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Johns Hopkins researchers create ‘mini-retina’ out of stem cells

Scientists create ‘mini-retina’ in lab dish (via AFP) In another step towards reversing degenerative vision loss, scientists said Tuesday they had coaxed stem cells into growing into a tiny, light-sensing retina in a lab dish. The study is an important technical feat in using reprogrammed cells, whose…   [Image via…

Johns Hopkins researchers reverse Down syndrome in mice

U.S. researchers said Wednesday they have found a way to reverse Down syndrome in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that causes the brain to grow normally. While the study in the journal Science Translational Medicine offers no direct link to a treatment for humans, researchers are hopeful…

Gynecologist found dead in home amid probe over spying on patients

A gynecologist who was dismissed from Johns Hopkins this month for allegedly taking photos of his patients was found dead at his home on Monday, police told The Baltimore Sun. The hospital confirmed that 54-year-old Nikita A. Levy was fired earlier in February after a co-worker came forward with claims…

U.S. soldier receives rare double arm transplant

A US soldier who lost all four limbs in a 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq has successfully received a rare double arm transplant, Johns Hopkins hospital said Monday. The infantryman, whose name and age were not released, is one of just seven people in the United States who have…

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