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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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Figure Skating

February 7, 2018

Spinning for the win: Repetition helps Olympians stay oriented

Kathleen Cullen explains why years of practice allow elite athletes to train their brains so they can stay on balance after elaborate maneuvers.

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Heart Arrhythmia

February 5, 2018

Hopkins lab develops arrhythmia treatment

Natalia Trayanova and her team of scientists and engineers, have developed personalized 3D computational heart models. But these aren’t just the average, stagnant 3D models. These computational models can show a heart in rhythm.

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Cancer

January 23, 2018

New Johns Hopkins center aims to unlock genetic mysteries of breast cancer

Biomedical engineer Joel Bader and cell biologist Andrew Ewald have joined forces to make sense of some of the genetic mysteries behind breast cancer.

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Single Blood Test Screens for Eight Cancer Types

January 22, 2018

Single Blood Test Screens for Eight Cancer Types

Researchers in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Department of Biomedical Engineering have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer.

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23 and Me for Trees

January 4, 2018

23andMe for Trees

Johns Hopkins researchers are part of an ambitious plan to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes for the first time.

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Upstarts - Heartburn

December 20, 2017

Upstarts: For Heartburn…And More

Patients with chronic acid reflux and other esophageal issues run an increased risk of cancer. A fiber-optic endomicroscope developed from research done by Xingde Li is likely to significantly improve diagnosis and treatment.

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