WASHINGTON (AP) - It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease. And it's not easy. Holes are drilled into the patient's skull so tiny wires can be implanted into... more »
Pancreatic cancer is thought to be a fast-moving, lethal cancer. But a new study suggests the tumors may be present for years, even decades, before symptoms appear. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied gene mutations in the bodies of seven people who had died from pancreatic cancer. They found a... more »
Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified two genes critical to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive form of the disease.
Those genetic mutations may cause 10-percent of ovarian cancer cases.
The discovery could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer and better understanding of the... more »
The DASH eating plan known to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol has also been found to reduce the risk of a heart attack.
The DASH diet emphasizes fruits, veggies and lean meats, while reducing saturated fats, red meat and sugar.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins found patients on... more »
More than 3,000 people a day have a heart attack. If you're one of them the day after your swine flu shot, will you worry the vaccine was to blame and not the more likely culprit, all those burgers and fries?
The government is starting an unprecedented system to... more »
A Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder in his garage, Baltimore police said Tuesday.
Two laptops and a Sony PlayStation had been stolen by burglars Monday from the home, on University Parkway just blocks from the school, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Early... more »