BME press releases

July 29, 2016

Students seek to reduce deaths from battlefield injuries that block breathing

CBID undergrad team develops CricSpike tool kit designed to save lives by improving accuracy of cricothyrotomy in emergency situations.

June 23, 2016

Novel controller allows video gamer who lacks hands to compete with his feet

It’s tough to play video games when you have no fingers to push buttons on the controller. But a Johns Hopkins BME grad student design team devised a clever way enable persons with these disabilities to jump back in the game.

June 22, 2016

Pilot study successfully uses DNA sequencing to diagnose brain infections

In a proof-of-principle study, a team of Johns Hopkins physicians and bioinformatics experts which includes Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Steven Salzberg, reports they were able to diagnose or rule out suspected brain infections using so called next-generation genetic sequencing of brain tissue samples.

June 8, 2016

Warren Grayson among recipients of grant for stem cell research

Warren Grayson, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was among 21 researchers at Hopkins to have been awarded the grant. His research will be focusing on volumetric muscle loss.

May 12, 2016

A Personalized Virtual Heart Predicts the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Natalia Trayanova, with her research team, have developed a non-invasive 3-D virtual heart assessment tool to help doctors determine whether a particular patient faces the highest risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and would benefit most from a defibrillator implant.

May 5, 2016

Better bone replacement: 3-D printed bone with just the right mix of ingredients

In their 3D "bone" printing experiments, senior author, Dr. Warren Grayson and his team set out a composite material that would combine the strength and printability of plastic with the biological information contained in natural bone.

April 15, 2016

Jennifer H. Elisseeff, PhD: Troublesome T cells have a healing side

Jennifer Elisseeff’s research group designs biodegradable scaffolds, made of materials such as collagen, that have shown promise in promoting regrowth of damaged tissue, in part by giving the body’s own stem cells a place to anchor and begin their work. But in the past few years, she says, other research groups have found evidence that such scaffolds could also spark healing activity from immune cells.

February 22, 2016

2 Johns Hopkins Researchers Win Presidential Early Career Awards

Namandje Bumpus, PhD, and BME Associate Professor Jordan Green, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are among 105 winners of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

February 15, 2016

TJ Ha: Light Used to Measure the Big Stretch in Spider Silk Proteins

While working to improve a tool that measures the pushes and pulls sensed by proteins in living cells, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and lead researcher Taekjip Ha report they’ve discovered one  reason spiders’ silk is so elastic . . .

January 28, 2016

PI David Kass: Daily heart unsynching therapy halts damage by heart failure

David Kass, has a patent pending for Pacemaker Induced Transient Asynchrony (PITA), and says clinical trials could begin in 2017 in selected patients.

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