Latest research findings from the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences
The COVID-19 pandemic meant the loss of family gatherings, social outings and, for many of us, physical touch. Neuroscientists Varun Chokshi and Daniel O’Connor explain why physical touch is so important now and in the coming post-pandemic world.
Using dark-field microscopy, a special microscope photography technique, the patterns of specific salt crystallizations in tears can be visualized and preserved forever.
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Myelin, the insulating material surrounding our neurons, is damaged by a variety of so-called “demyelinating diseases,” the most common of which is multiple sclerosis. Researchers are working to find drugs that could allow doctors to rebuild or replace these protective coverings.
Easy to manufacture and update, these new vaccines may be a powerful tool against emerging variants and other infectious diseases.
Cilia are tiny fingerlike protrusions that sweep away debris and mucus. In these 3D images of epithelial cells in a mouse’s trachea, scientist and Johns Hopkins University President’s Frontier Award winner Andrew Holland, and Ph.D. candidate Gina LoMastro, demonstrate how cells build cilia.
Neuroeconomist Daeyeol Lee discusses his new book and the development of artificial intelligence, asking 'Will AI ever surpass human intelligence?'
In a recent study, researchers found that humans are turning i n v i s i b l e.
The first in a series of short essays act as “signposts” to highlight historical research on prior responses to rapidly spreading disease among populations. Exploring the world’s previous experience with epidemics and pandemics, these posts aim to help a general audience learn how past responses offer enduring lessons for the future.
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