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2011-07-07 14:55:35

Johns Hopkins and South African scientists have further compelling evidence that new, simpler and shorter treatments with antibiotic drugs could dramatically help prevent tens of millions of people worldwide already infected with the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis, and especially those co-infected with HIV, from developing full-blown TB. That population includes as many as 22 million in sub-Saharan Africa who are already HIV positive and at high risk of also picking up TB, which is...

2011-06-24 12:48:42

HEREDITARY COLON CANCER SYNDROME MARKED BY ABNORMALLY DENSE BLOOD VESSEL GROWTH IN MOUTH --Scanning lining of mouth may enable earlier detection of high colon cancer risk A team led by Johns Hopkins researchers has found that a hereditary colon cancer syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), is associated with abnormally dense blood vessel growth in the skin lining the mouth. The finding, reported in the June issue of Familial Cancer, could lead to a quick screening test for FAP, which...

2011-06-17 21:08:13

How dramatic reduction in infection at 100 intensive care units was achieved is revealed A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a programme, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world's most successful patient safety programmes. Funded in part by the Health...

2011-05-11 08:12:00

HAMBURG, Germany, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing interest in the sensitive blood-test for the detection of tumor-specific DNA-molecules, Inostics GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) has founded a US subsidiary. Inostics' non-invasive test based on the BEAMing-Technology is one of the most sensitive methods available today for the detection of tumor specific mutations and is already used in studies by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The founding of Inostics Inc....

2011-04-27 01:56:53

Hospitals and physician practices that form care-coordinating networks called "Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)," under provisions of the new health-care law could reap cost-savings and other benefits. However, experts at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania warn that such networks could potentially be designed to exclude minorities and widen disparities in health care. In a commentary appearing in the April 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Johns...

2011-04-19 09:40:00

BALTIMORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From a group of Long Island teens, celebs with a penchant for philanthropy and just plain folk with heart, people from around the U.S. are geared up to fight ALS and support the May 7 Fiesta 5K & Fun Run sponsored by The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Location is Power Plant Live! in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area, 34 Market Place. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. with the race at 8:00 a.m. Post-race celebrations follow....

2011-04-15 00:00:29

Disaster management experts gather to preview and shape decision support tools for the healthcare system. Greenbelt, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 ElanTech today announced that on March 30, 2011, it completed a successful tabletop simulation of its new (IMDSS-H) software tool, which will be used by public health incident response teams facing conflicting data and incomplete information when they arrive at the scene of a public health emergency. ElanTech is a government prime contractor...

2011-03-15 15:43:00

MELBOURNE, Fla. and BALTIMORE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights Joint venture to innovate, implement and commercialize next generation of medical image management products and services. Collaborative venture brings together leading clinicians and advanced engineering technologists. Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced a joint venture to develop next-generation medical...

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2011-02-28 09:04:45

Nearly two-thirds of Americans age 70 and older have hearing loss, but those who are of black race seem to have a protective effect against this loss, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers. These findings, published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, provide what is believed to be the first nationally representative survey in older adults on this often ignored and underreported condition. Contrary to the view...

2011-02-10 09:44:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl champ O.J. Brigance and wife Chanda are honorary chairs of the 5th Annual Fiesta 5k & Fun Run on May 7 to raise funds and awareness for The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Location is downtown Baltimore's Power Plant live, 34 Market Place. The Ravens former linebacker was diagnosed at 38 in 2007 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to the Center's Director Dr. Jeffrey...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.