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MechE students design prosthetic foot for high heels

May 26, 2016

A Mechanical Engineering Senior Design team has created a prototype for a prosthetic foot that can be worn with high heels. Working with a JHU physician and with prosthetics experts, their prosthetic, “Prominence,” would be the first prosthetic foot on the market that is not custom made and that adapts to heels up to four inches high. Some […]

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Social media conspiracy theories could undermine efforts to combat Zika virus, experts caution

May 25, 2016

Social media users who share conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims about the Zika virus may undermine upcoming efforts to keep the disease from spreading, according to a study published online today by the journal Vaccine. The researchers behind the study—from Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and the University of Georgia—say the misinformation they detected […]

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DOGEE Design Team Wins CWEA Design Challenge

May 23, 2016

A senior design team in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, named Stormtroopers, has won a design challenge sponsored by the Chesapeake Water Environmental Association to design a plan to limit polluting stormwater from running off Fort Meade’s property and into nearby waterways. The team won first place in the CWEA Student Design Competition, […]

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Robots fly, swim, fetch, and drive in Johns Hopkins student project demos

May 12, 2016

It took a couple tries. At one point the robotic helicopter accelerated upwards, hitting the top of the net, then crashed abruptly to the floor. But later during the robotics demonstration at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger Hall, the small quadcopter successfully hovered over its target landing pad and settled safely. “If you never crash a […]

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Personalized virtual heart can predict the risk of sudden cardiac death

May 10, 2016

When electrical waves in the heart run amok, the results can be deadly. Current treatment for the condition, called arrhythmia, includes implanting a small defibrillator which senses the onset of arrhythmia and jolts the heart back to a normal rhythm. But a thorny question remains: How should doctors decide which patients truly need an invasive, […]

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Johns Hopkins student team designs device to treat chronic sinus inflammation

May 5, 2016

A device to treat persistent and reoccurring sinus infections took the top award in the first-ever Student Healthcare Design Competition, which was held on Johns Hopkins University’s East Baltimore campus on Tuesday and sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Unlike other business plan competitions at Johns Hopkins, the Student Healthcare […]

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Washington Post: Robots are doing animal surgery all on their own. Will they soon be operating on you?

May 5, 2016

The Washington Post reported on a study published May 4 in Science Translational Medicine, in which a team of scientists that included WSE computer scientist Simon Leonard announced the first successful, totally robotic soft-tissue surgery in pigs. By some measures, they say that their robot surgeon actually outperformed human doctors. Leonard is an assistant research professor in the […]

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