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Wheat genome

November 1, 2017

Complete wheat: Scientists successfully piece together bread wheat genome

Nature reports that a team of six scientists—including three from Johns Hopkins University—has successfully mapped the genome of bread wheat, Triticum aestivum, a task that researchers around the world have been trying to crack for more than a decade.

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Rene Vidal

October 10, 2017

Developing the next generation of blood tests

Rene Vidal is part of a research effort that is working to make the average blood test more convenient.

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Sri Sarma

October 7, 2017

How does our brain function when we gamble?

Sridevi Sarma and her team conducted an experiment that let them peek into subjects’ brains as they gambled.

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Muir Woods

September 27, 2017

Salzberg and Timp among research collaboration to sequence the Redwood genome

Steven Salzberg and Winston Timp are among the researchers from Johns Hopkins collaborating with the University of California, Davis, and the Save the Redwoods League in an ambitious plan to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes for the first time.

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August 10, 2017

Mapping the Brain, Neuron by Neuron

Researchers in the Center for Imaging Science have taken an early step towards mapping how all animal brains work.

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May 19, 2017

Reversing the Loss of Sight

A novel peptide and drug delivery system developed by a trio of Johns Hopkins researchers is closer to improving vision care for millions of people who suffer from degenerative retinal diseases.

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May 2, 2017

Zbijewski Leads New Program for Imaging of Bone Health

Dr. Wojciech Zbijewski’s research is breaking new ground in imaging technology and advancing the clinical understanding of conditions affecting the bones and joints.

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April 21, 2017

Engineering the Immune System

Meld the best of immunology and the best of engineering and what do you have? The nascent field of immunoengineering.

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March 27, 2017

How Randomness Helps Cancer Cells Thrive

In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the schools of medicine and engineering at The Johns Hopkins University has added significantly to evidence that large regions of the human genome have built-in variability in reversible epigenetic modifications made to their DNA. In a report on the research published […]

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March 9, 2017

First fully artificial yeast genome has been designed

Working as part of an international research consortium, a multidisciplinary team at the Johns Hopkins University has completed the design phase for a fully synthetic yeast genome.

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