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Researchers Devise Sensors and Phone App to Find Early Signs of Sickness in Newborns

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Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering faculty and graduate students, global health experts and technology specialists will receive $100,000 to further develop a phone-based system enabling mothers in remote villages to spot serious health problems during newborn babies’ critical first week.

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JHU Scientist Crowdsources Rocks Harboring Earthly “Extraterrestrials”

Crowdsourcing created an online photography archive, financed a British rock band’s tour and advanced a search for intelligent life on other planets. Now a biologist is hoping the approach can help her find rocks. But not just any rocks.

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Climate Change, Environmental Justice, earth and planetary sciences, Temperature, Poverty, Global Warming, climate change and human health

Climate Change Likely to be More Deadly in Poor African Settlements

Conditions in crowded urban settlements in Africa make the effects of climate change worse, pushing temperatures to levels dangerous for children and the elderly in those areas.

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nasal obstruction, ENT, Otolarnygology, Biomedical Engineering, Undergraduate Research, Invention, Breathing Difficulties, Breathing Problems

Johns Hopkins Undergrads win Silver Prize in 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition

A Johns Hopkins student invention aimed at helping people breathe easier won the silver prize in the 2017 national Collegiate Inventors Competition.

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computer science and engineering, intelligent computing, Defense Department, Imaging Science

Johns Hopkins-led Team Aims to Turn Computer Systems into Digital Detectives

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Scientists from 10 universities are working together to figure out how computers can learn to sort out the relevant data from loads of video footage, photos, internet communications, telephone records and other material.

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psychological and brain sciences, Psychology, Distraction, Junk Food, Attentional capture

Study: Junk Food Almost Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

Seeing junk food distracts people from work nearly twice as much as seeing healthy food, but after a few bites, people find it no more engaging than kale. The study underscores people’s implicit bias for fatty, sugary foods.

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Malaria, Early Warning, mosquito-borne disease, mosquito-borne diseases, earth and planetary sciences, Environmental Science, NASA, Satellite Data

Scientists Use Satellites, Population Data to Build Malaria Early Warning System

Scientists are working to predict malaria outbreaks months in advance, giving public health officials a chance to protect people from a disease that poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands a year.

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Media Advisory: Experts Can Discuss Fed Chair Options

Janet Yellen’s term as chair of the Federal Reserve ends in February. Speculation has begun about who the president might choose to be her successor. Johns Hopkins has several experts with extensive media experience to discuss this and any Fed news.

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Johns Hopkins Finds Training Exercise That Boosts Brain Power

One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention. It also results in more significant changes in brain activity.

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Johns Hopkins Scientists Help Show Links Between Genes, Body Tissues

A research team is assessing how a person’s genetic profile affects his body. The results could help show how individual genetic differences contribute to disease and guide treatments for heritable disorders such as Alzheimer’s, high cholesterol or Type 1 diabetes.







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