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Michael Beer

February 1, 2017

Michael Beer awarded $1.8 million grant from NIH

Michael Beer, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements Consortium.  Read on.

January 27, 2017

Pashakhanloo's Human Heart Image Wins Competition for Yearlong Cover on Nature Reviews Cardiology

Farhad Pashakhanloo's image of the fiber orientation in a human heart was selected from among many entries to appear on the cover of Nature Reviews Cardiology for 12 consecutive months, appearing in a different color each month.  Read on.

New Peptide Could Improve Treatment for Vision-Threatening Disease

January 26, 2017

New Peptide Could Improve Treatment for Vision-Threatening Disease

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. These vascular diseases often result in central vision loss as blood vessels grow into tissues at the back of the eye, where such growth should not occur.  Read on.

Noninvasive Ultrasound Pulses Used to Precisely Tweak Rat Brain Activity

January 23, 2017

Noninvasive Ultrasound Pulses Used to Precisely Tweak Rat Brain Activity

Jordan Green, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and his colleagues have figured out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the brain of rats in a temporary, localized manner using ultrasound.  Read on.

January 19, 2017

Potentially Reversible Changes in Gene Control 'Prime' Pancreatic Cancer Cells to Spread

A multicenter team of researchers reports that a full genomic analysis of tumor samples from a small number of people who died of pancreatic cancer suggests that chemical changes to DNA that do not affect the DNA sequence itself yet control how it operates confer survival advantages on subsets of pancreatic cancer cells. Those advantages, the researchers say, let such cancer cells thrive in organs like the liver and lungs, which receive a sugar-rich blood supply.  Read on.

Johns Hopkins launches new one-year biomedical design program for med students

January 12, 2017

Johns Hopkins launches new one-year biomedical design program for med students

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, which specializes in medical device design, has launched a one-year gap program with funding for medical students studying at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Read on.

Catching Alzheimer's

January 11, 2017

Michael Miller: Catching Alzheimer's Early

Michael Miller, the Herschel and Ruth Sedar Professor of Biomedical Engineering and University Gilman Scholar, is analyzing MRI brain images of the elderly to unveil lurking signs of Alzheimer’s that cognitive tests cannot detect.  Read on.

Foot CT Scanner

January 11, 2017

New type of CT scanner approved by FDA

Jeffrey Siewerdsen, professor of biomedical engineering, and a team of researchers have designed a new type of CT scanner that has recently been approved for commercial use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Read on.

Tumor Cells

January 7, 2017

Green and Schneck develop a strategy to lengthen lives of mice with skin cancer

Jordan Green, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Jonathan Schneck, professor of pathology, both at the School of Medicine, have learned that by combining a biomimetic particle along with a more traditional immunotherapy they could lengthen the lives of mice with skin cancer better than either treatment alone. Both approaches focus on activating the rodent immune system killer T cells — white blood cells that fight infection and other invaders.  Read on.

January 5, 2017

Alex Mathews named to Forbes '30 Under 30' list

Alex Mathews, at right, of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently named to the annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list for his work on Fusiform with classmate Param Shah, at left.  Read on.


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