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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.
17-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
12-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Scientists Win Grant for Machine Translation of Rarer Languages

A team of computer scientists has won a $10.7 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create an information retrieval and translation system for languages that are not widely used.
9-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

JHU Undergrads’ ‘Nasal Relief’ is Finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

A Johns Hopkins student team that wants to help people breathe easier has scored a coveted finalist spot in the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition. The students devised a simple, discreet device to open obstructed nostrils, a common problem that...
28-Sep-2017 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Science and Health News Tips from Johns Hopkins

These news tips, from stories in the fall 2017 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine, include an engineer/fisherman's idea for a "smart" lure and the need for a really high SPF sunscreen for a new solar probe.
21-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

DNA Triggers Shape-Shifting in Hydrogels, Opening a New Way to Make ‘Soft Robots’

Biochemical engineers at the Johns Hopkins University have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape-changing in water-based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce “soft” robots and “smart” medical devices that do not rely on...
18-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Materials Scientists Probe a Protein’s Role in Speeding Ebola’s Spread

Scientists have pinpointed how a tiny protein seems to make the deadly Ebola virus particularly contagious.
21-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mapping the Brain, Neuron by Neuron

A 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.
10-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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...
19-Oct-2017 7:30 AM EDT

Media Advisory: Catalonia Experts Available

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The Catalonia region of Spain is considering becoming independent, a declaration it could make as soon as Monday. Johns Hopkins University has experts available for perspective.
6-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Media Advisory: More Hurricane Experts From Johns Hopkins University

This is an additional list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma
8-Sep-2017 11:20 AM EDT

Media Advisory: How the U.S. Can Sway North Korea

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Johns Hopkins University political scientist Steven David has a theory about how the United States might be able to influence the leadership of North Korea. He calls in "omnibalancing."
7-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT

MEDIA ADVISORY:Third Hurricane Harvey Experts List from Johns Hopkins University

This is a third list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with the onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
30-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT

MEDIA ADVISORY: More Hurricane Harvey Experts from Johns Hopkins University

This is a second list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with the onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
29-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Media Advisory: Hurricane Harvey Experts From Johns Hopkins University

A list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on various issues associated with the formation, onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
28-Aug-2017 3:20 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Experts Can Discuss Race, Political Movements, Inequality

17-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT

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