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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.

Rene Vidal Earns IAPR Fellow Award

January 5, 2017

Rene Vidal Earns IAPR Fellow Award

Rene Vidal, professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a 2016 Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition for his contributions to computer vision and pattern recognition.   Read on.

December 16, 2016

Physical Epigenetics Now Offered at Johns Hopkins

A new course in physical epigenetics will be available at Johns Hopkins University for first-year graduate students and upper division undergraduates starting in spring 2017.  Read on.

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering grad students, from left, Adam Li, Nate Tran and Gyorgy Levay displayed their innovative video gaming shoes at a recent design competition.

December 9, 2016

Students develop foot-operated game controller

Gyorgy Levay ordinarily doesn't have time to play video games. The Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering master's candidate is too busy working on controls for upper-limb prostheses to find time for running and jumping around the tops of buildings in the parkour game Mirror's Edge. Even if he did, Levay lost both hands to a meningitis infection five years ago, and operating the keyboard for a first-person shooter game is difficult. Over the 2015-16 school year, however, Levay spent considerable time running around a video game's virtual world.  Read on.

Jennifer Xu

November 21, 2016

Jennifer Xu and the I-STAR Lab Reach Major Milestone in Cone-Beam CT

Recent PhD graduate from Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering, Jennifer Xu, reached an important milestone in translating her research from the laboratory to first clinical studies of a new point-of-care cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanner.  Read on.


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