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HIV-infected men at increased risk for heart disease

The buildup of soft plaque in arteries that nourish the heart is more common and extensive in HIV-infected men than HIV-uninfected men, independent of...

Insomniac’s brain ‘like a light switch that is always on’

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have made an important discovery about people with chronic insomnia—the part of their brains that controls movement are more active...

Sedation before nerve block increases risk, not pain relief

New research suggests that sedating patients before a nerve block needed to diagnose or treat chronic pain increases costs, risks and unnecessary surgeries, and...

Serotonin Perpetuates Chronic Pain Signals In Local Nerves

Setting the stage for possible advances in pain treatment, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland report they have pinpointed...

Deletion of any single gene provokes mutations elsewhere in the genome

ohns Hopkins researchers report that the deletion of any single gene in yeast cells puts pressure on the organism’s genome to compensate, leading to...

Research may improve early detection of dementia

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older...
Down’s syndrome stem cells used to model Alzheimer’s

Blood pressure drugs cut risk of Alzheimer’s dementia

A Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 elderly Americans strongly suggests that taking certain blood pressure medications to control...

Football-shaped particles bolster the body’s defense against cancer

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have succeeded in making flattened, football-shaped artificial particles that impersonate immune cells. These football-shaped particles seem to be better than...

Adding blood pressure drug to standard antibiotics speeds up TB treatment

Infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins have found, in studies in mice, that a drug better known as a treatment for high blood pressure...

New biological target for combating Parkinson’s

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have brought new clarity to the picture of what goes awry in the brain during Parkinson's disease and...

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