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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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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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