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Hopkins team advances in startup challenge

Hopkins team advances in startup challenge

A group from Johns Hopkins University and the Hopkins medical system is one of 13 teams that will launch startups with technology from the National Institutes of Health. The Hopkins team, Cogentis Therapeutics, will now try to commercialize a treatment ...

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Study: Md. seniors not getting hospital care needed

Study: Md. seniors not getting hospital care needed

A new study ranks Maryland the 13th-healthiest state overall for seniors in the country, but many older residents still aren’t getting the hospital care they need. The annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, published Wednesday by the United Health Foundation, ...

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Jhpiego, Alcoa help Ebola fight in Guinea

Jhpiego, an international health nonprofit and affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and Alcoa Foundation announced a new partnership Wednesday to provide infectious disease preparedness training for health care workers in the Boké Region in western Guinea. The four-month project will train 118 health care providers and provide supportive supervision and ...

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Mosaic’s new facility offers more than addiction treatment

Mosaic’s new facility offers more than addiction treatment

Kelly Damon was addicted to heroin for four years before she sought help; but after completing a year-long treatment program, she was given a certificate and a 30-day supply of medication before finding herself back on the street and without support. Damon says she spend six more months feeling depressed and isolated until she found the nonprofit Mosaic Community Services, which offers comprehensive treatment to people dealing with mental illness and addiction. A decade later, Damon, 51, says she's clean and sober, hasn't considered suicide for six years, and is still using the services Mosaic provides. Damon was on hand Friday to help celebrate the opening of Mosaic's new, $4 million integrated health care facility at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building on North Charles Street.

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Startup will develop UMB disease-detection technology

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has spawned a new startup that will use genome research to target inflammatory bowel ailments such as Crohn's disease. Technology developed by two doctors from the Institute for Genome Sciences at the university's medical school looks at the genomes of bacteria in the human gut to detect diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's.

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Wellmobile in Penn-North neighborhood

lton Avenue in the city’s Penn-North community through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day for those needing assistance after the recent riot. The Wellmobile will be staffed by volunteers from the University of Maryland Baltimore as well as staff from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and the Baltimore City Health Department.

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Health department offers free shuttle service

The Baltimore City Health Department’s Division of Aging and Care Services launched a free shuttle service this week that will operate weekdays through May as the city recovers from damage caused by the recent riots. The shuttle will have two daily trips at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at 10 residential buildings, depending on the day of the week. The shuttle will take residents to a Super WalMart or a Giant supermarket, helping ensure that they have access to food and other needs.

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Emergent receives FDA approval

Officials with Gaithersburg-based Emergent BioSolutions Inc., announced Thursday the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture Ixinity, an intravenous recombinant human coagulation factor IX therapeutic for the bleeding and perioperative management in adults and children older than 12 with Hemophilia B. Hemophilia B is a bleeding disorder caused by a mutation on the factor IX gene resulting in a deficiency of clotting factor IX in the blood, which controls bleeding.

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