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Released: November 17, 2017

Sexual and reproductive health around the globe often is viewed as a domain for women and girls because they bear the responsibility of contraception, yet due to stricter gender stereotypes, are not equally in charge of decision-making. In order to ensure sexual and reproductive health for all, an equal focus must be put on educating men and boys.

Released: November 16, 2017

Bluefield Innovations, an independent company, to provide up to $65 million in initial funding over five years

The Johns Hopkins University and Deerfield Management announced today the creation of Bluefield Innovations, a collaboration designed to catalyze the development of early stage therapeutics. Funded by Deerfield, an investment management firm committed to advancing health care, Bluefield Innovations will provide up to $65 million in initial funding over five years to support the commercialization of early stage therapeutic research at Johns Hopkins, with additional funding available to advance research that shows strong commercial potential.

Released: November 15, 2017

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Released: November 14, 2017

Johns Hopkins researchers identify the cell signals responsible for rapid heart failure in children with Marfan syndrome and reverse the disease in mouse models

In experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, Johns Hopkins researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals’ hearts — at levels well-tolerated in normal mice — can initiate heart failure. The findings, described August 4 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, revealed a novel cellular pathway in heart tissue that leads to heart failure and may serve as a model for a new standard of treatment for children with this aggressive form of Marfan syndrome.
Released: November 10, 2017

Donald Coffey, a distinguished Johns Hopkins professor and prostate cancer expert, who was the former director of the Brady Urological Research Laboratory and deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, died on Nov. 9 at the age of 85.

Released: November 9, 2017

The following Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty are scheduled to speak at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11-15. To arrange interviews, or for other information, call or email the media contacts listed above.

Released: November 9, 2017

Study suggests doctors understand the issue, but are unsure of their responsibility

A national survey of more than 200 pediatric primary care physicians found that while over three-quarters addressed at least one parental health issue, such as maternal depression or parental tobacco use, during child health visits and a majority recognized the impact of such issues on children’s health, fewer felt responsible for addressing them.

Released: November 8, 2017

Publishing online this week in Cell Host & Microbe, researchers at Johns Hopkins report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains why our skin becomes inflamed from conditions such as atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema. Toxin-producing bacteria on the surface of our skin induces a protein that causes our own cells to react and cause inflammation.

Released: November 6, 2017

Johns Hopkins cell biologists report what they believe is the first-ever creation of tiny protein-based gelatin-like clumps called hydrogels inside living cells. The ability to create hydrogels on demand, they say, should advance the long scientific struggle to study the elusive structures—which form in nature when proteins or other molecules aggregate under certain conditions—and to uncover their suspected contributions to human diseases.

Released: November 6, 2017

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers found that measures of connectivity within specific cerebral networks were strongly linked to long-term functional outcomes in patients who had suffered severe brain injury following a cardiac arrest.

Released: November 2, 2017

What do math, physics and engineering tell us about breast cancer? They could tell us a lot, say Johns Hopkins scientists. They’re using a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to unite biologists, clinicians and engineers at the new Johns Hopkins Center for Cancer Target Discovery and Development, or CTD2.

Released: November 2, 2017

A fundamental shift in how cancer research is conducted and how cancer care is delivered in the U.S. is required in order to deliver on the Cancer Moonshot initiative, according to a major new report published today in The Lancet Oncology journal.

Released: November 1, 2017

An international team of researchers led by Johns Hopkins has shown that a topical gel made from a class of common blood pressure pills that block inflammation pathways speeds the healing of chronic skin wounds in mice and pigs.
Released: October 27, 2017

Team awarded five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement from National Center for Advancing Translational Science

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Northwestern University, the University of Washington and Sage Bionetworks, together with the Scripps Research Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Iowa and the Jackson Laboratory, have been awarded a five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to create a new Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program: the National Center for Data to Health (CD2H).
Released: October 25, 2017

In a “Perspective” article in The New England Journal of Medicine that is being published online today, leaders at Johns Hopkins, along with their counterparts at Harvard and Stanford universities, call for critical examination of the value of merit-based scholarships for medical students, as well as consideration of potential unintended consequences of merit aid.
Released: October 25, 2017

Johns Hopkins experts discuss why getting the flu vaccination is a good idea

Maryland’s 2017-2018 flu season has officially begun with the first cases recently reported by the Maryland Department of Health. Johns Hopkins experts say getting the flu vaccine remains the best way to prevent the spread of the virus and decrease your chances of contracting it.
Released: October 25, 2017

Johns Hopkins hosts the inaugural Media Medica: Medicine & the Challenge of New Media event Oct. 27-28 as part of the launch of its new Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine. The event will explore the changing role of new media in medicine.

Released: October 23, 2017

Small study offers proof of concept and support for wider research

Some scientists have suspected that the most common form of ovarian cancer may originate in the fallopian tubes, the thin fibrous tunnels that connect the ovaries to the uterus. Now, results of a study of nine women suggest that the genomic roots of many ovarian tumors may indeed arise in the fallopian tubes, potentially providing insights into the origin of ovarian cancer and suggesting new ways for prevention and intervention of this disease.

Released: October 20, 2017

In a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients.

Released: October 19, 2017

Karen M. Horton, M.D., has been named director of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. She had been interim director of the department and chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging, LLC, since February 2016.