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Released: 13-Sep-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Team Finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition
Johns Hopkins University

The team developed a simpler and more comfortable brace to treat kids born with clubfoot.

Newswise: Why We Fit A Mini Brain with a Mini Cap
14-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Why We Fit A Mini Brain with a Mini Cap
Johns Hopkins University

It could be the world’s tiniest EEG electrode cap, created to measure activity in a brain model the size of a pen dot. Its designers expect the device to lead to better understanding of neural disorders and how potentially dangerous chemicals affect the brain. This engineering feat, led by Johns Hopkins University researchers and detailed today in Science Advances, expands what researchers can accomplish with organoids, including mini brains—the lab-grown balls of human cells that mimic some of a brain’s structure and functionality.

Newswise: AI Speeds Sepsis Detection to Prevent Hundreds of Deaths
18-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT
AI Speeds Sepsis Detection to Prevent Hundreds of Deaths
Johns Hopkins University

Patients are 20% less likely to die of sepsis because a new AI system developed at Johns Hopkins University catches symptoms hours earlier than traditional methods, an extensive hospital study demonstrates. The system, created by a Johns Hopkins researcher whose young nephew died from sepsis, scours medical records and clinical notes to identify patients at risk of life-threatening complications. The work, which could significantly cut patient mortality from one of the top causes of hospital deaths worldwide, is published today in Nature Medicine and Nature Digital Medicine.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Study: Most Residents Happy Living in Multiracial Neighborhoods
Released: 13-Jul-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Study: Most Residents Happy Living in Multiracial Neighborhoods
Johns Hopkins University

A strong majority of people in Washington, D.C.’s most diverse communities say they’re happy living in mixed neighborhoods.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss the Federal’s Reserve Interest Rate Increase
Released: 16-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss the Federal’s Reserve Interest Rate Increase
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University faculty are available to discuss what the Fed’s three-quarters of a percentage point increase means for consumers, businesses, and the economy.

   
Newswise: Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Juneteenth
Released: 15-Jun-2022 9:40 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Juneteenth
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University faculty are available to discuss topics ranging from the holiday’s historical significance to its impact today.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Astronomers To Discuss New Satellite Galaxy Simulation
Released: 10-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Astronomers To Discuss New Satellite Galaxy Simulation
Johns Hopkins University

With a new simulation that shows how satellite galaxies orbit bigger galaxies like the Milky Way, Johns Hopkins University researchers have reconciled long-dueling visions of what astronomers actually see using telescopes and what theorists have predicted they should see.

Newswise: New Clues About How Hot Jupiters Form
Released: 9-Jun-2022 1:50 PM EDT
New Clues About How Hot Jupiters Form
Johns Hopkins University

Since the first hot Jupiter was discovered in 1995, astronomers have been trying to figure out how the searing-hot exoplanets formed and arrived in their extreme orbits. Johns Hopkins University astronomers have found a way to determine the relative age of hot Jupiters using new measurements from the Gaia spacecraft, which is tracking over a billion stars.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Potential Recession
Released: 31-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Potential Recession
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University faculty are available to discuss why some economists predict a recession is looming.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Students Create Lymphedema Early Detection Sensor
Released: 28-Apr-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Students Create Lymphedema Early Detection Sensor
Johns Hopkins University

A sensor created by Johns Hopkins University graduate students to detect very early-stage lymphedema could spare thousands of patients a year, many women with breast cancer, from the painful, debilitating condition.

   
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Released: 27-Apr-2022 12:15 PM EDT
USAID Administrator Samantha Power Named Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker
Johns Hopkins University

Samantha Power, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will address the Class of 2022 at Johns Hopkins University's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22.

Newswise:Video Embedded hu-created-material-could-lead-to-stronger-lighter-and-safer-helmets-and-vehicles
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Released: 8-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EST
JHU-Created Material Could Lead to Stronger, Lighter and Safer Helmets and Vehicles
Johns Hopkins University

A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers created shock-absorbing material that protects like a metal, but is lighter, stronger, reusable. The new foam-like material could be a game-changer for helmets, body armor, and automobile and aerospace parts.

