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A study show, the richer the reward, the faster you'll move to get it.

December 11, 2018

The richer the reward, the faster you’ll likely move to reach it, study shows

If you are wondering how long you personally are willing to stand in line to buy that hot new holiday gift, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say the answer may be found in the biological rules governing how animals typically forage for food and other rewards.

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November 19, 2018

Widely used reference for the human genome is missing 300 million bits of DNA

In a new analysis, Johns Hopkins scientists say that the collective genomes of 910 people of African descent have a large chunk — about 300 million bits — of genetic material missing from the basic reference genome.

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October 3, 2018

Do Robot Swarms Work Like Brains?

A new Johns Hopkins study explores navigation similarities between the mind and robot swarms.

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Scenarios of heterogeneity of mutations in driver genes.

September 25, 2018

Identical driver gene mutations found in metastatic cancers

Driver genes in different metastases from the same patient are remarkably similar, providing optimism for the success of future targeted therapies, according to a published study by Science.

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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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