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How Your Brain Might Be Secretly Thwarting Your New Year’s Resolutions

The human brain is wired to pay attention to previously pleasing things — a finding that could help explain why it’s hard to break bad habits or stick to New Year’s resolutions.
4-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What Goes Wrong in the Brain When Someone Can’t Spell

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By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words.
2-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Biologist Scott Bailey Receives $250,000 President’s Frontier Award

A public health biologist who is trying to stop the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and pave the way to new treatments for genetic diseases has received the 2016 President’s Frontier Award, a Johns Hopkins University honor that provides...
2-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Rocketeers Launch Their Most Sensitive Instrument Yet

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Rocketeers led by Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Stephan R. McCandliss have launched the most sensitive instrument they’ve ever used to explore outer space, seeking clues to how galaxies grow with the birth of new stars, and how they stop...
18-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Research Traces Cause of Organ Dysfunction in Down Syndrome

While most Down syndrome research has focused on the brain, a new report by Johns Hopkins University biologists uncovers how the disorder hampers a separate part of the nervous system that plays a key role in health and longevity.
10-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Why Some People Would Pay for a Drug They Probably Won't Ever Need

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A sick person is obviously willing to pay for a good medical treatment, but economists have found that healthy people are potentially a much broader, if largely overlooked, market for medical innovations.
30-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rapid Plankton Growth in Ocean Seen as Sign of Carbon Dioxide Loading

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A microscopic marine alga is thriving in the North Atlantic to an extent that defies scientific predictions, suggesting swift environmental change as a result of increased carbon dioxide in the ocean.
25-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Get First Glimpse of Black Hole Eating Star, Ejecting High-Speed Flare

An international team of astrophysicists has for the first time witnessed a star being swallowed by a black hole and ejecting a flare of matter moving at nearly the speed of light.
24-Nov-2015 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: Super Bowl Commercial Expert Available

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A Johns Hopkins researcher who has studied what makes a Super Bowl commercial successful is available to discuss, analyze and rate the 2015 ads.
23-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Brain GPS Experts Available to Talk about Nobel Prize

David Foster, assistant professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and James J. Knierim, professor of neuroscience in the university’s Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, are available for interviews to discuss...
6-Oct-2014 12:45 PM EDT

Walter White’s Crime: He’s A Bad Teacher

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Walter White of “Breaking Bad” sneaks, lies and manipulates – to say nothing of dealing drugs and killing people. But he's also a career criminal in another sense, a Johns Hopkins University professor says: He's a really, really bad teacher.
31-Mar-2014 12:30 PM EDT

In Super Bowl Commercials, Storytelling Counts

They say sex sells, but when it comes to Super Bowl ads, a researcher begs to differ. He says it's all about the storytelling. Shakespeare's kind of storytelling.
31-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

JHU Expert Available to Speak on Sun-Grazing Comet ISON

26-Nov-2013 12:30 PM EST

How Secure Is Personal Data on healthcare.gov? Johns Hopkins Web Security Expert Has Recommendations, Is Available for Interviews

20-Nov-2013 1:25 PM EST

Experts Available on Horse Meat Scandal in Europe

20-Feb-2013 12:20 PM EST

Media Advisory: Asteroid Flyby on Friday, Feb. 15

14-Feb-2013 3:20 PM EST

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