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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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January 4, 2016

Marmosets, like humans, have ability to discern pitch

A recently published study led by BME professor Xiaoqin Wang, reveals that, much like humans, marmoset monkeys distinguish between high and low notes.

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October 13, 2015

Virtual testing of new cancer drug therapies to speed clinical trials

The emerging field of computational medicine gives researchers a versatile and robust platform for testing the effectiveness of new cancer drug therapies, and the ability to efficiently investigate a wide range of drug interactions.

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October 8, 2015

BME research lab receives funding and support to vastly improve CT scans

A $2.6 million NIH grant will fund development of radically-improved CT imaging hardware and software that will deliver patient- and area-specific, low-dose CT scans.

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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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