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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

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 . . .

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.

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.

December 29, 2015

Prof. Xiaoqin Wang: Humans probably not alone in how we perceive melodic pitch

BME Professor Xiaoqin Wang provides evidence in research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the common marmoset shares primary features of complex pitch perception mechanisms with humans.

December 8, 2015

Five Johns Hopkins Engineering Doctoral Students Honored as 2016 Siebel Scholars

The 2016 class of Siebel Scholars, including four BME, are each pursuing bioengineering projects that could lead to important new diagnostic and treatment advances in healthcare.

October 2, 2015

The Kavli Foundation and Johns Hopkins Announce Creation of Neuroscience Discovery Institute

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