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December 16, 2016

New bioinformatics tool tests methods for finding mutant genes that ‘drive’ cancer

In their search for new ways to treat cancer, many scientists are using a high-tech process called genome sequencing to hunt for genetic mutations that encourage tumor cells to thrive. To aid in this search, some researchers have developed new bioinformatics methods that each claim to help pinpoint the cancer-friendly mutants.

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Recent PhD graduate Jennifer Xu

November 21, 2016

Jennifer Xu and the I-STAR Lab Reach Major Milestone in Cone-Beam CT

Recent PhD graduate from Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering, Jennifer Xu, reached an important milestone in translating her research from the laboratory to first clinical studies of a new point-of-care cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanner.

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November 4, 2016

Visualizing blood flow in the heart could help reduce the risk of stroke

New computer models that track the motions of blood flow in the heart may reduce the risk of stroke, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Heart arrhythmia

October 30, 2016

Trayanova’s lab looks at gentle beams of light

Using high-tech human heart models and mouse experiments, scientists at Johns Hopkins and Germany’s University of Bonn have shown that beams of light could replace electric shocks in patients reeling from a deadly heart rhythm disorder.

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October 28, 2016

Johns Hopkins Brain Trust

The human brain is the most complex machine in existence. Every brain is loaded with some 100 billion nerve cells, each connecting to thousands of others, giving around 100 trillion connections. Mapping those connections, or synapses, could enable scientists to decipher what causes neurological disease and mental illness. It’s an immense, daunting task.

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October 26, 2016

Stand-up guys

From a napkin sketch to clinical trials, this weight-bearing CT scan wins industry accolades and provides doctors with a way to see bone breaks that may have gone undetected.

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May 17, 2016

Bioengineering across borders

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering researchers have built strategic partnerships with leading BME clinicians and programs worldwide, and the department’s global reach is expected to grow.

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May 11, 2016

Sharper images with MRI

More detailed and precise MRI requires lengthier scans — taxing the patient’s ability to remain still. Daniel Herzka and his colleagues are creating solutions that compensate for motion, and deliver clearer medical images more efficiently.

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April 25, 2016

Cancer research: Your cells’ sugar diet

Kevin Yarema’s research group uses metabolic glycoengineering in their pancreatic and brain cancer studies — manipulating how cells process and display sugars, and looking for molecular targets to block so they can’t drive cancer development.

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April 15, 2016

Scot Kuo: BME’s gadget man

At the nexus of research and technology, Dr Kuo secures hi-tech hardware for scientists, aids researchers determine what equipment can help them achieve research needs, and advises BME students with equipment design strategies.

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