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Eliminating Eye Drops

Eliminating Eye Drops

When it comes to applying medication into our eyes, the struggle is real – we miss the target and sometimes even scratch our eyes.  Peter McDonnell’s team aims to solve this problem by developing a better delivery method. Learn More
Blocking Rogue Genes

Blocking Rogue Genes

Philip Cole discusses how his research group is synthesizing new molecules that can block the action of disease-causing genes. Their research can help in developing new cancer treatments.

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Ubiquitin Signals

Ubiquitin Signals

Cynthia Wolberger’s team studies how a protein called ubiquitin switches genes on and off or notifies the cell about DNA damage.  Studying this protein might help scientists to develop new drugs for certain types of cancer that currently have no effective treatment.

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The Importance of Platelets

The Importance of Platelets

Kelly Metcalf Pate studies how platelets in the blood team together to stop bleeding and fight infection. Her team is studying whether a low platelet number impairs the body’s ability to defend itself from HIV.

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Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Every cell in our body contains the instructions necessary to generate all of our tissues and organs. Here, Luis Garza explains how regenerative medicine can leverage this information to rebuild organs in adults.

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 Using Stem Cells to Treat Blood Disorders

Using Stem Cells to Treat Blood Disorders

Elias Zambidis cares for children suffering from leukemia and other blood disorders. His laboratory studies human stem cells, which may one day be used to treat not only blood disorders, but also heart disease, vascular disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

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Gene Organization

Gene Organization

Ever wonder how does the same genome produces different kinds of cells? Karen Reddy explains how gene organization shapes the development of different cells and how investigating this storage system can help us understand disease.
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2016 Research Highlights from Johns Hopkins Medicine

2016 Research Highlights from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientific discovery is the engine that drives patient care and cures at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Here are 5 highlights from this year's discoveries. From fighting Zika virus to understanding the effects of cocaine, Johns Hopkins researchers are fulfilling the promise of medicine.

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The Path from Dysfunctional Cells to Disease

The Path from Dysfunctional Cells to Disease

In order to understand how to better treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ALS, Rong Li and her team investigate how cells consolidate their damaged proteins to prevent them from spreading freely.

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