Johns Hopkins University

Headaches take toll on soldiers

Troops evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan with headaches unlikely to return to duty; heavy helmets a major factor Headaches, a virtually universal human complaint at one time or another, are among the top reasons for medic ...

Oct 18, 2011
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'Stimulated' stem cells stop donor organ rejection

(Medical Xpress) -- Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to stimulate a rat’s stem cells after a liver transplant as a means of preventing rejection of the new organ without the need for lifelong immunosuppressant ...

Oct 18, 2011
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A new use for statins?

Older patients who happened to have been taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs when admitted to the hospital with serious head injuries were 76 percent more likely to survive than those not taking the drugs, according ...

Oct 18, 2011
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Correcting sickle cell disease with stem cells

(Medical Xpress) -- Using a patient’s own stem cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins have corrected the genetic alteration that causes sickle cell disease (SCD), a painful, disabling inherited blood disorder that affects ...

Sep 28, 2011
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