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BME’s Jeffrey Siewerdsen on New Guidance System That Could Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery

March 27, 2014

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a computerized process that could make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room. In a report published recently in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology, the researchers say initial testing of the algorithm shows that their image-based guidance system is potentially […]

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When the Flu Bug Bites the Big Apple, Twitter Posts Can Tell the Tale

March 18, 2014

When Twitter recently unveiled a new grant program that will allow outside researchers to mine its stockpile of tweets, the social media site pointed to Johns Hopkins’ flu tracking as one example of the useful data that may be buried in its short online posts. In recent years, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that tweets […]

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No “Drunken Walks” for Cancer Cells in 3D

March 11, 2014

Because of results seen in flat lab dishes, biologists have believed that cancers cells move through the body in a slow, aimless fashion, resembling an intoxicated person who cannot walk three steps in a straight line. This pattern, called a random walk, may hold true for cells traveling across two-dimensional lab containers, but Johns Hopkins […]

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Team of JHU Undergrads Compete for $10 Million Tricorder Prize

March 10, 2014

Video: JHU Students Develop Self-Diagnosis Device, Fox 45 News             Last year, 15 Johns Hopkins undergraduates got together to form Aezon Health, a collection of student engineers with “a new perspective on health.” The students have their eyes on the prestigious Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE (and the whopping $10 million prize that […]

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Saria and Van Durme of Computer Science Honored With Google Faculty Research Awards

March 7, 2014

Suchi Saria and Benjamin Van Durme, both faculty members in the Department of ComputerScience, have received Google Faculty Research Awards. Saria is an assistant professor and Van Durme is an assistant research professor. Google’s Faculty Research Award program provides world-class, full-time faculty members at top universities around the world with support for cutting-edge research in […]

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