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Johns Hopkins Team Wins NIH Design Competition With Spinal Surgery Aid

August 20, 2014

A team of Biomedical Engineering undergraduate students from Johns Hopkins recently won the 2014 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge for developing a device that aims to help surgeons safely and accurately place screws during spinal fusion procedures and surgeries for spinal abnormalities. The AccuSpine pedicle probe was designed by eight undergraduates: Clay Andrews, […]

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Researchers Find Security Vulnerabilities in X-ray Scanners Used in U.S. airports

August 20, 2014

A team of computer scientists, including one from the Whiting School of Engineering, has discovered several security vulnerabilities in the full-body X-ray scanners used at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. The team members conducted the first independent security evaluation of the Rapiscan Secure 1000 full-body scanner, which was widely deployed at U.S. airport security […]

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Hear This: Undergrad-Developed App Provides Training for Cochlear Implant Users

August 12, 2014

Cochlear implants—small, surgically implanted electronic devices that enable someone who is deaf or severely hard of hearing to hear—are used by more the 325,000 people worldwide. While the devices don’t restore normal hearing, they provide a useful representation of sounds, making it possible to understand speech. Many people, however, face challenges learning to use cochlear […]

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Hack-Proof: Hopkins at the Forefront of Push to Make Computers Secure

August 8, 2014

Johns Hopkins and four other schools have won a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Center for Encrypted Functionalities, through which researchers will devise encryption methods to mask from outside observers the inner workings of computer programs. The technique is called obfuscation. The five-year project that starts immediately is a […]

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BME Student Wins Top Prize in Google Global App Building Contest

August 4, 2014

Phani Gaddipati, a junior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has won the top prize in a global app-building contest sponsored by Google for an app that allows users to create virtual flashcards. Gaddipati’s creation, called Stacks Flashcards, bested hundreds of apps submitted by hundreds of students from 90 countries. Gaddipati won a trip to San […]

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