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Beating Tumors at Their Own Game: Changing Lives Through Research
Surgical oncologist Barish Edil is working with colleagues on a pancreatic cancer vaccine. Read story
What Lurks Behind...
Jean Kim, M.D., Ph.D., talks about the discovery of the protein that may be responsible for triggering unwanted growths inside sinuses.
This finding may lead to drug treatments that could halt their development and alleviate problems for people with chronic rhino-sinusitis. Read story
Spouses Who Care for Partners with Dementia Are at Sixfold Higher Risk of Same Fate
Stress of caregiving may be to blame
Husbands or wives who care for spouses with dementia are six times more likely to develop the memory-impairing condition than those whose spouses don't have it, according to results of a 12-year study led by Johns Hopkins, Utah State University and Duke University. The increased risk that the researchers saw among caregivers was on par with the power of a gene variant known to increase susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease, they report in the May Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Read story
Under the Dome
Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore
How Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Brain Injury From Stroke Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage. Read story
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Breaking a Hip Shouldn't Break Your Spirit
Walking her 15-pound Norwich terrier, Corky, is something Mary Saumure did every day. But one cold night in January, this routine activity turned into a medical emergency. Read story
Pirooz Mofrad, Cardiac Electrophysiologist describes the potentially dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, its symptoms, causes and treatment options, including a complex and highly successful procedure called catheter ablation. Listen to Podcast
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