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2013-09-28 23:04:02

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a repurposed FDA-approved drug, discovered by Johns Hopkins researchers, that has halted the growth of adult human brain tumor cells implanted in mice. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer discusses the finding of a repurposed FDA-approved drug that has halted the growth of adult human brain tumor cells in a study conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers....

2013-09-05 23:27:47

Critical Response Systems, a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, announced recently that The Johns Hopkins Hospital has become one of the first hospitals in the country to receive a license under the new FCC regulations allowing U.S. hospitals to use high-power send/receive channels in the 935-940MHz band. Norcross, GA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Critical Response Systems, a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, announced recently...

2013-08-16 10:33:26

Study shows isoniazid therapy should be considered for millions of HIV-infected people globally As part of the largest international research effort ever made to combat tuberculosis, a team of Johns Hopkins and Brazilian experts has found that preventive antibiotic therapy for people with HIV lowers this group's chances of developing TB or dying. Specifically, they found in men and women already infected with HIV that taking isoniazid reduced deaths and new cases of active TB disease by 31...

2013-08-08 23:24:50

It was recently announced that Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital has regained its No. 1 U.S. medical facility ranking for people with life-threatening and rare conditions. Johns Hopkins went live earlier this year on Critical Response Systems (CRS), critical messaging solution that utilizes the M1503 Pager. Norcross, GA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 It was recently announced that Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital has regained its No. 1 U.S. medical facility ranking for people with...

2013-08-08 14:47:47

DNA mutation 'signature' identified in cancers linked to birthwort herb Genomic sequencing experts at Johns Hopkins partnered with pharmacologists at Stony Brook University to reveal a striking mutational signature of upper urinary tract cancers caused by aristolochic acid, a plant compound contained in herbal remedies used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments such as arthritis, gout and inflammation. Their discovery is described in the Aug. 7 issue of Science...

2013-05-21 23:03:18

In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure. Now, a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Dayton Children´s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University has found a possible similar effect in children with kidney disease who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for...

2013-04-24 23:19:49

Panel addresses challenging journey of new medical device from idea to market. Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Robert (Bob) Storey, CEO of OsteoVantage, Inc. and Executive in Residence for VIC Technology Venture Development, presented at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine´s conference “The Business of Medical Devices” on April 9th. Mr. Storey, who also works with the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer office to obtain funding for promising Hopkins...

Medical Transparency Could Save Doctors And Patients Money
2013-04-16 10:52:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Transparency allows for consumers to make informed decisions on everything from fast food to automobiles.The same could be held true for physicians, allowing them to order considerably fewer tests or search for lower-priced alternatives when shown the costs of diagnostic procedures, if this transparency was available to them, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. In a study performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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