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May 5, 2015

Dr. Steven Salzberg among four appointed to Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships

Dr. Steven Salzberg, professor of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science, has been awarded a Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship to facilitate cross-disciplinary work across the university.

April 24, 2015

Prestigious White House Award Cites Johns Hopkins Professor’s Mentoring Skills

J. Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor in Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 14 scientists around the country to be honored with the Presidential Award of Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

April 14, 2015

BME Professor Jeff Siewerdsen: LevelCheck software helps improve spinal surgical safety

Developed by BME’s Dr. Jeffrey Siewerdsen, at his I-Star Lab, LevelCheck software — now in clinical evaluation — delivers clearly labeled vertebra for surgeons from X-ray images taken just before a patient’s spinal surgery, achieving 100 percent accuracy in just 26 seconds.

March 12, 2015

Johns Hopkins Graduate Programs Rated among the Best by U.S. News

Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in education, medicine, public health and nursing and in individual disciplines such as biomedical engineering remain among the best in the nation, according to the newest U.S. News & World Report’s report on “Best Graduate Schools.”

February 4, 2015

Jordan Green: Biodegradable nanoparticle therapy proves to be a potent killer of brain cancer cells

For the first time, Johns Hopkins researchers used biodegradable nanoparticles to kill brain cancer cells in animals and lengthen their survival. This new strategy shows great promise in treating brain cancers, such as glioma. A draft of the study appeared this week on the website of the journal ACS Nano.

January 5, 2015

Johns Hopkins/Jhpiego design aims to reduce infection risks for health care workers

An advanced protective suit for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, devised by a Johns Hopkins CBID team, is one of the first five awardees in a federal funding contest aimed at quickly devising new tools to combat the deadly disease.

December 11, 2014

Joel Bader and researchers find brain inflammation to be a hallmark of autism

Gene expression testing aided research team to evaluate the microglial cell, which polices the brain for pathogens and other threats. In the autism brains, the microglia appeared to be perpetually activated, with their genes for inflammation responses turned on.

November 19, 2014

Michael Beer research findings: Why studies in mice cannot always be reproduced in humans

In a research paper published Nature, BME Assistant Professor Michael Beer and research colleagues set out to understand and compare mouse genome “mission control centers.”

November 5, 2014

Vikram Chib: New insight into the neuroscience of choking under pressure

A study by BME Assistant Professor Vikram Chib published in The Journal of Neuroscience found that those with high loss aversion choked when told they stood to gain a lot, while those with low loss aversion choked under the pressure of large prospective losses. Furthermore, it was found that performance is influenced by a brain area called the ventral striatum.

October 6, 2014

Johns Hopkins engineering doctoral students named 2015 Siebel Scholars

2015 Siebel Scholars from Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering include Iraj Hosseini, Joel Sunshine and Carmen Kut. The award will enable them continued pursuit of their promising biomedical engineering research projects.