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Expert: It’s time to stop creating ‘superbugs’ in the lab

Johns Hopkins computational biologist Steven Salzberg says controversial Boston University study that created a potentially deadly form of the omicron coronavirus variant should never have happened.

Newly created protein a step toward preventing autoimmune disorders

Researchers design a protein that can activate and increase the number of specialized cells that can prevent the onset of autoimmune disorders.

Researchers find link between immune cells’ closest neighbors and survival time in patients with pancreatic cancer

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have discovered that the organization of different types of immune cells within pancreatic tumors is associated with how well patients with pancreatic cancer respond to treatment and how long they survive.

New study uncovers major cause of deadly heart arrhythmias

Fat inside the heart, a possible after effect of heart attacks, is a large player in the development of heart rhythm disturbances.

Johns Hopkins, Howard University Partner to Develop Tech for Neuro Disorders

Johns Hopkins University and Howard University are teaming up to develop medical devices to diagnosis, treat, and manage neurological disorders.

Vital tech with a fatal flaw

The pulse oximeter is now a staple in hospital rooms and personal medicine cabinets. But a major flaw in its design could prevent people of color from receiving the care they need.

News Brief: Fourteen students received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Fourteen students from the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes graduate...

Hopkins BME Cahan, Durr win Catalyst Awards

Two faculty Biomedical Engineering faculty members will receive 2022 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards. Patrick Cahan and Nicholas Durr were among...

From Blurry to Bright: AI Tech Helps Researchers Peer into the Brains of Mice

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) training strategy to capture images of mouse brain cells in...

AI predicts if and when someone will experience cardiac arrest

An algorithm built to assess scar patterns in patient heart tissue can predict potentially life-threatening arrhythmias more accurately than doctors can.

Johns Hopkins and Amazon collaborate to explore transformative power of AI

The new JHU + Amazon Initiative for Interactive AI will advance machine learning, computer vision, natural language understanding, and speech processing while increasing access to these technologies.

Johns Hopkins scientists contribute to first complete sequence of human genome

A group of Johns Hopkins University scientists has collaborated with more than 100 researchers around the world to assemble and analyze the first complete sequence of a human genome, two decades after the Human Genome Project produced the first draft.

New heart modeling method may help doctors pump the brakes on sudden cardiac death

Digital, personalized replicas of patients' hearts can help health care providers to better predict who will need implanted defibrillators over time.

Tissue Engineering: The Future is Here

Through advances in biomaterials, stem cell science, and more, researchers are moving tantalizingly close to regenerating damaged body parts, creating new organs, and equipping our existing tissues to fight off debilitating diseases.

New Color-Coded Test Quickly Reveals If Medical Nanoparticles Deliver Their Payload

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed a color-coded test that quickly signals whether newly developed nanoparticles deliver their cargo into target cells.

A stunning 3D map of blood vessels and cells in a mouse skull could help scientists make new bones

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists have used glowing chemicals and other techniques to create a 3D map of the blood vessels and self-renewing “stem” cells that line and penetrate a mouse skull.

Sarma named a recipient of Thalheimer Fund Grant

Sridevi Sarma, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical engineering, and Khalil Husari, associate professor in the Department of Neurology, have received a technology development grant through the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research.

Startup founders from Johns Hopkins aim to stop spread of cancer

AbMeta Therapeutics, launched by biologist and Provost Denis Wirtz, bioengineer Jamie Spangler, and clinician Elizabeth Jaffee, will combine years of pioneering research to target metastasis.

New tool predicts sudden death in inflammatory heart disease

Johns Hopkins University scientists have developed a new tool for predicting which patients suffering from a complex inflammatory heart disease are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

The games go on, but without fans. Will athletes’ performance suffer?

Vikram Chib, whose research at Johns Hopkins focuses on the brain processes behind motivation and incentive and how they relate to motor actions, discusses what to expect from participants in the Tokyo Olympics.

Researchers partner with industry to create better gene therapy tools

A team from the Institute for NanoBioTechnology has streamlined the creation of new viral vectors for delivering gene therapy to patients.

Back(s) to Life

Those with spinal cord injuries are often plagued by pain and paralysis. An ultra-high-tech spinal implant being developed by Johns Hopkins engineers could dramatically improve that bleak reality—and transform clinical medicine.

Safety first: Project aims to make AI-based autonomous systems more reliable and secure

Using a $7.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, a multi-university team that includes Johns Hopkins engineers is tackling one of today's most complex and important technological challenges: How to ensure the safety of autonomous systems, from self-driving cars and aerial delivery drones to robotic surgical assistants.

Study suggests that smoother silicone breast implants reduce severity of immune system reactions

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Rice University, silicone breast implants with a smoother surface design have less risk of producing inflammation and other immune system reactions than those with more roughly textured coatings.

Study adds to evidence that most cancer cells grown in a dish have little in common genetically with cancer cells in people

Johns Hopkins scientists report they have developed a new computer-based technique showing that human cancer cells grown in culture dishes are the least genetically similar to their human sources.

Pandemic Eviction Bans Found to Protect Entire Communities from Covid-19 Spread

A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania uses computer modeling to suggest that eviction bans authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the infection rate and not only protected those who would have lost their housing but also entire communities from the spread of infections.

New study examines locomotion of aging cells

A new study by Jude Phillip, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is taking a closer look at how age can impact the behavior of cells, specifically, the way in which they move around the body.

Two researchers with ties to Hopkins BME earn grants through Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund

Two Johns Hopkins professors with ties to the Department of Biomedical Engineering have received grants for their research through the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund.

Study in newborn mice suggests sounds influence the developing brain earlier than previously thought

Through experiments in newborn mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins report that sounds appear to change “wiring” patterns in certain areas of the brain earlier than scientists assumed and even before the ear canal opens.

3 Questions: Alexis Battle

Alexis Battle, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and her team have developed software that, if paired with expanded sample collection practices, could help identify more causes of genetic disorders.

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