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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.

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July 7, 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.

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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.

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Dialysate Bag

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.

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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.

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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.

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DNA Helix

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.

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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.

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COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Hopkins BME Assists in COVID-19 Research Response

Johns Hopkins University has quickly mobilized to create a comprehensive response integrating dozens of fields of expertise to find solutions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 6, 2020

Scientists develop free computer program to map blood flow ‘landscape’ in tumors

Johns Hopkins researchers have created a computer program for scientists at no charge that lets users readily quantify the structural and functional changes in the blood flow networks feeding tumors.

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