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Fancy footwear lets amputees get their game on

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When Gyorgy (George) Levay lost both hands to a meningitis infection five years ago, many people might have assumed that his gaming days were over. That's far from being the case, however. Working with two other Johns Hopkins University grad students, he's developed a prototype system that lets upper-body amputees control games using their feet. Show More Summary

First U.S. Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery

Flirtey, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine doctor and the Field Innovation Team showcase humanitarian potential of drones for the United Nations and American Red Cross.

Can the Light on Modern Mac FaceTime Cameras Be Bypassed by Malware

The previous bit about using tape to cover your laptop camera got me wondering about the indicator light that shows when Mac FaceTime cameras are in use. Back in 2013, security researchers at Johns Hopkins University showed how thisShow More Summary

What The Media Gets Wrong About Mental Illness

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

It's time to start treating people with mental illness with the compassion they deserve. One key to doing so? Stop perpetuating myths about mental health on public platforms. A recent study from Johns Hopkins University found that U.S. Show More Summary

Johns Hopkins Students Design Ebola Protection Suit Improvements

Johns Hopkins University engineering students working to develop a better suit to protect health care workers in Ebola outbreaks have developed prototypes for a more comfortable hood and face mask that make breathing easier, and for a battery-powered system that curbs humidity in the suit.

Doctors need to partner with families to save lives

“Hey, doc, you’re killing me.” Or, more specifically, us. A recent report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine points to medical errors as the third leading cause of death in this country. Despite the many safeguards put in place by the government, hospitals, and doctors, themselves, more than 250,000 people a […]

Nigeria’s Naira Fails to Float on a Sea of Tranquility

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. On Monday afternoon, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ended the Nigerian naira’s sixteen-month peg to the U.S. dollar, sending the naira into a freefall. Show More Summary

Four NCI Cancer Centers Announce Landmark Research Consortium and Collaborations with Celgene

Today, The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, and The TischShow More Summary

May the Force Be With Croatia

Co-authored by Andy Mullins, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies In Sunny Croatia, Tourism Booms With Politics in Turmoil If you are a Star Wars fan,...Show More Summary

Pilot Study Successfully Uses DNA Sequencing to Diagnose Brain Infections

In a proof-of-principle study, a team of physicians and bioinformatics experts at Johns Hopkins reports they were able to diagnose or rule out suspected brain infections using so called next-generation genetic sequencing of brain tissue samples.

Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative to Delivering Vaccines in Developing World

Using unmanned drones to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries may save money and improve vaccination rates, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center suggests.

Long-term opioids may not be best pain management option for all sickle cell patients

In a small study looking at pain assessments in adults with sickle cell disease, researchers at Johns Hopkins says overall, those treated long-term with opioids often fared worse in measures of pain, fatigue and curtailed daily activities...Show More Summary

Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Severity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that rising blood levels of a protein called hematoma derived growth factor (HDGF) are linked to the increasing severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a form of damaging high blood pressure in the lungs.

The Saudi Squeeze

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The rate of growth in a country’s money supply, broadly measured, will determine the rate of growth in its nominal GDP. For Saudi Arabia,...Show More Summary

How fat becomes lethal -- even without weight gain

Sugar in the form of blood glucose provides essential energy for cells. When its usual dietary source -- carbohydrates -- is scarce, the liver can produce it with the aid of fat. But new research from Johns Hopkins now adds to evidence...Show More Summary

Lab-Grown Nerve Cells Make Heart Cells Throb

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a type of lab-grown human nerve cells can partner with heart muscle cells to stimulate contractions. Because the heart-thumping nerve cells were derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells,...Show More Summary

How Fat Becomes Lethal -- Even Without Weight Gain

New research from Johns Hopkins now adds to evidence that other tissues can step in to make glucose when the liver's ability is impaired, and that the breakdown of fats in the liver is essential to protect it from a lethal onslaught of fat. Show More Summary

Study Underscores Ongoing Need for HIV Safety Net Program

A Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that a decades-old program that offers free medical care remains a critical necessity despite the availability of coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The Epic Black Hole Gravitational-Wave Detection --"Was It the Long-Sought Signature of Dark Matter?"

"We consider the possibility that the black hole binary detected by LIGO may be a signature of dark matter," wrote eight scientists from the Johns Hopkins Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy in their summary, referring to the...

Cryptography professor from John Hopkins questions security of Apple’s plans to collect more personal data

One of the challenges Apple has faced in making its services truly personal and proactive is its focus on privacy. While Google unashamedly collects masses of data about its users, even going to far as to scan emails for boarding passes...Show More Summary

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