A Prescription For Cultural Competency

With the ever-increasing diversity of our nation come new opportunities and challenges for healthcare providers and policymakers. Despite the many notable advancements that have been achieved in the last decade, new treatments have failed to be effectively applied to racial...

/ November 27, 2017

The Potential of Zika Virus in Cancer Treatment: An Overview of Oncolytic Viruses

Despite significant strides in cancer research, current treatments for a lethal form of brain cancer — glioblastoma — remain palliative and ultimately futile. However, recent experimental research utilizing a unique brand of viruses demonstrates the real possibility of developing a...

/ November 27, 2017

Shapeshifter Cancer Cells: A Path To Destruction

Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine recently made a groundbreaking discovery on the nature of prostate cancer cells. While studying the structure of prostate cancer cells, these researchers found that these cells possess...

/ November 5, 2017

Improving Aphasia Recovery in Stroke Patients

        Dr. Argye Hillis, a Johns Hopkins neurologist, is an expert in aphasia and is currently focusing her research on improving aphasia recovery in stroke patients. Aphasia is the loss of ability to understand or express speech caused by brain...

/ August 10, 2017

The Importance of Sleep in Memory Processing

Graham Diering, a researcher and postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, recently led a study which demonstrated the importance of sleep in new memory storage and formation. The study used mice as subjects, but the evidence...

/ July 20, 2017

Beyond the Frontiers of Pain Medicine: A Novel Outlook

Unlike most other anesthesiologists, the idea of simply administering treatment to alleviate pain was not enough for the director of the pediatric pain management program at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Dr. Irfan Suleman. Having successfully managed cases in which...

/ July 16, 2017

The “Sandwich” Method: A New Technique in Ventral Hernia Repair

Ventral hernias, a common complication in nearly 10% of all open abdominal surgeries, occur when abdominal tissue or organs protrude through a gap between the muscles of the abdominal wall ( 1 ). Of the 350,000 to 500,000 ventral hernia...

/ June 24, 2017

Laboratory aims to find a way to inhibit cancer growth at early stages

Cancer, in its many different forms, has been the subject of much medical research and investigation for several decades. Many different approaches have been taken to target the problems caused by them, and while some have been more effective than...

/ April 21, 2017

Fighting Malaria

During the Vietnam War, the Chinese army endured an overwhelming wave of firepower from the United States and South Vietnamese military.  Landmines threatened every trodden step, artillery fire and airstrikes thundered from above, and sniper fire flashed without warning.  The...

/ April 21, 2017

From Shooting Games to Surgery: Video Games in Medicine

Since the advent of video games in the latter half of the 20th century, games and gamers have long been subject to demeaning stereotypes and controversial generalizations. However, the explosive industry growth, mainstream popularity, and cultural influence of the medium...

/ April 16, 2017