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Hopkins Medicine Taps Dr. Sherita Golden for Top Diversity Position
05/08/2019
Sherita Hill Golden, M.D., M.H.S. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine announced the appointment of Sherita Hill Golden, M.D., M.H.S. , as vice president and chief diversity officer
An endocrinologist specializing in diabetes care and research, Golden also serves as executive vice chair for the Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine, a position that…

Researchers identify exact cells mediating the mouse’s defense against Staphylococcus infection — MRSA

The Johns Hopkins Lifeline transportation team brings advanced life support and critical care services to patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Health Syste...

Stem Cells Make More ‘Cargo’ Packets to Carry Cellular Aging Therapies
05/07/2019
An iPSC-derived extracellular vesicle Credit: Vasiliki Machairaki, Ph.D
Johns Hopkins scientists report that adult cells reprogrammed to become primitive stem cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), make tiny “cargo packets” able to deliver potentially restorative or repairing proteins, antibodies or other therapies to aged cells. They say the human iPSCs they studied produced…

This course will review the management of clinically localized renal masses and the recent AUA Guidelines that apply to this. This will include a review of tumor biology and the potential role of renal mass biopsy. Guidelines recommendations for patient evaluation and counseling will also be reviewed, and the current role for all of the major management strategies will be discussed. Oncologic and functional considerations, and…

Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher develops method to measure the impact of conditions requiring emergency care around the world.

Reported symptoms of anxiety and hearing voices most common reasons for misdiagnosis by non-specialty physicians.

Experiments show new therapy slows blood vessel leakage associated with diabetic macular edema and macular degeneration

More than 100 people who were in the military during the Vietnam War era were honored for their service with a lapel pin and a warm “welcome home” Saturday during an event at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.

Listen to this article. In honor of Certified Nurses Day, we reached out to nurses who have earned certification to find out why they love being certified. As you’ll see their answers are varied: some are glad to have the additional knowledge, some are proud of the accomplishment, and some like being able to have …

So what keeps scientists going, day after day? For Ph.D. candidate Erika Dunn-Weiss, it changes. Some days, of course, it is the science — that brief moment of discovery, no matter how small, or the incredible relief when something works for the first time. But in the days in between, it’s the people. Dancing down the hallways, scribbling on whiteboards, bizarre senses of humor — a community of the curious, a commitment to the future, a sense of belonging.

Muscle Gene Mutations Implicated in Human Nasal/Sinus Cancer
02/27/2019
By sequencing the entire genomes of tumor cells from six people with a rare cancer of the nose and sinus cavity, Johns Hopkins researchers report they unexpectedly found the same genetic change¾one in a gene involved in muscle formation¾in five of the tumors
“In terms of research linking genetic alterations to cancers, this is a true mountain…

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health has elected a chairman, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary to serve two-year terms on its board. Here are the details provided: UM Upper Chesapeake Health Elects Bryan Kelly Board Chair James M. Harkins, Franklin J. Hajek and Richard P. Streett, Jr. were also elected to leadership positions University of Maryland …

Curious about graduate school? Below are recent posts from our students sharing advice, accomplishments and goings-on in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduate programs.

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Date: 11/03/2018
The most aggressive localized prostate cancer has a Gleason score of 9-10. What’s the best way to treat it? Radiation oncologist Phuoc Tran, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues recently took part in a multi-institutional study to find out. Their results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Investigators at 12…

The following are brief summaries on basic science news from scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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As an Arctic air mass moved into the region and temperatures are again expected in the single digits, Harford County will open a warming center in Abingdon tonight and tomorrow.

Life as a fourth-year medical student is dominated by the residency Match process. This month, most students finally sit back and reflect as they prepare to submit their rank lists. Here are some realizations I discovered as I experienced the process myself.

A tiny capsule, a string and a 2-centimeter sponge are the future of screening for deadly disease

Schizophrenia Linked with Abnormal Immune Response to Epstein-Barr Virus
01/09/2019
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New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Health System shows that people in the study with schizophrenia also have higher levels of antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, so-called mono
Researchers proposed two explanations for the association of heightened immune responses in patients with schizophrenia…

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If you haven't already, doctors say now is the time to get your flu shot. That's because it takes about two weeks to become fully effective and the holidays are prime time for exchanging germs.

The temptations holidays bring do not have to stress those living with diabetes. Being mindful of what you put into your body and considering the following tips from Patient First