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A 3-D virtual heart

September 12, 2018

3D virtual simulation gets to the ‘heart’ of irregular heartbeats

In a proof of concept study, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have successfully performed 3D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart.

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Scientists Create Nano-Size Packets of Genetic Code Aimed at Brain Cancer ‘Seed’ Cells

July 12, 2018

Scientists create nano-size packets of genetic code aimed at brain cancer ‘seed’ cells

In a “proof of concept” study, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully delivered nano-size packets of genetic code called microRNAs to treat human brain tumors implanted in mice.

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Luke Osborn with e-dermis

June 20, 2018

New ‘E-Dermis’ Brings Sense of Touch, Pain to Prosthetic Hands

The electronic ‘skin’ will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.

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Liver cancer

June 15, 2018

Grant Funds Collaborative Project to Find New Treatments for Liver Cancer

Researchers with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine received a $3 million grant to use computational modeling and software to understand biological data, in combination with unique in vitro and animal studies, to better treat liver cancer.

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C-Arms Bring 3-D to the OR

May 30, 2018

C-Arms Bring 3-D to the OR

Jeff Siewerdsen and his team are advancing imaging technologies that will make surgery more precise and improve patient safety.

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May 3, 2018

Decoding the brain’s learning machine

Uncovering the cerebellum’s “language” reveals workings of a biological learning machine

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When There’s an Audience, People’s Performance Improves

April 20, 2018

When There’s an Audience, People’s Performance Improves

Often people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study led by a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist found the opposite: being watched makes people do better.

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DNA Helix

April 10, 2018

To Track Environmental Impact on Genome, Don’t Forget the “Epi” in Genetics Research

In a review article published April 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientist Andrew Feinberg, M.D., calls for more integration between two fields of DNA-based research: genetics and epigenetics.

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Performance Under Pressure

February 8, 2018

Why do some athletes choke under pressure? The answer lies deep in the brain

Olympians most likely to bring home the gold are those who find a way to stay focused, even when the stakes are high.

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Metabolic activity of mouse kidney cells

Lights, camera, action! New endomicroscopic probes visualize living animal cell activity

Johns Hopkins researchers report they have developed two new endoscopic probes that significantly sharpen the technology’s imaging resolution and permit direct observation of fine tissue structures and cell activity in small organs in sheep, rats, and mice.

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