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September 25, 2015

Jennifer Elisseeff aids researchers in developing gel that helps stem cells heal rat hearts

Biomaterials researchers Roselle Abraham and Angel Chan joined forces with BME Professor Jennifer Elisseeff to develop a hydrogel that combines serum with hyaluronic acid. The resulting gel successfully encapsulates and nurtures stem cells, rapidly restoring their metabolism.

September 16, 2015

NlH awards Johns Hopkins grant to test treatment to prevent or delay onset of Alzheimers

Johns Hopkins University researchers — including BME Herschel and Ruth Seder Professor Michael I. Miller, PhD — have received an estimated $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to clinically test what would be the first treatment to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia.

Johns Hopkins’ ebola protective suit honored in Fast Company ‘Innovation by Design Awards’

The Johns Hopkins University’s new personal protective suit for front-line health care workers in Ebola outbreaks was honored Monday as one of 10 finalists in Fast Company’s 2015 Innovation by Design Awards.

September 10, 2015

Brain stimulation temporarily improves motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s Disease

In a recent study, Reza Shadmehr, a professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Medicine, and a team of researchers used brain stimulation to improve motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

August 26, 2015

Prof. Gene Fridman’s MouthLab device: Patients’ vital signs are just a breath away

BME SoM Secondary Appointment Professor Gene Fridman has designed a battery-powered, hand-held, 3-D printed device that uses mouthpiece and thumb pad sensors to quickly test a patient’s blood pressure, breathing, blood oxygen, heart rate and heartbeat pattern.

June 17, 2015

New imaging technique could make brain tumor removal safer, more effective, study suggests

A Johns Hopkins research team, led by Xingde Li, PhD, have developed a technique of processing optical coherence tomography imaging to help surgeons quickly and safely distinguish healthy from cancerous tissue.

June 16, 2015

Two BME students among named Fulbright Scholars at Johns Hopkins

Congratulations to Sue Kulason, a PhD student in biomedical engineering, and 2015 BME graduate Margo Heston, honored as Fulbright Scholars.

Vulnerabilities in genome’s ‘dimmer switches’ should shed light on hundreds of complex diseases

Associate professor of biomedical engineering, Michael Beer, has improved computational methodology for predicting disease-enabling genetic mutations.

June 10, 2015

Noninvasive brain stimulator may ease Parkinson’s symptoms in a patient’s home

JHU BME graduate students have invented a headband-shaped device to deliver noninvasive brain stimulation to help tamp down debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

June 1, 2015

BME undergrads develop contraceptive implant training kit for global health technicians

Access to long-term, reversible contraceptive in the form of a tiny implant in the arm, while desirable for its convenience and effectiveness, can be a challenge in areas around the world where medical services are limited and frontline providers have minimal training.