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Novel Controller Allows Video Gamer Who Lacks Hands to Compete with His Feet

Engineering graduate students, one of whom lost his hands to meningitis, design and build a foot-activated video game controller.
23-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Students Design Ebola Protection Suit Improvements

Johns Hopkins University engineering students working to develop a better suit to protect health care workers in Ebola outbreaks have developed prototypes for a more comfortable hood and face mask that make breathing easier, and for a...
22-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Woman with Amnesia Defies Conventional Wisdom About Memory

She no longer recognizes a Van Gogh, but can tell you how to prepare a watercolor palette. The sharp contrasts in an amnesia patient’s memory profile suggest conventional wisdom about how the brain stores knowledge is incorrect.
22-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Did Gravitational Wave Detector Find Dark Matter?

When an observatory detected black holes colliding in deep space, scientists celebrated confirmation of Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves. One team wondered if the experiment had also found the dark matter that makes up most of the...
15-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Simple Numbers Game Seems to Make Kids Better at Math

Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game.
15-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Team Makes Hobby Drones Crash to Expose Design Flaws

New research raises concerns about how easily hackers could take control of flying drones and land or, more drastically, crash them.
8-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find What Could Be Brain’s Trigger for Binge Behavior

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Rats that responded to cues for sugar with the speed and excitement of binge-eaters were less motivated for the treat when certain neurons were suppressed, researchers discovered.
31-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Students Design Prosthetic Foot for High Heels

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After losing a leg to injury or disease, women adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb face the same challenges as men, with perhaps one added complication: how to wear high-heels? Students have developed an early version of a potential solution.
25-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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In the Face Of Continuing Legal Challenges and the Impending November Elections, What Does The Future Hold For Obamacare?

Attorney Daniel E. Dawes, author of the new book, 150 Years of ObamaCare (May 15, 2016, from Johns Hopkins University Press), is available to offer an authoritative, behind-the-scenes account of the passing of ObamaCare–the greatest and most...
18-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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

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