Monthly Archive:: August 2016

New Synergy and Innovation Awards Announced

Reading Time: 4 minutesShare Fast Facts Johns Hopkins announces Synergy and Innovation awards.- Click to Tweet Synergy and Innovation awards support collaborative research projects at Johns Hopkins.- Click to Tweet The Johns Hopkins Medicine Research Council has announced the 2016 Discovery Fund Synergy Awards and Innovation Awards. Established in

Johns Hopkins and Salk Co-Lead $15 Million Initiative to Unravel Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Reading Time: 4 minutesHuman induced pluripotent stem cells (top left) can coaxed to become neural progenitor cells (top right) and then neurons (bottom) for modeling human brain development and psychiatric disorders. Image by Zhexing Wen and Guo-li Ming, Johns Hopkins University Share Fast Facts .@NIMHgov helps @HopkinsMedicine + @salkinstitute

Johns Hopkins Opens Unique Comprehensive Care Center for Zika Virus Led by the Wilmer Eye Institute

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs the number of patients with Zika virus grows worldwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the opening of the new Johns Hopkins Zika Center, dedicated to caring for pregnant women and newborn babies, but also men and women of all ages with the mosquito-borne and sexually transmitted

NHS can learn from Pokémon Go – Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Senior Fellow to the Chief Executive of NHS England looks at the healthy phenomenon that has couch potatoes everywhere getting fit without realising it: With over 50 million downloads in its first month, more than 20 million returning players, and more daily users than Twitter,

New Hope for Zika Treatment Found in Large-Scale Screen of Existing Drugs

Reading Time: 6 minutesZika virus infection in cell death in human forebrain organoids Credit: Xuyu Qian, Johns Hopkins University Share Fast Facts Existing drugs may fight Zika infection, say Johns Hopkins researchers.- Click to Tweet Johns Hopkins researchers fast-track search for Zika treatments.- Click to Tweet Johns Hopkins, @NIH

NHS England statement on Sustainability and Transformation Plans

Reading Time: 1 minutesCommenting on stories today on local Sustainability and Transformation Plans, a spokesperson for NHS England said: “We need an NHS ready for the future, with no one falling between the cracks. To do this, local service leaders in every part of England are working together for

The Brain Uses Backward Instant Replays to Remember Important Travel Routes

Reading Time: 5 minutesA rat enjoys some chocolatey liquid. Ellen Ambrose, Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Fast Facts “If only I had paid attention to how we got here!” Your brain’s plan B: – Click to Tweet How does the brain remember the location of that #chocolate stash? – Click to

Johns Hopkins Opens First of Its Kind Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Zika Virus Center

Reading Time: 3 minutesAedes aegypti mosquito. Credit: CDC/ Dr. Frank Hadley Collins, Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, University of Notre Dame. Photo by: James Gathany As the number of patients with Zika virus grows worldwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the opening of the new Johns Hopkins Wilmer

Appointment of new Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Chair/Non Executive Director

Reading Time: 2 minutesJoanne Shaw has been appointed by the Secretary of State as a Non-Executive Director, who will also chair the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, at NHS England for four years from 1 October 2016. She is a non executive director and Chair of Audit at the

We must make the most of Alzheimer’s disease research – Professor Alistair Burns and Professor Martin Rossor

Reading Time: 6 minutesWe recently wrote about the challenge for dementia clinical services if immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s disease proves to be successful. It is important to plan for the future but there is some thinking and planning to be done before we arrive there. The focus of research has