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When There’s an Audience, People’s Performance Improves

Often people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study led by a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist found the opposite: being watched can make people do better.
17-Apr-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Students Devise One-Size-Fits-All Blood-Clotting Tool


Students develop a blood-clotting “super gel” that can be injected through a catheter but is hyper-absorbent enough to then swell with blood, blocking further bleeding.
17-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Records Brain Activity of Free-flying Bats

Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a way to study the brain of a bat as it flies, recording for the first time what happens as a roving animal focuses and refocuses its attention.
10-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Smartphone ‘Scores’ Can Help Doctors Track Severity of Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms


A new smartphone app allows Parkinson's disease patients and their doctors to better track the progression of symptoms, such as tremors and walking difficulties, that can vary dramatically over days, or even hours.
6-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diverse Metals Mix it Up in Novel Nanoparticles

Researchers have learned to combine up to eight different metals in a single tiny, uniformly mixed nanoparticle.
4-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Letter We’ve Seen Millions of Times, Yet Can’t Write

Despite seeing it millions of times in pretty much every picture book, every novel, every newspaper and every email message, people are essentially unaware of the more common version of the lowercase print letter “g.”
3-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

JHU Performs First Laboratory Simulation of Exoplanet Atmospheric Chemistry


Scientists have conducted the first lab experiments on haze formation in simulated exoplanet atmospheres, an important step for understanding upcoming observations of planets outside the solar system with the James Webb Space Telescope.
7-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Science and Health News Tips From Johns Hopkins

These science news tips on everything from intercepting asteroids to learning from past extinctions come from the winter issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine
2-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: JHU Expert Has New Paper on Risk of Arming Teachers

A Johns Hopkins University public safety leadership professor concludes that arming teachers would be risky and ineffective.
2-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST

The Mind of a Medalist:

Athletes who make it to the Olympics have the speed or strength or whatever physical skills it takes to lead the world in their sport. But Johns Hopkins University scientists say (in three videos) that those who ultimately bring home gold have also...
6-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST

MEDIA ADVISORY: Super Bowl Marks the Season’s End, But Concussion Concerns Continue

Engineers hope that soon athletes will have "digital twins" of their heads, baseline representations of skull, vasculature and brain that can help to predict where injuries might occur and diagnose them when they do.
29-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST

MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Race at the Movies’ Expert Available


Mark Christian Thompson, a Johns Hopkins University English professor who last semester taught a course “Race at the Movies,” is available to talk to reporters looking for movie analysis and Oscars/Golden Globes commentary.
22-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST

Media Advisory: Experts Can Discuss Fed Chair Options

Janet Yellen’s term as chair of the Federal Reserve ends in February. Speculation has begun about who the president might choose to be her successor. Johns Hopkins has several experts with extensive media experience to discuss this and any Fed...
19-Oct-2017 7:30 AM EDT

Media Advisory: Catalonia Experts Available


The Catalonia region of Spain is considering becoming independent, a declaration it could make as soon as Monday. Johns Hopkins University has experts available for perspective.
6-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Media Advisory: More Hurricane Experts From Johns Hopkins University

This is an additional list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma
8-Sep-2017 11:20 AM EDT

Media Advisory: How the U.S. Can Sway North Korea


Johns Hopkins University political scientist Steven David has a theory about how the United States might be able to influence the leadership of North Korea. He calls in "omnibalancing."
7-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT

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