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New Study Reveals Exercise Combined With Vitamin D Work Better For Heart Health

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted a study to determine how vitamin D “sunshine vitamin” and exercise work together versus being on their own. The findings revealed that the two factors appear to work … Continue reading

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$3 Million Raised For New Medical Device Capable Of Detecting Blood Clots

Sonavex, a Baltimore-based medical device startup, has received $3 million in a fundraiser round, which recently concluded. The round, which accumulated $2.2 million in equity, brought investments from CRCM Venture Capital, Abell Foundation and TEDCO, as well as private investors. … Continue reading

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Removing Senescent “Old” Cells From Joints Could Prevent Osteoarthritis

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins conducted a study that revealed the removal of old or “senescent” cells from joints could reverse the progression of or prevent osteoarthritis. The findings support increasing evidence that senescent cells are associated with … Continue reading

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HBO Docudrama “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” Puts Johns Hopkins In An Unfavorable Position

Henrietta Lacks, an impoverished, African-American tobacco farmer, underwent a diagnostic procedure to biopsy a malignant cervical tumor on February 8, 1951. During the procedure, researcher George Gey at Johns Hopkins cultured Lack’s cells without her knowledge or consent. The cervical … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals Chromosome 19 Is Required To Keep X Chromosomes Active

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins has worked for nearly 40 years, searching for the answer to why human sex ratio marginally favored males over females. Well, the findings from a new study may have brought them a little … Continue reading

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Hypertension And Hyperlipidemia During Midlife Increase The Risk Of Alzheimer’s In Late-Life

A new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine reveals a growing number of vascular risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), smoking and obesity cause the amyloid levels in the brain to increase. … Continue reading

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A New Study Reveals Being Underweight Or Overweight May Increase The Risk Of Migraines

Migraines affect nearly everyone at some point, with a variety of symptoms that can be debilitating once the pain threshold reaches the maximum level. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in the past year about half of the world’s … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals A Harmless Virus Linked To Celiac Disease

A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Chicago conducted a study that found a specific type of virus could trigger the immune system to overreact to gluten and lead to celiac disease. The findings provide … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals Immune Cells Have A Big Impact On Heart Failure In Mice

A study lead by researchers from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reveals a type of immune system T cell, eosinophil, appear to be partly responsible for heart muscle inflammation progressing to heart failure in mice. The findings suggest for heart … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins Announces The Reopening Of Its Transgender Program After A 38-Year Hiatus

Psychiatrist Paul McHugh launched a transgender program about four decades ago. Today, McHugh’s institution is back to the starting point, with the resurgence of gender-reassignment surgeries. McHugh was the chief of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1975 to 2001. … Continue reading

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