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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.

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An artist rendering of sepsis under a microscope.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Rene Vidal

August 25, 2020

René Vidal and team receive MoDL award from the National Science Foundation-Simon’s Foundation

René Vidal, the Herschel L. Seder Professor in Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, is leading a team of engineers, mathematicians, and theoretical computer scientists from multiple institutions who seek to revolutionize our understanding of the mathematical and scientific foundations of deep learning.

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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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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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