ICTR in the News: Episodes of Extremely Low Blood Sugar put Diabetics at Increased Risk for Heart Disease, Death

The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researcher and co-leader of the Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing Translational Research Community, Elizabeth Selvin. Within three years of dangerously low blood sugar episode requiring emergency department visit, one-third of those in study died Adults with Type 2 diabetes who have been hospitalized for episodes of extremely low blood sugar have increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, a new Johns Hopkins study finds. Using data from a 15-year study of adults with Type 2 diabetes, researchers from JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health found that one-third of those who had been hospitalized for severe … Continue reading

ICTR in the News: Nine from Hopkins Engineering selected for AIMBE College of Fellows

The following article details the College of Fellows induction of ICTR researchers Jordan Green, Steven Salzberg, Reza Shadmehr, and Leslie Tung. Article by: Lisa Ercolano The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering will induct nine faculty members from three Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering departments into its College of Fellows during AIMBE’s 2017 Annual Event at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., today. Members of the College of Fellows are considered among the top two percent of the country’s medical and biological engineers and include distinguished and accomplished research directors, professors, engineering and medical school chairs, and successful … Continue reading

National Cancer Institute Plans New Lab Building on JHU’s Montgomery County Campus

70,000-square-foot facility, expected to open in 2019, would be home to about 134 employees The National Cancer Institute has picked the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus as the site for a new laboratory building for its epidemiology and genetics researchers. The planned 70,000-square-foot building will bring together about 134 scientists and employees now working in separate facilities in Gaithersburg and Frederick, about 25 miles apart. The new labs will be on the east side of the campus, between the university’s own buildings and an NCI parking deck. The 1.5-acre site is very close to the NCI’s 517,000 square-foot existing building … Continue reading

ICTR in the News: Rare Type of Immune Cell Responsible for Progression of Heart Inflammation to Heart Failure in Mice

The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researcher Daniela Cihakova, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A new study in mice reveals that eosinophils, a type of disease-fighting white blood cell, appear to be at least partly responsible for the progression of heart muscle inflammation to heart failure in mice. In a report on the findings, published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine on March 16, researchers found that while eosinophils are not required for heart inflammation to occur, they are needed for it to progress to a condition known as inflammatory … Continue reading

ICTR in the News: City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children, Study Finds

The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researcher Corinne Keet, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma. A report of the study’s findings, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on March 8, shows that urban living and black race are strong independent risk factors for increased asthma morbidity — defined as higher rates of asthma-related emergency room visits … Continue reading