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Most long-time, pack-a-day smokers who took part in a small study were able to quit smoking after six months, and researchers believe the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic mushrooms" could be the reason why. The study of the 15 participants, published this week in the Journal of Psychopharmacology , is the first to look at the feasibility of using the psychedelic drug psilocybin to aid in a smoking cessation treatment program.
A new antifungal drug, isavuconazole, matched the efficacy of voriconazole for treatment of invasive fungal infections in cancer patients with compromised immunity, but with fewer side effects, researchers reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy last week in Washington, DC.Isavuconazole was shown to be effective against various fungal infections that act as opportunistic illnesses in people with HIV/AIDS, including Aspergillus , Candida , and Cryptococcus. Isavuconazole is a triazole antifungal being developed by Astellas and Basilea Pharmaceutica International, available in oral and intravenous formulations; it is under evaluation for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.
Johns Hopkins University received a $350 million donation from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The University of California at Los Angeles landed a $200 million gift from music producer David Geffen and the University of Arkansas scored a $300 million donation from the Walton family, founders of Walmart.
The University of Maryland plans to announce Friday that it has received the largest donation in its history, a $31 million gift from Brendan Iribe, a highly successful 35-year-old high-tech entrepreneur who dropped out of U-Md. during his freshman year in the late 1990s.
Torres is medical director of Emergency Medicine as of Sept. 2. Torres completed his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, in Washington, D.C., where he received honors for academic achievement.
Concerns about pursuing kidney transplantation are highly prevalent among kidney failure patients, particularly older adults and women, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . Reducing these concerns may help decrease disparities in access to transplantation.
Calvert School is located in Tuscany-Canterbury, a residential neighborhood in Baltimore City, just north of Johns Hopkins University and south of Loyola University Maryland, accessible from Charles Street and I-83. The Director of Facilities will report to the Director of Finance and Operations and will oversee the buildings and grounds of a 15-acre campus that includes a lower school, middle school, and two homes.
HIV drugs which only need to be taken once a month are to be developed at the University of Liverpool in a bid to overcome the problem of 'pill fatigue'. Currently it is not uncommon for people to miss doses of the antiretroviral drugs that are used to treat HIV, due to the need for patients to take them daily for the rest of their lives - an issue known as pill fatigue.
Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was drawing to a close. A little more than two and a half years later, Obama's national security strategy to limit foreign entanglements and focus on fixing domestic ills _ an approach that mirrored the war-weary popular mood at the time _ appears overly optimistic and out of sync with the world's harsh realities.
The Brandywine Health Foundation announced the addition of two new members - Dr. Linda Thompson Adams of Newtown Square and Fred C.Travaglini of Exton - to its volunteer Board of Directors, Wednesday. Since its inception in May 2001, the Coatesville-based public foundation has distributed more than $13 million in grants to non-profits improving health in the greater Coatesville area.
A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems - the kind of technology at the heart of Apple's new mobile payment system. It took a few thousand dollars in gear and a few months of work.
DARK energy, the mysterious force thought to be responsible for the fact the universe's expansion is accelerating, might come from a series of exotic fields. This notion, which has its origins in string theory, could explain why it was only after galaxies formed that the rate of expansion began to increase.
As the United States and its allies look to fight the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, longtime adversaries with a common fear of the radical movement are scrambling to see if they can cooperate to defeat the rising threat. The jihadist group has so far thrived in part because its enemies are also enemies of one another, a reality that has complicated efforts to muster a strong response to its rampage.
In the fight against cancer, Johns Hopkins University is invoking a popular attitude these days: go big or go home. The Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department was teamed up with Toshiba Group to establish the Toshiba Center for Big Data in Healthcare at the Science + Technology Park at the Hopkins campus in Baltimore.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 03:34 am
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