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Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, research is the backbone of what we do. From stem cell therapy to epigenetics, from bench to bedside, our researchers are among the best in their field. Research is more than just a job — it’s a passion. This short video series provides a glimpse into the work of some of our researchers. Watch to find out how today’s discoveries are building a better tomorrow. Follow our research journey on social media — and share your thoughts on reaching a better tomorrow — using #TomorrowsDiscoveries. As you will see in these videos, our researchers work every day to better understand diseases and disorders that include stroke, schizophrenia and leukemia. 

Tapping into the Heart’s Strategy – Jennifer Lawton, M.D.

Jennifer Lawton, M.D., and her team study a channel in heart cells that opens when energy is low to protect the heart. With more knowledge of the channel, their hope is to be able to open it with medications to reduce harm to the heart following heart surgery, heart attack or times of stress.

Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy – Lauren Osborne, M.D

Lauren Osborne, M.D., and her lab study the biology behind mental illness during and after pregnancy.

Detecting Prostate Cancer Early – Alan Partin, M.D., Ph.D.

Alan Partin, M.D., Ph.D., and his research group develop and test blood, urine and tissue cells to detect prostate cancer early.

Reconstructive Transplantation – Gerald Brandacher, M.D.

Gerald Brandacher, M.D., and his team are developing strategies to minimize or avoid the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

Watch more videos from our Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow video series.

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