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A Johns Hopkins team is defying gravity with genetics experiments aimed for use in outer space.
A promising new drug developed by Johns Hopkins researchers has the potential to transform the treatment of heart failure. But the long road from concept to compound has not been without its bumps and blind alleys.
Fifteen years after a “moral moment” transformed patient safety here, new systems and a change in culture have gone a long way toward eradicating errors.
See how well you do on our multiple-choice quiz, which highlights some of the lighter anecdotes that author Neil A. Grauer included in his book about the contributions Johns Hopkins has made to neurosurgery.
News and notes from and about our graduates.
A "quantum leap" to cure cancer, match madness, back to the future, at the pulse, an economic engine and more.
Biden Time to a Cure
“Immunotherapy has the potential to literally end cancer as we know it,” noted Vice President Joe Biden, who came to campus in late April to speak at the dedication of the $125 million Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Biden, who is leading the Obama administration’s cancer “moonshot,” took time to greet Johns Hopkins medical students during his visit.
Watch a video about the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
“The most exciting areas of science often can’t be seen with the naked eye because the phenomena are too big or too small, too slow or too fast,” note the editors of Popular Science, who teamed up with the National Science Foundation to honor “information made beautiful” with their annual “Vizzie” awards.
This illustration by Jennifer Fairman, a Johns Hopkins faculty member in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, garnered a People’s Choice award in the 2016 Vizzies. Fairman created it at the behest of colleague Jie Xiao, who was studying E. coli bacteria. Xiao’s team had revealed the arrangement of proteins, including one called FtsZ, at the site where an E. coli bacterium divides.
Watch another award-winning entry with Johns Hopkins ties, this one an animation showing how rising ocean temperatures lead to coral bleaching, at www.hopkinsmedicinemagazine.org. Alumnus Fabian de Kok-Mercado is the video’s co-creator.