BME press releases

January 23, 2014

Johns Hopkins scientists identify a key to body’s use of free calcium

Researchers in Dr. David Yue’s lab report they have figured out a key step in how free alcium — the kind not contained in bones — is managed in the body, a finding that could aid in the development of new treatments for a variety of neurological disorders that include Parkinson’s disease.

January 21, 2014

Fast eye movements: A possible indicator of more impulsive decision-making

Using a simple study of eye movements, principal investigator Reza Shadmehr reports evidence that people who are less patient tend to move their eyes with greater speed. The findings suggest that the weight people give to the passage of time may be a trait consistently used throughout their brains, affecting the speed with which they make movements, as well as the way they make certain decisions.

January 9, 2014

Children’s Brain Imaging Data Bank Could Become a Google-like Tool for Doctors

BME faculty, Michael Miller, and his team have begun building a digital library of MRI scans collected from children with normal and abnormal MRIs. Physicians will be able to search the library for scans that resemble their own patient’s image, thus enabling them to more effectively diagnose and treat patients with brain scan abnormalities.

November 14, 2013

Johns Hopkins Students Win Inventors Contest’s Top Prizes for Heart Treatment Device and Cancer Test

Biomedical engineering undergraduate team devises an impressive two-part system to improve the way life-saving shocks are delivered to heart.

October 1, 2013

High Risk-High Reward Research Grants from the NIH Go to Two Johns Hopkins Scientists

Natalia A. Trayanova is one of two Johns Hopkins faculty members chosen to receive prestigious National Institutes of Health grants for promising biomedical research projects.

September 23, 2013

Five Johns Hopkins engineering doctoral students [four from BME] named 2014 Siebel Scholars

In recognition of their research skills, academic achievements and leadership qualities, five Johns Hopkins PhD students — of which 4 are in the biomedical engineering graduate program — were selected to be honored as 2014 Siebel Scholars.

September 5, 2013

Johns Hopkins researcher in electrical stimulation of the brain to receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Sridevi V. Sarma, a JHU biomedical engineering faculty member, is her using knowledge of electrical engineering and computer science to develop new treatments for brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

Undergraduates’ cellphone screening device for anemia wins $250,000 prize

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering undergraduates have developed a noninvasive way to identify women with this dangerous blood disorder in developing nations.

Could FastStitch device, invented by undergrads, be the future of suture?

Although the device is still in the prototype stage, the FastStitch team has already received recognition and raised more than $80,000 this year in grant and prize money to move their project forward.

Five Johns Hopkins engineering doctoral students named 2013 Siebel Scholars

Johns Hopkins graduate students have received recognition for the advances they are making in biology and technology in the prevention and treatment of health problems such as cancer, cardiac disorders and sexually transmitted diseases.