Impact

Summer 2018

Averting Deadly Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias linked to sudden cardiac death are very rare, making it difficult to study how they occur—and how they might be prevented. To make it much easier to discover what triggers this deadly disorder Johns Hopkins scientists constructed a powerful new computer model that replicates the biological activity within the heart that precedes sudden cardiac death.

Summer 2018

Shape-Changing Soft Robots

Biochemical engineers at 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 cumbersome wires, batteries, or tethers.

Summer 2018

Trending: Summer 2018

Notable quotes and comments from Johns Hopkins Engineering faculty members.

Winter 2018

Putting the Brakes on Cancer

A team led by Johns Hopkins researchers has discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer cells to break away from a tumor and spread the disease elsewhere in the body.

Winter 2018

Charting the Connectome

In an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work, Carey E. Priebe has joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain.

Winter 2018

A Gilded Future?

Johns Hopkins Engineering researchers are borrowing from the ancient Egyptian tradition of gilding to make fuel cells and other renewable energy technologies cheaper, better, and more sustainable.

Winter 2018

Slowing Ebola’s Spread

Could a tiny protein make the deadly Ebola virus more contagious? The answer appears to be yes.

Winter 2018

Upstarts: For Heartburn…And More

Patients with chronic acid reflux and other esophageal issues run an increased risk
of cancer. But biopsies are cumbersome, with dozens of slices that are frequently inconclusive.