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Brain changes linked with Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appear

May 20, 2019

In a records review of 290 people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they have identified an average level of biological and anatomical brain changes linked to Alzheimer’s disease that occur three to 10 years — some even more than 30 years — before the disease’s first recognizable symptoms appear. “Our […]

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A new computational strategy paves the way for more personalized cancer treatment

May 14, 2018

Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient. The digital approach from scientists at the Johns Hopkins University—a computational strategy transforms highly complex information into a simplified format that emphasizes patient-to-patient variation in the […]

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Josh Vogelstein among three Hopkins researchs to receive $250K grants from Schmidt Sciences

May 1, 2018

Three Johns Hopkins University projects that use data science and technology in innovative ways to explore new and important scientific territories have been selected to receive Schmidt Sciences Nascent Innovation Grants. The awards went to astrophysicist Brice Ménard, mechanical engineer Sean X. Sun, and biomedical engineer Joshua Vogelstein. This is the first time that Hopkins researchers were invited […]

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Can we teach computers to be digital detectives?

May 1, 2018

Imagine standing on the sidewalk of a busy city street, taking in your surroundings. “When you or I look at that scene, we have a task in mind—whether to find a place to eat or shop, the metro station, or a particular person,” says René Vidal, a Johns Hopkins professor of biomedical engineering. We take into […]

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Hopkins engineers use digital tools to tackle concussion impact research

January 29, 2018

Most football fans will watch Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles for the big plays, the big hits, and—of course—the commercials. K.T. Ramesh, a biomechanics expert at Johns Hopkins University, will be looking for something more specific: head injuries. Ramesh, who has been researching traumatic brain injuries for years, […]

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Upstarts: A Better Blood Test?

January 25, 2018

Lensless microchip sensors can resolve images down to the level of a molecule or less. The trick to making them useful for hematological applications is to readily detect and report on what’s contained in a few drops of blood. Read the full article in the JHU Engineering magazine.

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Researchers report first-ever protein hydrogels made in living cells

November 6, 2017

Congratulations to Ali Sobhi Afshar, an ECE PhD graduate from the lab of CIS core faculty member Dr. John Goutsias at the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute, on their collaborative research with Dr. Takanari Inoue’s group at Center for Cell Dynamics at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. This collaborative work by Dr. Afshar, […]

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Johns Hopkins-led team aims to turn computer systems into digital detectives

October 31, 2017

Imagine an embassy bombing. Consider the massive amount and varied types of data that investigators need to review to determine who carried out the attack and how it was accomplished. Such a probe could involve the slow, painstaking examinations of video footage, photos, internet communications, telephone records, and other material. Read the full article on […]

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Neuron by Neuron Mapping of the Brain

August 11, 2017

A Johns Hopkins University mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work. Read the full article here.

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