Tag: Johns Hopkins Hospital

There’s life after radiation for brain cells

Contact: Stephanie Desmon sdesmon1@jhmi.edu 410-955-8665 Johns Hopkins Medicine Johns Hopkins researchers suggest neural stem cells may regenerate after anti-cancer treatment Scientists have long believed that healthy brain cells, once damaged by radiation designed to kill brain tumors, cannot regenerate. But new Johns Hopkins research in mice suggests that […]

Estrogen fuels autoimmune liver damage

Contact: Ekaterina Peshva epeshev1@jhmi.edu 410-502-9433 Johns Hopkins Medicine Johns Hopkins research in mice unravels mystery behind sex disparities in drug-induced hepatitis A life-threatening condition that often requires transplantation and accounts for half of all acute liver failures, autoimmune hepatitis is often precipitated by certain anesthetics and antibiotics. Researchers […]

Having a tonsillectomy can cause Obesity

Contact: David March dmarch1@jhmi.edu 410-955-1534 Johns Hopkins Medicine Age, not underlying diagnosis, key factor in weight gain in children after tonsillectomy Potentially worrisome weight gains following tonsillectomy occur mostly in children under the age of 6, not in older children, a study by Johns Hopkins experts in otolaryngology- […]