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Released: 12-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT
JHU Robotic System Remotely Controls Ventilators In COVID-19 Patient Rooms
Johns Hopkins University

A new robotic system allows medical staff to remotely operate ventilators and other bedside machines from outside intensive care rooms of patients suffering from infectious diseases.

Newswise: Study: Dying Stars Breathe Life Into Earth
6-Jul-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Study: Dying Stars Breathe Life Into Earth
Johns Hopkins University

As dying stars take their final few breaths of life, they gently sprinkle their ashes into the cosmos through the magnificent planetary nebulae. These ashes, spread via stellar winds, are enriched with many different chemical elements, including carbon. Findings from a study published today in Nature Astronomy show that the final breaths of these dying stars, called white dwarfs, shed light on carbon’s origin in the Milky Way.

Newswise: New Seminar Series Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy
Released: 24-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
New Seminar Series Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy
Johns Hopkins University

A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump’s election.

Newswise: Juicy Genomics
15-Jun-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Juicy Genomics
Johns Hopkins University

When Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner Kendrick Lamar rapped “I got millions, I got riches buildin’ in my DNA,” he almost certainly wasn’t talking about the humble tomato. But a new study unveiling more than 230,000 DNA differences across 100 tomato varieties which will allow breeders and scientists to engineer larger, juicier, more profitable plants, proves that tomatoes indeed have riches buildin’ in their DNA, too.

Newswise:Video Embedded jitterbug-roaches-and-robots-shake-it-to-transition-between-movements-in-tricky-terrain
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10-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Jitterbug: Roaches and Robots Shake It to Transition Between Movements in Tricky Terrain
Johns Hopkins University

By chasing cockroaches through an obstacle course and studying their movements, the Johns Hopkins engineers that brought you the cockroach robot and the snake robot discovered that animals’ movement transitions corresponded to overcoming potential energy barriers and that they can jitter around to traverse obstacles in complex terrain.

Newswise:Video Embedded cash-me-outside-transfers-to-the-poor-linked-to-eco-benefits
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9-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Cash Me Outside: Transfers to the Poor Linked to Eco-Benefits
Johns Hopkins University

In a new study, researchers recently discovered that Indonesia’s national anti-poverty program reduced deforestation by about 30%.

Newswise: Looking Up to the Stars Can Reveal What’s Deep Below
9-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Looking Up to the Stars Can Reveal What’s Deep Below
Johns Hopkins University

Using a new technique originally designed to explore the cosmos, scientists have unveiled structures deep inside the Earth, paving the way towards a new map revealing what Earth’s interior looks like.

Released: 18-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Researchers to Use Machine Learning to Predict Heart Damage in COVID-19 Victims
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins researchers recently received a $195,000 Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation to, using machine learning, identify which COVID-19 patients are at risk of adverse cardiac events such as heart failure, sustained abnormal heartbeats, heart attacks, cardiogenic shock and death.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins: What We Can’t See Can Help Us Find Things
Released: 12-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins: What We Can’t See Can Help Us Find Things
Johns Hopkins University

Anyone who’s ever tried to find something in a hurry knows how helpful it is to think about the lost item’s color, size and shape. But surprisingly, traits of an object that you can’t see also come into play during a search, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.

Newswise: Life on the Rocks Helps Scientists Understand How to Survive in Extreme Environments
4-May-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Life on the Rocks Helps Scientists Understand How to Survive in Extreme Environments
Johns Hopkins University

By studying how the tiniest organisms in the Atacama Desert of Chile, one of the driest places on Earth, extract water from rocks, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, University of California, Irvine, and U.C. Riverside revealed how, against all odds, life can exist in extreme environments.

Newswise: Under Pressure: New Bioinspired Material Can ‘Shapeshift’ to External Forces
Released: 17-Apr-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Under Pressure: New Bioinspired Material Can ‘Shapeshift’ to External Forces
Johns Hopkins University

Inspired by how human bone and colorful coral reefs adjust mineral deposits in response to their surrounding environments, Johns Hopkins researchers have created a self-adapting material that can change its stiffness in response to the applied force. This advancement can someday open the doors for materials that can self-reinforce to prepare for increased force or stop further damage.

Released: 17-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Lighting the Way to Safer Heart Procedures
Johns Hopkins University

In the first study of its kind, Johns Hopkins researchers provide evidence that an alternative imaging technique could someday replace current methods that require potentially harmful radiation.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Johns Hopkins University

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a profound impact on the movement of Americans – indicating social distancing recommendations are having an effect.

Newswise: Sulfur ‘Spices’ Alien Atmospheres
Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Sulfur ‘Spices’ Alien Atmospheres
Johns Hopkins University

They say variety is the spice of life, and now new discoveries from Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that a certain elemental ‘variety’—sulfur—is indeed a ‘spice’ that can perhaps point to signs of life.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Engineers Developing 3D-printed Ventilator Splitter
Released: 2-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Engineers Developing 3D-printed Ventilator Splitter
Johns Hopkins University

In response to a pressing need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team led by Johns Hopkins University engineers is developing and prototyping a 3D-printed splitter that will allow a single ventilator to treat multiple patients. Though medical professionals have expressed concerns about the safety and effectiveness of sharing ventilators, the team has designed this tool to address those concerns.

Newswise: More Pavement, More Problems
Released: 5-Mar-2020 10:00 AM EST
More Pavement, More Problems
Johns Hopkins University

Think your daily coffee, boutique gym membership and airport lounge access cost a lot? There may be an additional, hidden cost to those luxuries of urban living, says a new Johns Hopkins University study: more flooding. For every percentage point increase in roads, parking lots and other impervious surfaces that prevent water from flowing into the ground, annual floods increase on average by 3.3%, the researchers found.

