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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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Heart tissues within one of the launch-ready chambers.

March 4, 2020

Little tissue, big mission: Beating heart tissues to ride aboard the ISS

Launching no earlier than March 6, Johns Hopkins University will send heart muscle tissues, contained in a specially-designed tissue chip the size of a small cellphone, up to the microgravity environment of the International Space Station for one month of observation.

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February 26, 2020

Nanosize device ‘uncloaks’ cancer cells in mice and reveals them to the immune system

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have designed and successfully tested an experimental, super small package able to deliver molecular signals that tag implanted human cancer cells in mice and make them visible for destruction by the animals’ immune systems. The new method was developed, say the researchers, to deliver an immune system “uncloaking” device directly to cancer cells.

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February 25, 2020

CRISPR gene cuts may offer new way to chart human genome

In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully used the gene cutting tool CRISPR to make cuts in DNA around lengthy tumor genes, which can be used to collect sequence information.

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The image shows green and blue blobs from under a microscope.

December 9, 2019

Little Size Holds Big Impact: Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Nanocontainer to Ship Titan-Size Gene Therapies and Drugs Into Cells

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size — even hefty ones attached to the gene-editing tool called CRISPR.

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Personalized simulations can lead to better treatment for common heart rhythm disorder.

August 19, 2019

Personalized simulations lead to more accurate, successful treatment for common heart rhythm disorder

Natalia Trayanova and other scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully created personalized digital replicas of the upper chambers of the heart and used them to guide the precise treatment of patients suffering from persistent irregular heartbeats. These simulations accurately identified where clinicians need to destroy tissue to restore the heart’s normal rhythm.

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CT image of pancreatic cyst

July 19, 2019

Test shown to improve accuracy in identifying precancerous pancreatic cysts

In a proof-of-concept study, an international scientific team led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers has shown that a laboratory test using artificial intelligence tools has the potential to more accurately sort out which people with pancreatic cysts will go on to develop pancreatic cancers.

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July 1, 2019

A snapshot in time: Study captures fleeting genetic mutations that can alter disease risk

A study examines stem cells as they differentiate into heart muscle cells, finding that small, fleeting genetic mutations can affect disease risk over time.

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June 25, 2019

Drug crystals to prevent medical device fibrosis

Working with researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joshua Doloff has devised a new way to prevent medical device fibrosis.

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