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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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February 24, 2017

New Gene Sequencing Software Could Aid in Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer

Winston Timp, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, supervised research on new computational software that determines if a human DNA sample includes an epigenetic add-on linked to cancer and other health conditions.

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New Peptide Could Improve Treatment for Vision-Threatening Disease

January 26, 2017

New Peptide Could Improve Treatment for Vision-Threatening Disease

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. These vascular diseases often result in central vision loss as blood vessels grow into tissues at the back of the eye, where such growth should not occur.

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January 23, 2017

Noninvasive Ultrasound Pulses Used to Precisely Tweak Rat Brain Activity

Jordan Green, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and his colleagues have figured out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the brain of rats in a temporary, localized manner using ultrasound.

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