John Hopkins Archive

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Medicine to Host Pain Symposium to Address How the Health Care Industry Can Curb the Opioid Crisis

Reading Time: 1 minutesWith the number of opioid-related overdose deaths reaching epidemic proportions in the United States, providers and staff at hospitals and health systems are joining together to combat the issue while preventing new cases of addiction.

Johns Hopkins Professors to Receive $13.4 Million for MS Research

Reading Time: 1 minutesEllen Mowry, M.D., M.C.R., an associate professor of neurology and epidemiology, and Scott Newsome, D.O., an associate professor of neurology, both of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology, have been approved for a $13.4 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct

Hold the Phone: An Ambulance Might Lower Your Chances of Surviving Some Injuries

Reading Time: 1 minutesVictims of gunshots and stabbings are significantly less likely to die if they’re taken to the trauma center by a private vehicle than ground emergency medical services (EMS), according to results of a new analysis.

Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Earns Accreditation From CEO Roundtable on Cancer

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Johns Hopkins Hospital will join the ranks of more than 200 organizations that have been accredited as CEO Cancer Gold Standard employers by meeting standards of excellence in cancer prevention, early detection and quality care for their employees. The accreditation is given by the CEO

Genetically Altered Mice Bear Some Hallmarks of Human Bipolar Behavior

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins researchers report they have genetically engineered mice that display many of the behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder, and that the abnormal behaviors the rodents show can be reversed using well-established drug treatments for bipolar disorder, such as lithium.

Study Adds to Evidence That Racial and Economic Factors Affect Surgical Pain Management

Reading Time: 1 minutesA “look back” analysis of more than 600 major colorectal surgeries using a “checklist” tool has added further evidence that racial and socioeconomic disparities may occur during many specific stages of surgical care, particularly in pain management.

Study Advances Efforts to Screen All Children for Type I Diabetes

Reading Time: 1 minutesResearchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Stanford University and the University of Florida report the development of a novel antibody detection technology that holds promise for improving the accuracy of diagnostic tests for type 1 diabetes in young children and making population wide

Study Sets New Distance Record for Medical Drone Transport

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. Throughout the three-hour flight, they report, the on-board payload system maintained temperature control, ensuring the samples were viable for laboratory analysis after landing.

‘Epigenetic’ Changes From Cigarette Smoke May be First Step in Lung Cancer Development

Reading Time: 1 minutesScientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have preliminary evidence in laboratory-grown, human airway cells that a condensed form of cigarette smoke triggers so-called “epigenetic” changes in the cells consistent with the earliest steps toward lung cancer development.