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Released: 10/16/2017

James C. Harris, M.D., founding director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at The Johns Hopkins University and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University, will be presented with the Catcher in the Rye Advocacy Award to an Individual on Oct. 24 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

Released: 10/16/2017
Seven faculty members of The Johns Hopkins University have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Announcement of the new members (80 in all) was made today in conjunction with the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Released: 10/12/2017

Working with mice and rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and has not invaded deeper into bladder tissue. The tiny drug-infused particles, they say, potentially offer a less toxic clinical alternative to standard chemotherapy delivered intravenously or through a catheter inserted into the bladder.

Released: 10/11/2017

Johns Hopkins researchers report that the level, or “copy number,” of mitochondrial DNA—genetic information stored not in a cell’s nucleus but in the body’s energy-creating mitochondria—is a novel and distinct biomarker that is able to predict the risk of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths a decade or more before they happen. In the future, testing blood for this genetic information could not only help physicians more accurately predict a risk for life-threatening cardiac events, but also inform decisions to begin—or avoid—treatment with statins and other drugs.

Released: 10/11/2017

A new study of national survey information gathered on more than 12,000 Hispanic children from immigrant and U.S.-native families found that although they experience more poverty, those from immigrant families reported fewer exposures to such adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as parental divorce and scenes of violence.

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