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May 17, 2016

Bioengineering across borders
Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering - Global Footprint

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering researchers have built strategic partnerships with leading BME clinicians and programs worldwide, and the department’s global reach is expected to grow.

May 11, 2016

Sharper images with MRI

More detailed and precise MRI requires lengthier scans — taxing the patient’s ability to remain still. Daniel Herzka and his colleagues are creating solutions that compensate for motion, and deliver clearer medical images more efficiently.

April 25, 2016

Cancer research: Your cells’ sugar diet

Kevin Yarema’s research group uses metabolic glycoengineering in their pancreatic and brain cancer studies — manipulating how cells process and display sugars, and looking for molecular targets to block so they can’t drive cancer development.

April 15, 2016

Scot Kuo: BME’s gadget man
Scot Kuo

At the nexus of research and technology, Dr Kuo secures hi-tech hardware for scientists, aids researchers determine what equipment can help them achieve research needs, and advises BME students with equipment design strategies.

January 4, 2016

Marmosets, like humans, have ability to discern pitch
The South American Marmoset

A recently published study led by BME professor Xiaoqin Wang, reveals that, much like humans, marmoset monkeys distinguish between high and low notes.

October 13, 2015

Virtual testing of new cancer drug therapies to speed clinical trials
Feilim Mac Gabhann

The emerging field of computational medicine gives researchers a versatile and robust platform for testing the effectiveness of new cancer drug therapies, and the ability to efficiently investigate a wide range of drug interactions.

October 8, 2015

BME research lab receives funding and support to vastly improve CT scans
Principal investigator Web Stayman

A $2.6 million NIH grant will fund development of radically-improved CT imaging hardware and software that will deliver patient- and area-specific, low-dose CT scans.

October 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins awarded Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute for brain study

Rick Huganir and Michael Miller will co-direct the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute at Johns Hopkins, drawing together faculty experts in neuroscience, engineering, data science to study the brain.

September 10, 2015

Study finds Parkinson’s symptom improvement with non-invasive brain stimulation
Non-invasive brain stimulation

Parkinson's disease patients are less willing to assign force to their affected arm. Now, researchers led by Reza Shadmehr, report that noninvasive cortical stimulation reduced effort costs in the affected arm, and improved motor symptoms.

June 17, 2015

Enhanced OCT tissue-mapping technology for safer brain cancer removal
Illustration: Guided surgery with real-time OCT image processing

BME researchers have developed a technique of processing optical coherence tomography imaging to help surgeons quickly and safely distinguish healthy from cancerous tissue.