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Posted: March 23, 2015 at 6:46 am

Top Features Psychedelic Drug Use Could Reduce Psychological Distress, Suicidal Thinking

A history of psychedelic drug use is associated with less psychological distress and fewer suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts, according to new research from Johns Hopkins and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected a genetic error in stem cells from patients with sickle cell disease, then used those cells to grow mature red blood cells.

When and why do physicians prescribe costlier brand-name drugs when generic ones are available? Thats the question the Food and Drug Administration has put to a Johns Hopkins team, which has been tapped to conduct a two-year study that will analyze factors that determine underuse of generic drugs.

Even though the ORC protein machinery is crucial to life, we didnt know much about how it works, says James Berger, Ph.D. By learning what it looks like, down to the arrangement of each atom, we can get a sense of where it interacts with DNA and how it does its job.

At noon on Friday, March 20, fourth-year medical students from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and all across the country learned where they will begin residency programs this summer. Meet five remarkable medical students and learn what brought them to call Johns Hopkins their home.

Dr. Saleh Alqahtani discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Researcher Hongjun Song introduces the Stem Cell Biology Program, where scientists get an up-close look at diseases by making stem cells with patients' DNA and growing affected cell types in the lab.

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