BME press releases
January 23, 2014
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
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
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
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
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.
Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering undergraduates have developed a noninvasive way to identify women with this dangerous blood disorder in developing nations.
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.
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.