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September 6, 2013

BME researchers testing promising drug therapy delivery method for improved treatment of central vision loss

Time-release coating allows drug for macular degeneration to last longer — decreasing need of unpleasant treatment

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August 29, 2013

BME researchers employ a biophysically-detailed heart model to test optogenentic approaches on cardiac behavior

Cardiac modeling is a key component to testing optogenetics technology — providing an accurate platform for assessing the feasibility of potential optical control strategies.

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April 16, 2013

Yue Lab uncovers long-sought calcium channel interfaces targetable for therapy of cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases

JHU BME faculty member Dr. David T. Yue and members of the Calcium Signals Laboratory publish a study in Nature Communications that uncovers the molecular mechanism of Ca²+ regulation of Calcium channels.

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January 24, 2013

TTEC clinical study proves successful in cartilage repair

A recent TTEC clinical study shows that patients who received a hydrogel scaffolding implant after the surgical repair of damaged cartilage experienced reduced pain and greater tissue growth.

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September 7, 2012

Nanoscale scaffolds and stem cells show promise in cartilage repair

Jennifer Elisseeff, Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering and the director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center, has been working with the TTEC team to create a nanofiber-based network to serve as a growth trigger for stem cell development into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lining of elbows and knees. Reporting online June 4 in the Proceedings […]

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August 27, 2012

Li Lab biophotonics imaging technology published in PNAS

BME Professor Xingde Li, his group members YY Zhang, K Murari, JF Xi, and other collaborators at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Corning Inc., have published a study in PNAS. The paper reports on the recent breakthrough in the development of a fiber-optic scanning SHG endomicroscopy technology and one of its many applications, […]

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March 1, 2012

Levchenko group nabs Science Signalling cover

A paper by Andre Levchenko, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and collaborators was featured on the cover of the Feb 28 issue of Science Signalling. The paper, titled “Diverse Sensitivity Thresholds in Dynamic Signaling Responses by Social Amoebae,” was featured in a Focus Issue on cell migration and chemotaxis. The image shows Dictyostelium cells streaming toward […]

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October 27, 2011

Information theory helps predict biological signaling

Andre Levchenko, associate professor of BME, and his lab have described techniques that enable use of information theory in analysis of biological decision making, particularly in networks of signaling pathways. The first-of-its-kind study, published on September 15 in Science combines live-cell experiments and math to convert the inner workings of the cell decision-making process into […]

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September 30, 2011

BME researchers develop novel approach to defibrillation

Three research labs at Hopkins—the Tung and Trayanova labs in Biomedical Engineering and the Berger lab in Cardiology—have combined forces to investigate the efficacy of high frequency alternating current as an alternative to conventional waveforms used to defibrillate the heart. This research could lead to defibrillator devices that apply a more gentle, less painful current […]

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September 8, 2011

Research from Trayanova lab published in Science Translational Medicine

Trayanova Lab has been collaborating with the laboratory of Dr. Colleen Clancy at UC Davis, Department of Pharmacology, as well as researchers from Columbia and Cornell University to develop a computer model of a human heart that can help forecast some of the side effects of drugs used to treat cardiac tachyarrhythmias. A research article […]

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