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May 22, 2014

Improving cardiac ablation treatment with virtual heart mapping

Dr. Trayanova and team are exploring whether the patient’s virtual heart could be used to noninvasively determine the optimal ablation targets with a lot more accurately.

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May 21, 2014

I-STAR Lab refines ultra-low dose CT scans

Armed with pragmatism and advanced computer modelling techniques, BME researchers have made strides in improving CT image quality while reducing X-ray exposure and other negative consequences of the scanning technique.

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May 12, 2014

Solving the paradox: How one bad apple spoils the pie of cardiac rhythms

BME and neuroscience researchers exploit live-cell biochemistry, electrophysiology, and mathematical simulations to solve how calmodulinopathies can lead to life-threatening cardiac arrhythmogenic events.

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February 27, 2014

Engineering safer surgery: The LevelCheck algorithm translated to first clinical studies

Advanced 3D-2D image registration leverages high-speed computing to provide surgeons with an on-demand, labeled visual depiction of the spine and surgical target in the operating room.

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February 24, 2014

Johns Hopkins researchers establish a digital search system for pediatric brain MRI data

A searchable digital brain image data library will provide doctors the ability to access thousands of pediatric scans. Finding similar scans to those of their own patient’s will enhance diagnosis and treatment of their young patients with brain disorders.

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February 17, 2014

Eye movements as a predictor of behavior

Dr. Reza Shadmehr and his team explore the relationship between eye movements and decision making.

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January 20, 2014

Going native — biomedical engineers take biochemistry from the test tube into living cells

Advances made by Dr. Yue’s team reveal how calcium ion channels are properly controlled in the brain, and furnish a powerful new strategy for probing similarly large and complex molecules in the body.

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October 28, 2013

René Vidal directs the Vision, Dynamics and Learning Lab to analyze and interpret vast amounts of data

René Vidal combines biomedical imaging, computer vision, and machine learning to develop systems that will analyze vast amount of data and unlock previously hidden information.

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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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