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Finding Pain Relief with a Lower Opioid Dose
Finding Pain Relief with a Lower Opioid Dose
Researchers have found that activating nerve cell receptors along two chemical pathways may improve pain relief when combined with conventional ways to blunt pain using opioid drugs, such as morphine.
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​3D Imaging and Computer Modeling Capture Breast Duct Development
​3D Imaging and Computer Modeling Capture Breast Duct Development
Working with hundreds of time-lapse videos of mouse tissue, biologists and civil engineers partnered to create what is believed to be the first 3D computer model  showing how the tiny tubes that funnel milk through the breasts of mammals form.
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Computer Algorithm Maps Cancer Resistance to Drugs, Therapy
Computer Algorithm Maps Cancer Resistance to Drugs, Therapy
Researchers developed new methods of studying the evolution of treatment resistance in head and neck cancer.
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Image of the Month: Making a Mammary
Image of the Month: Making a Mammary
Using observations from real-life tissues, researchers built a 3D model of a developing breast milk duct. This will help them understand how this process works in healthy cells and how it can be impacted by diseases like breast cancer. 
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Experimental Drug Stops Parkinson’s Disease Progression in Mice
Experimental Drug Stops Parkinson’s Disease Progression in Mice
Researchers say they have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease itself — as well as its symptoms — in mice.
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Finding New Treatment for Liver Cancer
Finding New Treatment for Liver Cancer
Researchers received a $3 million grant to use computational modeling and software to understand biological data, in combination with unique in vitro and animal studies, to better treat liver cancer.
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Medicine's Problem-Solvers
Medicine's Problem-Solvers

When neurosurgeons at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, have a problem they'd like to solve they place their faith in the undergraduate students in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering's Design Team courses.

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Image of the Month: Psychedelic Eye
Image of the Month: Psychedelic Eye
When studying tiny structures like the neurons and proteins in this image, how do researchers know what they are looking at? Fluorescent dyes can help with this -- when added to cell cultures, solutions or entire organs, they illuminate the specific structures researchers are interested in. 
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A Connection between Movement and Touch?
A Connection between Movement and Touch?
Scientists have uncovered a previously overlooked connection between neurons in two distinct areas of the mammalian brain. The findings may provide new insights into the connections between movement and touch.
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Moving Cancer Medicines Forward
Moving Cancer Medicines Forward
From scientific meetings to our own dinner tables, better treatments for cancer are among the most frequently discussed health care topics. Here is how the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is re-imagining drug discovery and development.
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