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October 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins awarded Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute for brain study

Rick Huganir and Michael Miller will co-direct the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute at Johns Hopkins, drawing together faculty experts in neuroscience, engineering, data science to study the brain.

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September 10, 2015

Study finds Parkinson’s symptom improvement with non-invasive brain stimulation

Parkinson’s disease patients are less willing to assign force to their affected arm. Now, researchers led by Reza Shadmehr, report that noninvasive cortical stimulation reduced effort costs in the affected arm, and improved motor symptoms.

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June 17, 2015

Enhanced OCT tissue-mapping technology for safer brain cancer removal

BME researchers have developed a technique of processing optical coherence tomography imaging to help surgeons quickly and safely distinguish healthy from cancerous tissue.

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June 15, 2015

Michael Beer improves methodology for predicting disease-enabling genetic mutations

Up to one-fifth of human DNA act as dimmer switches for nearby genes, but scientists have long been unable to identify precisely which mutations in these genetic control regions really matter in causing common diseases.

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May 15, 2015

Aleksander Popel: halting cancer’s spread

When confronted with the bio­mechanics of cancer’s ability to spread, the engineering prowess of Dr. Aleksander S. Popel kicks in. He is making inroads into novel drug-based approaches that halt angiogenesis and disrupt metastasis.

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April 20, 2015

A two-step defibrillator lessens pain

By using a two-step electrical pulse, researchers Les Tung and Ron Berger found that the first “kinder, gentler” surge, preconditions the skeletal muscles for the second larger pulse.

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April 16, 2015

Elisseeff joins National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors has welcomed Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff into their esteemed ranks. She joins a prestigious list of fellows from the nation’s research universities and institutes whose innovations benefit humankind.

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February 17, 2015

Lifesaving technology: computational heart modeling

Using cardiac MRI scans, researchers create patient-specific computational heart models. Heart rhythm dysfunction is then simulated, allowing technicians to efficiently predict ideal lifesaving therapy.

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February 12, 2015

Promising new imaging solution for traumatic brain injury and intracranial hemorrhage

Dr. Jeff Siewerdsen and other researchers have developed a correction method for cone-beam CT that yields improved image quality sufficient for reliable diagnosis of subtle intracranial hemorrhage.

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February 4, 2015

Innovative nanoparticle gene therapy system eliminates cancerous brain cells

For the first time, Johns Hopkins researchers, including Dr. Jordan Green, used a compound-filled biodegradable nanoparticle gene therapy along with an intercranial delivery system to kill brain cancer cells in animals and lengthen their survival. This new strategy shows great promise in treating brain cancers, such as glioma.

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