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RELEASED: 03/07/23RELEASED: 02/02/23New Study Affirms Link Between Sickle Cell Disease and Risk of Increased Mortality in Pregnant PeopleRELEASED: 01/31/23Five Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of ScienceRELEASED: 01/26/23Johns Hopkins Physicians and Engineers Search for AI Program That Accurately Predicts Risk of ‘ICU Delirium’Machine learning model they designed shown to work in some ICU patients
RELEASED: 12/22/22When Grandpa Can’t Hear Words at a Noisy Holiday Gathering, Too Many Brain Cells May Be Firing at Once, Say ResearchersStudy of hearing in old and young mice suggests the brain might be trained to filter out background soundRELEASED: 12/22/22Found! Lost Puzzle Piece Involved in Gene Regulation Revealed in Search That Began in Water-Loving, One-Celled OrganismRELEASED: 12/12/22RELEASED: 12/08/22How Does a Cell Move? ‘Pull the Plug’ on the Electrical Charge on the Inner Side of Its Membrane, Say ScientistsRELEASED: 10/06/22Researchers Find Link Between Immune Cells’ Closest Neighbors and Survival Time in Patients with Pancreatic CancerRELEASED: 08/18/22RELEASED: 08/08/22RELEASED: 06/02/22Study in mice shows that the BASP1 connector molecule may also underlie gender differences in cocaine’s effectsRELEASED: 05/12/22RELEASED: 04/21/22Findings in mice have potential to advance treatment of some brain injuries and illnessesRELEASED: 03/16/22Surprise Findings Suggest Mosquito Odor Sensors Are Sensitive to Molecular Regulation to Avoid Insect RepellantsRELEASED: 03/08/22
RELEASED: 12/20/21RELEASED: 11/18/21RELEASED: 11/15/21Mouse Cell Studies Show That Correcting DNA Disorganization Could Aid Diagnosis and Treatment of Rare Inherited DiseasesRELEASED: 10/18/21RELEASED: 10/01/21Expert Pitch: Namandjé Bumpus available for Interviews on Merck Antiviral Pill for Preventing Severe Covid-19RELEASED: 09/09/21RELEASED: 09/08/21RELEASED: 09/01/21RELEASED: 08/25/21RELEASED: 08/25/21RELEASED: 07/29/21RELEASED: 07/01/21Cynthia Wolberger Named Director of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Department of Biophysics and Biophysical ChemistryRELEASED: 06/21/21RELEASED: 06/17/21Study Adds to Evidence That Most Cancer Cells Grown in a Dish Have Little in Common Genetically with Cancer Cells in PeopleRELEASED: 06/09/21Research Story Tip: Researchers ID Anti-Inflammatory Proteins as Therapy Targets for Nasal and Sinus ProblemRELEASED: 05/14/21Fruit Flies and Mosquitos Are ‘Brainier’ Than Most People Suspect, Say Scientists Who Counted the Bugs’ Brain CellsFindings provide baseline number of brain cells likely needed for complex behaviorsRELEASED: 04/20/21Field of mathematics devoted to how information is measured, stored and transmitted uncovers possible key gene that spurs common childhood leukemiaRELEASED: 04/13/21RELEASED: 03/30/21Findings from Johns Hopkins Medicine study have potential implications for understanding cancer cell spreadRELEASED: 03/10/21RELEASED: 02/24/21RELEASED: 02/12/21Study in Newborn Mice Suggests Sounds Influence the Developing Brain Earlier than Previously ThoughtRELEASED: 02/09/21RELEASED: 02/04/21Top Pharmacologist Offers Plan to Solve Lingering Disparities in Designing Medicines That Work for AllRELEASED: 01/21/21RELEASED: 01/19/21RELEASED: 01/19/21CRISPR technology shown to ‘dial down’ gene activity in bacteriaRELEASED: 01/05/21
RELEASED: 12/15/20RELEASED: 12/01/20RELEASED: 11/24/20RELEASED: 11/10/20RELEASED: 11/10/20RELEASED: 10/27/20Research Story Tip: Common Mutation in Parkinson’s Disease Increases Cell Calcium, May Cause Brain Cell DeathRELEASED: 10/20/20RELEASED: 10/07/20Study may advance genetic therapies for blindness and other injuries to the central nervous systemRELEASED: 10/06/20RELEASED: 09/29/20Research Story Tip: No Bones About It: Wild Gorillas Don’t Develop Osteoporosis Like Their Human CousinsRELEASED: 09/22/20RELEASED: 09/09/20Scientists Identify New Way to Target Some Rapidly Dividing Cancer Cells, Leaving Healthy Cells UnharmedRELEASED: 08/26/20RELEASED: 08/18/20RELEASED: 08/18/20RELEASED: 08/11/20RELEASED: 08/04/20Research Story Tip: Cells under Stress Get Into Molecular ‘Traffic Jams,’ Triggering a Suicide PathwayRELEASED: 07/07/20RELEASED: 06/16/20RELEASED: 06/04/20Research Story Tip: Something in the Water: Environmental Pollutant May Be More Hazardous Than Previously Thought
RELEASED: 07/23/19RELEASED: 04/11/19RELEASED: 04/10/19Experiments show new therapy slows blood vessel leakage associated with diabetic macular edema and macular degenerationRELEASED: 03/27/19RELEASED: 03/27/19The glow could someday help us use cancer drugs more efficiently.RELEASED: 01/31/19The following are brief summaries on basic science news from scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
RELEASED: 11/15/18New center aims to improve heart rhythm disordersRELEASED: 09/20/18Scientists say they have found preliminary evidence of an evolutionary link between the social behaviors of octopuses and humansRELEASED: 08/23/18IBBS has appointed structural biologist James Berger, Ph.D., to direct the Johns Hopkins instituteRELEASED: 02/08/18Johns Hopkins researchers report they have developed two new endoscopic probes that significantly sharpen the technology’s imaging...RELEASED: 01/24/18Research focuses on an enzyme found in cells, called telomerase, which lengthens repetitive bits of DNA at the end of chromosomes
Professorships for Basic Science
Two basic science faculty members were recently honored with professorships:
Deborah Andrew was installed as the Bayard Halsted Professor in the Department of Cell Biology.
Cynthia Wolberger received the Brown Advisory Colleagues Professorship in Scientific Innovation.
Developmental Biology Accolades
Developmental biologist Deborah Andrew won this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Developmental Biology and the George W. Beadle Award from the Genetics Society of America for contributions to student education, faculty development and service to the Drosophila research community. Andrew studies how “tube” organs (salivary glands, trachea) form in a fruit fly, which may give insights to human development and disease.
McKnight Pecot Fellows
Congratulations to Johns Hopkins University student Xiomara McDonald and cell biologist Shigeki Watanabe, who are among five teams participating in the McKnight Pecot Fellows award program. In Watanabe's lab, Xiomara will be using electron microscopy to study how Parkinson's disease mutations affect signals passing between neurons.
Among new grants announced by the European Research Council, scientist Rachel Green, director of the department of molecular biology and genetics, will be working with scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory & the Technical University of Berlin to understand the roles of ribosomes in protein synthesis & signaling. Green and colleagues Jan Kosinski, Julia Mahamid & Juri Rappsilber will create an in-cell map of ribosomes & new methods for next-generation, in-cell structural bio.