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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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Brain Changes Linked With Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Appear

May 20, 2019

Brain changes linked with Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appear

In a records review of 290 people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they have identified an average level of biological and anatomical brain changes linked to Alzheimer’s disease that occur three to 10 years — some even more than 30 years — before the disease’s first recognizable symptoms appear.

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Maps of tumors grown in mice.

May 6, 2019

‘Google Maps’ for cancer: Image-based computer model reveals finer details of tumor blood flow behavior

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers develop an image-based computer model of tumor behavior that captures more of the complexity of cancer growth.

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Sequenced genome sizes

April 25, 2019

Johns Hopkins teams up with U.C. Davis and Save the Redwoods League to sequence the first coast redwood genome

Steven Salzberg, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, collaborated with researchers from the University of California, Davis and Save the Redwoods League to successfully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes.

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T-cells interacting with the transparent gel.

April 18, 2019

Scientists advance creation of ‘artificial lymph node’ to fight cancer, other diseases

In a proof-of-principle study in mice, PhD candidate John Hickey and scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and multiply cancer-fighting immune system T-cells.

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Andrew Feinberg and Lindsay Rizzardi test procedures for storing blood samples on NASA’s microgravity plane.

April 11, 2019

After returning from space, astronaut has no lingering, major epigenetic differences from earthbound twin brother

In a landmark study, a group of U.S. scientists from Johns Hopkins, Stanford University and other institutions has found no long-lasting, major differences between the epigenomes of astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space aboard the International Space Station, and his twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth.

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Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss

April 10, 2019

Experimental drug delivers one-two punch to vision loss

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Aleksander Popel and other Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.

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