November 22, 2023
News Brief: Casey Overby Taylor awarded funding from NIMHD
The National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program and 10 partner institutes, centers, and offices have funded 26...
November 10, 2023
Brain-computer interface restores control of home devices for Johns Hopkins patient with ALS
A brain-computer interface (BCI) surgically implanted on the brain of an ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient has shown success in translating brain signals into computer commands.
November 6, 2023
Machine learning model calculates chemotherapy success in patients with osteosarcoma
The model's results correlated 85% with those calculated by a musculoskeletal pathologist.
October 9, 2023
Jude Phillip receives award to classify subtypes of aging cells
Phillip, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Junior Faculty award from the American Federation for Aging Research—Glenn Foundation to identify and classify subtypes of senescent cells.
September 29, 2023
Justus Kebschull earns major awards for brain-mapping projects
The BRAIN CONNECTS program supports 11 projects that aim to develop technologies to comprehensively map neural connections in both humans and laboratory animals.
September 26, 2023
Hopkins engineers join $45M project to develop sense-and-respond cancer implant technology
Funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) will fast-track the development of new cancer implant technology.
September 18, 2023
Researchers enhance the function of natural proteins using ‘protein Legos’
Breakthrough research from Jamie Spangler, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and biomedical engineering, has potential implications for treatment of injuries.
August 30, 2023
New machine learning method may aid personalized cancer therapy
Deep-learning technology developed by Johns Hopkins researchers could help scientists overcome a major hurdle to developing personalized immunotherapies and vaccines.
August 7, 2023
Machine learning model could enable targeted gene therapies for genetic diseases
New machine learning model could enable the development of therapies for cancer or other genomic diseases by activating genes on demand.
July 27, 2023
“Tissue-on-a-Chip” headed to space to study aging and heart disease
For a team of Johns Hopkins scientists, the acceleration of aging in space provides a unique opportunity to better comprehend the condition that remains the leading cause of death in America: heart disease.
July 20, 2023
‘Digital twins’ of patients’ hearts harness personal genetics to inform disease management
Scientists have developed a tool called Geno-DT to create a digital replica of an individual's heart, which could inform the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
July 17, 2023
‘Tipping the balance’ of immune cells from bad to good reverses multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice
A Johns Hopkins Medicine team suggests that microparticle-delivered therapy may be the first step toward stopping MS and other autoimmune diseases.
July 17, 2023
New immune model sheds light on implant rejection
Researchers' work may help to predict and prevent the immune response that leads to fibrosis.
June 29, 2023
Scientists design a nanoparticle that may improve mRNA cancer vaccines
Tests in mice with melanoma and colon cancer show tiny particle creates an “army” of immune cells that carry vaccine’s instructions, researchers say.
June 26, 2023
Natalia Trayanova joins $8M international research initiative for advanced heart disease diagnosis and therapeutics
The Leducq-funded project aims to find new therapies for heart disease by studying the effects of stimulating nerves.
June 8, 2023
Machine learning helps scientists see how the brain adapts to different environments
Visualizing connections between nerve cells in the brain could yield insights into how our brains change with learning, aging, injury, and disease.
April 14, 2023
Whether physical exertion feels ‘easy’ or ‘hard’ may be due to dopamine levels, study suggests
Dopamine, a brain chemical long associated with pleasure, motivation and reward-seeking, also appears to play an important role in why exercise and other physical efforts feel “easy” to some people and exhausting to others, according to results of a study of people with Parkinson’s disease led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers.
March 10, 2023
Scientists complete 1st map of an insect brain
Researchers have completed the most advanced brain map to date, that of an insect, a landmark achievement in neuroscience that brings scientists closer to true understanding of the mechanism of thought.
March 8, 2023
Heart tissue heads to space to aid research on aging and impact of long spaceflights
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers are collaborating with NASA to send human heart “tissue-on-a-chip” specimens into space as early as March. The project is designed to monitor the tissue for changes in heart muscle cells’ mitochondria (their power supply) and ability to contract in low-gravity conditions.
March 6, 2023
Can we trust AI?
From Alexa to a robot running amok in the movie 'M3GAN', artificial intelligence is part of everyday life and is capturing our imagination. Johns Hopkins AI expert Rama Chellappa helps us sort out fact from fiction, and whether we should embrace the 'AI spring'.
February 23, 2023
Research team creates statistical model to predict COVID-19 resistance
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have created and preliminarily tested what they believe may be one of the first models for predicting who has the highest probability of being resistant to COVID-19 in spite of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes it.
February 14, 2023
How cancer cells organize
There is a certain class of pediatric brain cancers that is “universally deadly,” with a median survival of 15 months and few, if any, viable treatment options. The key to combating these cancers might be in analyzing how the cells within tumor tissue—cancer cells, immune cells, and others—express genes and organize themselves spatially.
February 1, 2023
Johns Hopkins physicians and engineers search for AI program that accurately predicts risk of ‘ICU delirium’
An intensivist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University engineering students, report they have developed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can detect the early warning signs of delirium and can predict — at any time during an ICU stay — a high risk of delirium for a significant number of patients.
January 4, 2023
When grandpa can’t hear words at a noisy holiday gathering, too many brain cells may be firing at once
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they found that old mice were less capable than young mice of “turning off” certain actively firing brain cells in the midst of ambient noise.
December 19, 2022
News Brief: Researchers capture 3D cellular dynamics across whole organism
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins have shown that a new microscopy technique can capture dynamic 3D images of an entire zebrafish larvae while maintaining cellular resolution in all three dimensions.
December 12, 2022
New computer model tracks origin of cell changes that drive development
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have developed a computer model — dubbed quantitative fate mapping — that looks back in the developmental timeline to trace the origin of cells in a fully grown organism.
November 29, 2022
New Tools Map Seizures, Improve Epilepsy Treatment
Two new models could solve a problem that’s long frustrated millions of people with epilepsy and the doctors who treat them: how to find precisely where seizures originate to treat exactly that part of the brain.
November 2, 2022
Expert: It’s time to stop creating ‘superbugs’ in the lab
Johns Hopkins computational biologist Steven Salzberg says controversial Boston University study that created a potentially deadly form of the omicron coronavirus variant should never have happened.
October 21, 2022
Newly created protein a step toward preventing autoimmune disorders
Researchers design a protein that can activate and increase the number of specialized cells that can prevent the onset of autoimmune disorders.
October 12, 2022
Researchers find link between immune cells’ closest neighbors and survival time in patients with pancreatic cancer
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have discovered that the organization of different types of immune cells within pancreatic tumors is associated with how well patients with pancreatic cancer respond to treatment and how long they survive.