Released: 12-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
New Cloud-based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All
Johns Hopkins University

Harnessing the power of genomics to find risk factors for major diseases or search for relatives relies on the costly and time-consuming ability to analyze huge numbers of genomes. A team co-led by a Johns Hopkins University computer scientist has leveled the playing field by creating a cloud-based platform that grants genomics researchers easy access to one of the world’s largest genomics databases.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded spiders-web-secrets-unraveled
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Released: 3-Nov-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Spiders’ Web Secrets Unraveled
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University researchers discovered precisely how spiders build webs by using night vision and artificial intelligence to track and record every movement of all eight legs as spiders worked in the dark. Their creation of a web-building playbook or algorithm brings new understanding of how creatures with brains a fraction of the size of a human’s are able to create structures of such elegance, complexity and geometric precision. The findings, now available online, are set to publish in the November issue of Current Biology.

13-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Pioneers Method to Examine How Immunotherapy Changes Tumors
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University engineers are the first to use a non-invasive optical probe to understand the complex changes in tumors after immunotherapy, a treatment that harnesses the immune system to fight cancer. Their method combines detailed mapping of the biochemical composition of tumors with machine learning.

   
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Released: 6-Oct-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Finds Thousands of Unknown Chemicals in E-Cigarettes
Johns Hopkins University

Vaping aerosols contain thousands of unknown chemicals and substances not disclosed by manufacturers, including industrial chemicals and caffeine, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.

Newswise: The Science Behind the Appeal of Pumpkin Spice
Released: 20-Sep-2021 8:30 AM EDT
The Science Behind the Appeal of Pumpkin Spice
Johns Hopkins University

Fall is still days away but at coffee shops and grocery stores, it’s already peak autumn thanks to the arrival of a certain flavor that has come to signal the season’s unofficial start. Everyone knows, it’s pumpkin spice time. But why? Johns Hopkins University perception researchers can say a key to understanding why people love pumpkin spice is the smell of it. Those notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger trigger deeply rooted cozy memories of autumn.

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7-Sep-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Eyeglasses for School Kids Boosts Academic Performance
Johns Hopkins University

Students who received eyeglasses through a school-based program scored higher on reading and math tests, Johns Hopkins researchers from the Wilmer Eye Institute and School of Education found in the largest clinical study of the impact of glasses on education ever conducted in the United States. The students who struggled the most academically showed the greatest improvement.

Newswise: Educated Women Increasingly Likely to Have 1st Baby Before Marriage
1-Sep-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Educated Women Increasingly Likely to Have 1st Baby Before Marriage
Johns Hopkins University

College-educated women are much more likely than ever before to have a first child outside of marriage, a new Johns Hopkins University study finds.

Released: 18-Aug-2021 11:05 AM EDT
School Can be Scary in a Pandemic: Johns Hopkins Team Created App to Help Teachers Know How Kids are Feeling
Johns Hopkins University

Two Johns Hopkins University researchers who study classroom stress and the emotional well-being of students and teachers have released an app that allows teachers to get daily reports about how their students are feeling. Though the tool wasn’t created for the pandemic, it certainly has come in handy over the last year as educators struggle to keep tabs on students, especially if they’re teaching remotely.

Released: 16-Aug-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Blind People Can’t See Color but Understand It the Same Way as Sighted People
Johns Hopkins University

People born blind have never seen that bananas are yellow but Johns Hopkins University researchers find that like any sighted person, they understand two bananas are likely to be the same color and why. Questioning the belief that dates back to philosopher John Locke that people born blind could never truly understand color, the team of cognitive neuroscientists demonstrated that congenitally blind and sighted individuals actually understand it quite similarly.

27-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
New Tool Predicts Sudden Death in Inflammatory Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University scientists have developed a new tool for predicting which patients suffering from a complex inflammatory heart disease are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Published in Science Advances, their method is the first to combine models of patients’ hearts built from multiple images with the power of machine learning.

Released: 12-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Protein Appears to Prevent Tumor Cells from Spreading Via Blood Vessels
Johns Hopkins University

Researchers have identified a specialized protein that appears to help prevent tumor cells from entering the bloodstream and spreading to other parts of the body.


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