Impact

Winter 2022

Targeting the Mechanisms of Metastasis

By launching AbMeta Therapeutics, a startup aimed at developing anti-metastatic therapies based on engineered antibodies, Denis Wirtz has served as a real-life example of the high value that Johns Hopkins places on entrepreneurship.

Winter 2022

3 Questions: Carsten Prasse

Johns Hopkins environmental engineer Carsten Prasse discusses a new approach to assessing water quality with the potential to aid the creation of engineering and policy approaches that are tailored toward individual water systems.

Winter 2022

Upstarts: A Better Alert for Fetal Distress

Johns Hopkins researchers are collaborating to design an ultrasonic, photoacoustic endovaginal imaging device that monitors the fetal brain during labor and can more accurately predict serious fetal distress.

Winter 2022

Upstarts: More Accuracy in Diagnosing Epilepsy

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering professor Sri Sarma and neurologist Khalil Husari have developed an EEG analytics algorithm that uses at-rest data to build a “heat map” of a patient’s brain activity that a doctor can then quickly and definitively interpret.

Winter 2022

Upstarts: Lower-Cost Cataract Removal

A team of researchers is developing a low-cost hand-held device for cataract surgery that allows for fragmentation and removal of all grades of cataracts through a very small incision, giving patients in all settings access to optimal surgical outcomes.

Winter 2022

Tech Tools: Less Costly Couriers

A new particle assembly technology created by Johns Hopkins engineers in partnership with experts from a biotechnology company is making it easier and more cost-efficient to produce viral vectors: engineered viruses that have been used to modify therapeutic cells to treat congenital and acquired diseases.

Summer 2021

Toward More Accurate Diagnostic Testing

Molecular imaging procedures—which are noninvasive and painless—are being used to diagnose and manage the treatment of COVID-19, cancer, heart disease, and other serious health conditions.

Summer 2021

How Massive Glaciers Melt

New research promises to enable more accurate ice flow predictions, helping scientists better forecast how melting glaciers will contribute to rising sea levels.