grows Johns Hopkins Software to Improve Patient Care
It was the day she had been waiting for. Five teams assembled by the Technology Innovation Center (TIC) were presenting their 16-week-old software solutions and business startups to a panel of experts for feedback.
Illustration of brain anomalies rendered with bar code-like data identification numbers.
Database Could Lead to Better Diagnoses of Brain Anomalies in Children
Researchers are testing a database of more than 10,000 pediatric MRI scans of Johns Hopkins patients to help physicians and researchers better detect brain anomalies in children.
Teaming Up for Trauma Care at Johns Hopkins
Bypassing Bypass Surgery
Polymer-pill for weight loss may hold promise for patients with diabetes.
Myotomy Offers Relief for Some Gastroparesis Patients
Gastroenterologist Mouen Khashab has developed an endoscopic procedure that snips the pyloric sphincter to treat certain sufferers of gastroparesis.
Unlocking the Genetic Mysteries of IBD
Gastroenterologist Joanna Melia is researching a zinc transporting gene that has a mutation associated with increased risk of Crohn’s disease
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Inductees Share a Passion for Patient Care
The Gift of Organ Donation
The hospital recognizes this special group of donors during National Donate Life Month, celebrated in April each year by hospitals around the country to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Photo shows Khaled Kebaish, M.B.B.Ch., holding a 3-D “before” model of the spine of a 50-year-old woman with severe spinal kyphosis. The patient underwent a complex vertebral column resection in which six vertebral segments were removed.
Major Spinal Reconstruction: 6 Vertebral Segments Removed to Restore Proper Alignment
The patient’s spine was nearly folded upon itself, with an abnormal forward curvature of 150 degrees (see photo of 3-D model). Although pain and muscle weakness were not overly prominent, she experienced significant breathing difficulties, requiring her to continually use oxygen, and was unable to eat while sitting.

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Most Cancer Mutations are Due to Random DNA Copying ‘Mistakes’

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying “mistakes” account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer. Their research is grounded on a novel mathematical model based on DNA sequencing and epidemiologic data from around the world.

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Novel gene therapy offer hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorders

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers using gene therapy were able to restore balance and hearing in mice breed to have a disease that mimics Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition in humans characterized by partial or total hearing loss and vision loss that worsens over time.

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City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children

Results of a new study by researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. Children who lived in inner-city areas had an overall 40 percent higher risk of asthma-related emergency room visits and 62 percent higher risk of asthma-related hospitalizations.

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