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Biology

Biochemistry
Surprising protein behavior could improve understanding of aging
Published Jan 13, 2023
E. coli proteins lacking the ability to reassemble themselves could one day help scientists rethink studies of the human brain
Maternal health
Study advances search for early postpartum depression indicators
Published Oct 5, 2022
Biological markers could be critical in identifying mothers who are at a high risk of developing postpartum depression prior to their giving birth
In Memoriam
Geraldine Chester, longtime biology lab technician, dies at 83
Published Sept 30, 2022
Geraldine Chester, a lab technician for more than five decades in the Department of Biology, is remembered for her kind nature and reliability
Correcting an avian aroma error
Published Spring 2022
Evolutionary biologist Danielle Whittaker's new book sets the record straight on birds' sense of smell / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Biology
Deciphering our DNA
Published March 31, 2022
Johns Hopkins team contributes key research to the effort to produce the first complete sequence of human genome, which will provide a clearer picture of how DNA affects the risks of diseases and how genes are expressed and regulated
Genetic sequencing
Johns Hopkins team develops software that cuts time, cost from gene sequencing
Published Dec 4, 2020
The open-source software has the potential to 'forever change how DNA sequencing is done,' according to computational biologist Michael Schatz
Fertility treatment
Abnormal cells in embryos might not prevent IVF success
Published July 10, 2020
Study shows that chromosomal abnormalities in embryos may be more common than previously thought, may lead to development of healthy babies during IVF
Q+A
Why COVID-19 poses greater risks for men
Published June 17, 2020
Johns Hopkins biologist Sabra Klein discusses why men tend to be affected more severely and require hospitalization from COVID-19
Cell biology
Buttoned-up biology finding
Published Oct 10, 2019
Hopkins researchers find that some DNA strands button up to condense in size and bring chromosome pairs together
IDEA
Making an octopus cuddly
Published Winter 2018
Study finds that humans and octopuses have a molecular mechanism in the brain that binds to MDMA—revealing evolutionary links between the two species / Johns Hopkins Magazine