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Media Alert: Addressing Healthcare Gaps with Free Eye Screenings for Older Baltimoreans in Need

The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute will provide free eye screenings for Baltimore seniors as part of its Screening to Prevent Glaucoma (SToP Glaucoma) program. It will be held during an event at the Mary Harvin Senior Center on Thursday, Jan. 26. The free screening events is aimed at eliminating some of the barriers to accessing healthcare faced by Baltimore residents.

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Some Cells Need a ‘Haircut’ Before Duplicating

Many of our cells are equipped with a hairlike “antenna” that relays information about the external environment to the cell, and scientists have already discovered that the appearance and disappearance of these so-called primary cilia are synchronized with the process of cellular duplication, called mitosis. Now, cell biologists at Johns Hopkins report the discovery of new information about how this “hair loss” and cell duplication are linked through the dramatic clipping of the tips of the cilia — what the scientists dub decapitation — that begins their disassembly.

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