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Science and Health News Tips from Johns Hopkins

These news tips, from stories in the fall 2017 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine, include an engineer/fisherman's idea for a "smart" lure and the need for a really high SPF sunscreen for a new solar probe.
21-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

DNA Triggers Shape-Shifting in Hydrogels, Opening a New Way to Make ‘Soft Robots’

Biochemical engineers at the Johns Hopkins University have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape-changing in water-based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce “soft” robots and “smart” medical devices that do not rely on...
18-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Materials Scientists Probe a Protein’s Role in Speeding Ebola’s Spread

Scientists have pinpointed how a tiny protein seems to make the deadly Ebola virus particularly contagious.
21-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mapping the Brain, Neuron by Neuron

A mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.
10-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pilot Program Will Test Novel Approach to Teaching Science

Scientists know children with strong spatial thinking skills have an edge in STEM disciplines, but skills are not part of working elementary curricula. Researchers will now develop and test such a program.
19-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Method Determines Cell Age More Accurately, Could Help Elderly Patients

Researchers are reporting progress in developing a method to accurately determine the functional age of cells, a step that could eventually help clinicians recommend ways to delay some health effects of aging and potentially improve treatments.
11-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Super-Strong Metal for Next Tech Frontier

Engineers have developed a strong, durable new material to help shape advanced MEMS sensors needed for the internet of things.
28-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can You Hear Me Now?

When trying to be heard, humans and animals raise their voices. It’s a split-second feat, from ear to brain to vocalization. Now we know just how fast it happens in bats: 30 milliseconds, a tenth of the time it takes to blink an eye.
6-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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

MEDIA ADVISORY:Third Hurricane Harvey Experts List from Johns Hopkins University

This is a third list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with the onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
30-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT

MEDIA ADVISORY: More Hurricane Harvey Experts from Johns Hopkins University

This is a second list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with the onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
29-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Media Advisory: Hurricane Harvey Experts From Johns Hopkins University

A list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on various issues associated with the formation, onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
28-Aug-2017 3:20 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Experts Can Discuss Race, Political Movements, Inequality

17-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Media Advisory: How a ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors’ Game Led to Charlottesville

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Johns Hopkins historian N.D.B. Connolly says last weekend’s white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, has made it clear that “generic solutions” to this county’s racial problem do not work. For too long, he says,...
15-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Media Advisory: Theory for Trump’s Frenetic First Days

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JHU expert looks at what may be behind the flurry of executive orders during President Trump’s first days in office.
1-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

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