August 31, 2021
Sarma named a recipient of Thalheimer Fund Grant
Sridevi Sarma, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical engineering, and Khalil Husari, associate professor in the Department of Neurology, have received a technology development grant through the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research.
August 2, 2021
Startup founders from Johns Hopkins aim to stop spread of cancer
AbMeta Therapeutics, launched by biologist and Provost Denis Wirtz, bioengineer Jamie Spangler, and clinician Elizabeth Jaffee, will combine years of pioneering research to target metastasis.
August 2, 2021
New tool predicts sudden death in inflammatory heart disease
Johns Hopkins University scientists have developed a new tool for predicting which patients suffering from a complex inflammatory heart disease are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
July 23, 2021
The games go on, but without fans. Will athletes’ performance suffer?
Vikram Chib, whose research at Johns Hopkins focuses on the brain processes behind motivation and incentive and how they relate to motor actions, discusses what to expect from participants in the Tokyo Olympics.
July 19, 2021
Researchers partner with industry to create better gene therapy tools
A team from the Institute for NanoBioTechnology has streamlined the creation of new viral vectors for delivering gene therapy to patients.
July 6, 2021
Back(s) to Life
Those with spinal cord injuries are often plagued by pain and paralysis. An ultra-high-tech spinal implant being developed by Johns Hopkins engineers could dramatically improve that bleak reality—and transform clinical medicine.
June 28, 2021
Safety first: Project aims to make AI-based autonomous systems more reliable and secure
Using a $7.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, a multi-university team that includes Johns Hopkins engineers is tackling one of today's most complex and important technological challenges: How to ensure the safety of autonomous systems, from self-driving cars and aerial delivery drones to robotic surgical assistants.
June 23, 2021
Study suggests that smoother silicone breast implants reduce severity of immune system reactions
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Rice University, silicone breast implants with a smoother surface design have less risk of producing inflammation and other immune system reactions than those with more roughly textured coatings.
April 22, 2021
Pandemic Eviction Bans Found to Protect Entire Communities from Covid-19 Spread
A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania uses computer modeling to suggest that eviction bans authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the infection rate and not only protected those who would have lost their housing but also entire communities from the spread of infections.
March 10, 2021
New study examines locomotion of aging cells
A new study by Jude Phillip, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is taking a closer look at how age can impact the behavior of cells, specifically, the way in which they move around the body.
March 10, 2021
Two researchers with ties to Hopkins BME earn grants through Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund
Two Johns Hopkins professors with ties to the Department of Biomedical Engineering have received grants for their research through the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund.
February 15, 2021
Study in newborn mice suggests sounds influence the developing brain earlier than previously thought
Through experiments in newborn mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins report that sounds appear to change “wiring” patterns in certain areas of the brain earlier than scientists assumed and even before the ear canal opens.
February 4, 2021
3 Questions: Alexis Battle
Alexis Battle, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and her team have developed software that, if paired with expanded sample collection practices, could help identify more causes of genetic disorders.
January 14, 2021
Machine learning tool gives early warning of cardiac issues in COVID-19 patients
A new algorithm could warn doctors in advance of cardiac arrest or blood clots in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
December 8, 2020
Eight from Hopkins BME earn Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards
41 multidisciplinary endeavors have been selected to receive support this year from Johns Hopkins University's Discovery Awards program. Eight of these endeavors include faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
December 7, 2020
Fighting COVID-19: Using ultraviolet light to decontaminate CT scanners
CT scans are vital to imaging lung diseases including COVID-19, but disinfecting the machines between use is time consuming. One team of researchers may have landed on a solution.
November 11, 2020
Cross-disciplinary team will design, develop devices to better treat spinal cord injuries
Funded through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the project will bring together experts from across Johns Hopkins to create solutions that work on the battlefield and on the frontlines of health care.
September 28, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers develop system for using everyday glucose monitors to detect COVID-19 antibodies
A trio of Johns Hopkins scientists—a pharmacologist, a biomedical engineer, and a biophysicist—are pooling their knowledge to design a device that can detect whether a person has antibodies linked to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
September 24, 2020
Septic shock starts earlier than understood and develops distinct levels of patient risk, study suggests
A new study from Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers finds that hospitals could categorize patients based on risk and develop early monitoring systems to detect early stages of septic shock.
September 10, 2020
New genetic analysis method could advance personal genomics
Geneticists could identify the causes of disorders that currently go undiagnosed if standard practices for collecting individual genetic information were expanded to capture more variants that researchers can now decipher.
August 26, 2020
Got fatigue? Study further pinpoints brain regions that may control it
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine using MRI scans and computer modeling say they have further pinpointed areas of the human brain that regulate efforts to deal with fatigue.
July 10, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers solve imaging scan problems caused by metal implants
Engineers at Johns Hopkins have solved the problem of distorted imaging scans that plague surgeons who need to use them to assess the placement of metal implants.
July 9, 2020
Scientists use nanoparticle-delivered gene therapy to inhibit blinding eye disease in rodents
In experiments in rats and mice, two Johns Hopkins scientists — an engineer and an ophthalmologist — report the successful use of nanoparticles to deliver gene therapy for blinding eye disease.
June 10, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 is mutating slowly, and that’s a good thing
Johns Hopkins scientists studying the virus that causes COVID-19 say the pathogen has few variations, a promising observation that boosts the chances of developing an effective vaccine.
May 20, 2020
Johns Hopkins team develops new method to make kidney dialysis fluid for patients with COVID-19
A team of researchers and students at Johns Hopkins are working to replenish the diminishing reserve of kidney dialysis fluid to help those with acute kidney injury, including COVID-19 patients who develop the disorder.
May 19, 2020
Researchers urge clinical trial of blood pressure drug to prevent lethal complication of COVID-19
Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a drug treatment that could—if given early enough—potentially reduce the risk of death from the most serious complication of COVID-19, also known as SARS-CoV-2 infection.
May 18, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers to use machine learning to predict heart damage in COVID-19 victims
Johns Hopkins researchers recently received a $195,000 Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation to, using machine learning, identify which COVID-19 patients are at risk of adverse cardiac events such as heart failure, sustained abnormal heartbeats, heart attacks, cardiogenic shock and death.
April 17, 2020
Gene variant in noncoding DNA linked to heart failure
When scientists scour the genome for disease-causing culprits, they wouldn’t ordinarily look in so-called noncoding regions, areas of repetitive DNA that do not code for proteins. Yet, that’s exactly where Johns Hopkins scientists found genomic variations in a new study of people with heart failure.
April 17, 2020
Researchers create nanoparticle with ‘look and feel’ of red blood cells to soak up toxins
Johns Hopkins biomedical engineer Jordan Green and his colleagues have developed a nanoparticle that has the shape and “skin” of red blood cells. The red blood cell mimics can be injected into the bloodstream and circulate within vessels for long periods to absorb toxic substances.