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Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write

Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can’t write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly.
5-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Holy Agility! Keen Sense of Touch Guides Nimble Bat Flight

Bats fly with breathtaking precision because their wings are equipped with highly sensitive touch sensors, cells that respond to even slight changes in airflow, researchers demonstrated.
27-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Tiny Lab Devices Could Attack Huge Problem of Drug-Resistant Infections

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A Johns Hopkins engineer, supported by a major NIH grant, is leading a multi-institution team that wants to keep bacterial infections from dodging the dwindling arsenal of drugs that destroy the deadly microbes.
23-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Chia-Ling Chien Awarded 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal

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Chia-Ling Chien, a condensed matter physicist at the Johns Hopkins University, has received the prestigious 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal from the Commission on Magnetism within the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
20-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Element of Surprise Helps Babies Learn

Infants have innate knowledge about the world and learn best when their expectations are defied.
1-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Prestigious White House Award Cites JHU Professor’s Mentoring Skills

J. Tilak Ratnanather, an expert in brain mapping and a champion of people with hearing loss, is a recipient of the Presidential Award of Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
1-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Researchers Partner with Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore to Probe Mercury Levels in Dolphins

Johns Hopkins environmental scientists are collaborating with researchers from Dolphin Island at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, to learn more about how and where mercury accumulates in the bodies of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.
1-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

How A Little Inflation Could Lead to a Lot More Jobs

The Federal Reserve could help create even more jobs by keeping interest rates near zero and tolerating a little inflation, an economist argues.
25-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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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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