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Image of the Month
Image of the Month
Images have the power to stir the imagination and convey the beauty and wonder of science. Follow us on Instagram at JHM.Fundamentals. Each week, we feature science images contributed by Johns Hopkins researchers. Johns Hopkins Faculty and staff: Submit your research-related images to Fundamentals@jhmi.edu.
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When There’s an Audience, People’s Performance Improves
When There’s an Audience, People’s Performance Improves
Researchers found that when people know they are being observed, parts of the brain associated with social awareness and reward invigorate a section of the brain that controls motor skills, improving their performance at skilled tasks. 
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Decoding the Brain’s Learning Machine
Decoding the Brain’s Learning Machine
 Researchers have uncovered significant new details about how the cerebellum makes predictions and learns from its mistakes, helping us execute complex motor actions such as accurately shooting a basketball into a net.
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Scientists Develop Method to Tweak Tiny ‘Antenna’ on Cells
Scientists Develop Method to Tweak Tiny ‘Antenna’ on Cells
Researchers have found a fast way to manipulate a cell’s cilia. This may advance scientists’ efforts to  understand not only how the nanosized antennae work, but also how to repair them. 
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Heart Failure: The Alzheimer’s Disease of The Heart?
 Heart Failure: The Alzheimer’s Disease of The Heart?
Similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure. 
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Don’t Forget the 'Epi' in Genetics Research
Don’t Forget the 'Epi' in Genetics Research
Scientist Andrew Feinberg, calls for more integration between two fields of DNA-based research: genetics and epigenetics
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Long Lasting Proteins, Long Lasting Memories
Long Lasting Proteins, Long Lasting Memories
Scientists have discovered proteins within synapses that outlast neighboring proteins by weeks and months. These stable proteins may be part of the molecular machinery that governs long-term memory and learning in all mammals, including humans.
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Faulty Cellular Membrane 'Mix' Linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Faulty Cellular Membrane 'Mix' Linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Working with lab-grown human brain cells, researchers have uncovered a much sought-after connection between one of the most common genetic mutations in Parkinson’s disease and the formation of fatty plaques in the brain.
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Smartphone App to Track Parkinson's Symptoms
Smartphone App to Track Parkinson's Symptoms

Researchers report that the severity of symptoms among Parkinson's patients seen by neurologists aligned closely with those generated by their smartphone app.

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