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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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October 23, 2014

The Yin and Yang of calmodulin revealed by a biological signal generator

Researchers in the Calcium Signals Laboratory have discovered a mechanism that governs a cellular dialog between the two forms of calmodulin. This enables new strategies for treating diseases relating to maladaptive bioelectrical and Ca2+ signaling, such as cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s Disease.

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September 2, 2014

Johns Hopkins researchers discover that an FDA-approved HIV drug may be useful in treating breast cancer metastasis

Use of drugs previously approved for other diseases, such as HIV and rheumatoid arthritis, opens attractive possibilities for treating cancer patients — as repurposed or repositioned drugs promises significant savings in development time and resources.

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August 26, 2014

Error memories enable improved performance and faster learning

A study reveals that the brain controls how much it is willing to learn from the current error based on a previously unknown form of memory: a memory of errors.

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July 31, 2014

Zooming in and out of the mouse brain

The researchers’ new “map” of the mouse auditory cortex could ultimately lead to better ways of treating people with hearing loss.

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