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Johns Hopkins Students Create Lymphedema Early Detection Sensor

A sensor created by Johns Hopkins University graduate students to detect very early-stage lymphedema could spare thousands of patients a year, many women with breast cancer, from the painful, debilitating condition. Lymphedema is a gradual buildup of lymphatic fluid in the extremities, often following cancer treatment, that causes swelling and pain. It’s treatable if caught […]

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Study: Pandemic eviction bans found to protect entire communities from COVID-19 spread

April 19, 2021 – A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania uses computer modeling to suggest that eviction bans authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the infection rate and not only protected those who would have lost their housing but also entire communities from the spread of infections. […]

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TIME names JHU COVID-19 Map Creator Professor Lauren Gardner to 100 Most Influential List for 2020

September 22, 2020 – TIME named a Johns Hopkins University professor to its 2020 list of the 100 most influential people in the world for developing a free and open website that empowers the international community to track the COVID-19 pandemic in near-real time with reliable, independent data. Lauren Gardner, a civil and systems engineering […]

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New Research Confirms Higher Rates of New Coronavirus in Latinx Populations

June 23, 2020 – In a new analysis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, test results for nearly 38,000 people has found a positivity rate among Latinx populations about three times higher than for any other racial and ethnic group. The findings, published June 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), add to evidence […]

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More pavement, more flood problems

Think your daily coffee, boutique gym membership and airport lounge access cost a lot? There may be an additional, hidden cost to those luxuries of urban living, says a new Johns Hopkins University study: more flooding. For every percentage point increase in roads, parking lots and other impervious surfaces that prevent water from flowing into […]

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Medical Errors Remain a Problem in U.S. 20 Years after Critical Report on Patient Safety

December 10, 2019 – In 1999, the Institute of Medicine issued To Err Is Human, a 300-page declaration of a crisis in patient safety. The report made headlines with its claim that 98,000 Americans were dying each year from medical mishaps. Congress and the medical industry responded with alarm and promises of reform. Medical errors, […]

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Millennials arrested more often than predecessors — even when fewer crimes are committed

April 29, 2019 – Millennials are more likely to be arrested than their predecessor counterparts regardless of self-reported criminal activity, finds a new study by a Johns Hopkins University expert. Furthermore, black men who self-reported no offenses were 419% more likely to be arrested at the beginning of the 21st century than non-offending blacks of […]

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Astronaut Has No Lingering, Major Epigenetic Differences from Earthbound Twin Brother

April 11, 2019 – In a landmark study, a group of U.S. scientists from Johns Hopkins, Stanford University and other institutions has found no long-lasting, major differences between the epigenomes of astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space aboard the International Space Station, and his twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth. What […]

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Johns Hopkins Expert Urges Solution to Public Health Crisis Caused by Drug Shortages

March 4, 2019 – In resource-rich countries, five-year survival rates for children with cancer approach 85 percent. However, shortages in the drugs that make up the backbone of many proven and life-saving pediatric oncology regimens have become commonplace in the United States, with far-reaching consequences. In a paper published in the March 4 JAMA Pediatrics, Berman […]

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Shedding Light—Literally—on Resistance to Radiation Therapy

February 28, 2019 – A new Johns Hopkins study offers promise towards someday being able to non-invasively examine changes in cancerous tumors to determine whether they’ll respond to radiation treatment, before treatment even begins. The findings, published Feb. 28 in Cancer Research, can potentially help identify subsets of patients that are best suited for radiation […]

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