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Genetics (INACTIVE)

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  • Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans

    Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans
    Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....
  • Autism doctor: My therapy is unconventional, but it works

    Autism doctor: My therapy is unconventional, but it works
    If there's a single statement that everyone who works in the field of autism can agree on, it's that there is so much that we still don't know. Medical professionals can't even definitively say why more children are being diagnosed as having autism or...
  • Dr. Constance A. "Connie" Griffin

    Dr. Constance A. "Connie" Griffin
    Dr. Constance A. "Connie" Griffin, an internationally known pancreatic cancer researcher who led the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Cytogenetics Core and was director of the Pathology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, died Jan. 8 of pancreatic...
  • Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research

    Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it's waging at home — against disease. Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing health care for the nation's veterans are...
  • What a vaccine does

    In the nearly 40 years since the nation declared war on cancer, great advances have been made in breast cancer screening, early detection and treatment. The death rate for breast cancers has fallen. More is discovered all the time about the genetics and...
  • No quit in cheaters thanks to continuous medical advances

    No quit in cheaters thanks to continuous medical advances
    Major League Baseball officials have spoken of former Sen. George Mitchell's report on steroids as a way to put a stamp of understanding on the past and move toward a cleaner future. But those who have battled doping for much longer in cycling, track and...
  • City researchers to take part in autism study

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute will take part in what's being called one of the largest studies to examine the early causes of autism. While other studies have asked if autism is caused solely by genetics or only by...
  • Md. researchers joining major study on causes of autism

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute are joining in what is being called one of the largest studies to examine early causes of autism. Medical experts have been trying for years to unravel why children develop autism. Is it...
  • Of trust and science

    Of trust and science
    On a recent morning they knocked on Mary Ann Stoltzfus' door, the research nurse and her Amish helper, just as they have on so many doors over the years. They didn't call ahead - most Amish don't have telephones. They tracked down Stoltzfus the old-...
  • Risk for macular degeneration goes up with age

    Risk for macular degeneration goes up with age
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age? ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of...
  • Giants have been lucky on the mound

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Asked about the recent rash of elbow injuries around baseball, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti jumped back as though stabbed with an electric cattle prod. "No way, no way I'm not talking about that," said Righetti, waving his...
  • Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics; treatment available

    Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics; treatment available
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...