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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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November 20, 2014

Putting microscopes inside the body

With a single scanning optical fiber, biomedical engineering Professor Xingde Li and his team are creating label-free and processing-free microscopes that go where no others can.

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November 10, 2014

Designing a complete yeast chromosome

Using custom software designed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers has synthesized an entire yeast chromosome.

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October 30, 2014

Rapid progress in virtual heart modeling shows great promise for improved outcomes

Dr. Natalia Trayanova creates computer-generated virtual heart models to simulate individual patients’ hearts in order to help cardiologists carry out life-saving treatments.

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