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Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EST
Little Tissue, Big Mission: Beating Heart Tissues to Ride Aboard The ISS
Johns Hopkins University

Launching no earlier than March 6 at 11:50 PM EST, the Johns Hopkins University will send heart muscle tissues, contained in a specially-designed tissue chip the size of a small cellphone, up to the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS) for one month of observation.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Democratic Campaign for President, Super Tuesday
Released: 3-Mar-2020 3:55 PM EST
Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Democratic Campaign for President, Super Tuesday
Johns Hopkins University

Two political science professors are available to discuss the Democratic primary contest as voters in 14 Super Tuesday states cast ballots that could either settle which candidate emerges as the favorite to win the nomination or signal a protracted party battle.

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12-Feb-2020 2:35 PM EST
Slithering Snakes on a 2-D Plane
Johns Hopkins University

Snakes live in diverse environments ranging from unbearably hot deserts to lush tropical forests, where they slither up trees, rocks and shrubbery every day. By studying how these serpents move, Johns Hopkins engineers have created a snake robot that can nimbly and stably climb large steps.

Newswise: Researchers explore role of antibiotic resistance in pandemic risk
Released: 13-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST
Researchers explore role of antibiotic resistance in pandemic risk
Johns Hopkins University

Researchers investigating the drug prescription response to a “superbug” enzyme that renders bacteria resistant to antibiotics are available to discuss why such resistance is posing a growing risk during pandemics such as the current coronavirus.

Newswise: What’s in Your Water?
Released: 28-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
What’s in Your Water?
Johns Hopkins University

Mixing drinking water with chlorine, the United States’ most common method of disinfecting drinking water, creates previously unidentified toxic byproducts, says  Carsten Prasse from Johns Hopkins University and his collaborators from the University of California, Berkeley and Switzerland.

Newswise: Report Builds Framework For Journalists to Examine ‘Digital Political Ethics’ For Online Campaign Ads
Released: 8-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST
Report Builds Framework For Journalists to Examine ‘Digital Political Ethics’ For Online Campaign Ads
Johns Hopkins University

Online political advertising is not regulated by the federal government the way television ads are. What standards can journalists use when examining social media campaigning? Johns Hopkins and three other universities have developed a set of 12 recommendations based around 4 ethical principles that reporters can use when judging online campaign strategies.

Newswise: New Space Image Reveals a Cosmic 'Candy Cane'
Released: 18-Dec-2019 1:00 PM EST
New Space Image Reveals a Cosmic 'Candy Cane'
Johns Hopkins University

Deep in our Milky Way galaxy’s center, a candy cane emerges as the centerpiece of a new, colorful composite image from a NASA camera, just in time for the holidays.

Newswise: New Ultra-Miniaturized Scope Less Invasive, Produces Higher Quality Images
6-Dec-2019 8:50 AM EST
New Ultra-Miniaturized Scope Less Invasive, Produces Higher Quality Images
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new lens-free ultra-miniaturized endoscope, the size of a few human hairs in width, that is less bulky and can produce higher quality images.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Researchers Discover Superconducting Material That Could Someday Power Quantum Computer
7-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Researchers Discover Superconducting Material That Could Someday Power Quantum Computer
Johns Hopkins University

Quantum computers with the ability to perform complex calculations, encrypt data more securely and more quickly predict the spread of viruses, may be within closer reach thanks to a new discovery by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Newswise:Video Embedded don-t-miss-a-beat-computer-simulations-may-treat-most-common-heart-rhythm-disorder
VIDEO
16-Aug-2019 1:45 PM EDT
Don’t Miss a Beat: Computer Simulations May Treat Most Common Heart Rhythm Disorder
Johns Hopkins University

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully created personalized digital replicas of the upper chambers of the heart and used them to guide the precise treatment of patients suffering from persistent irregular heartbeats. These simulations accurately identified where clinicians need to destroy tissue to restore the heart’s normal rhythm.

Released: 7-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Dark Matter May Be Older Than The Big Bang, Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins University

Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe’s mass, is one of the most elusive mysteries in modern physics. What exactly it is and how it came to be is a mystery, but a new Johns Hopkins University study now suggests that dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang.

5-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT
A Rocky Relationship: 2.5 Billion Years of Earth’s Continents Breaking Up and Getting Back Together
Johns Hopkins University

A new study of rocks that formed billions of years ago lends fresh insight into how Earth’s plate tectonics, or the movement of large pieces of Earth’s outer shell, evolved over the planet’s 4.56-billion-year history.

Released: 5-Aug-2019 9:50 AM EDT
JHU Study Explains How Some Older Brains Decline Before People Realize It
Johns Hopkins University

Some older adults without noticeable cognitive problems have a harder time than younger people in separating irrelevant information from what they need to know at a given time, and a new Johns Hopkins University study could explain why.

Newswise:Video Embedded cancer-tissue-freezing-approach-may-help-more-breast-cancer-patients-in-lower-income-countries
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Released: 15-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Cancer Tissue-Freezing Approach May Help More Breast Cancer Patients in Lower Income Countries
Johns Hopkins University

A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon.

Released: 26-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
A Snapshot in Time: Study Captures Fleeting Cell Differences That Can Alter Disease Risk
Johns Hopkins University

In cinema and science fiction, one small change in the past can have major, sometimes life-changing effects in the future. Using a series of snapshots, researchers recently captured such so-called “butterfly effects” in heart muscle cell development, and say this new view into the sequence of gene expression activity may lead to better understanding disease risk.


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