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Biochemistry
Cellular stress enzyme might play key role in neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS
Published March 15, 2021
MARK2 enzyme controls cellular protein synthesis in response to types of stress or damage seen in neurodegenerative disorders, scientists target enzyme for new lines of research
Andrew Holland receives President's Frontier Award
Published Feb 15, 2021 Video
The $250,000 Johns Hopkins award recognizes scholars who are on the cusp of becoming leaders in their fields
Genetics
CRISPR-Cas9 'scissor' tool may be a genetic 'dimmer switch' as well
Published Jan 29, 2021
Molecular biologists and geneticists from Johns Hopkins identify the role of specialized RNA in repressing gene activity
COVID-19
Researchers retrace COVID-19's introduction, impact in D.C. region
Published Aug 18, 2020
Study suggests multiple entries of the virus into the region but similar clinical presentation, an indication that there are not multiple strains of the virus causing disease of varying severity
In memoriam
Biochemistry expert P.C. Huang dies at 89
Published Aug 11, 2020
He spent 55 years on the faculty at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, co-edited the field-defining book 'Genetic Issues in Public Health and Medicine'
Biochemistry
Scientists discover fundamental mechanism for RNA regulation
Published Feb 4, 2020
The process removes tangled strands of RNA from cells, a discovery that could help researchers understand how certain degenerative and communicable diseases develop
Idea
Tiny disease trackers could allow doctors to diagnose and treat diseases more effectively
Published Winter 2019
Extracellular vesicles, clumps of cellular material that break away from cells, contain valuable biological information that could help researchers diagnose disease and target treatments / Johns Hopkins Magazine
CRISPR
Optimizing a cutting-edge technology
Published Dec 1, 2017
What's the best way to edit genes with CRISPR? Scientists propose 'rules' to improve consistency, efficiency
Interdisciplinary scholar
Ribosome expert named BDP
Published April 17, 2017
Johns Hopkins biologist and geneticist has been researching the cellular structure for nearly three decades
Cell biology
Hopkins biologist elected to American Philosophical Society
Published June 30, 2016
Allan Spradling's work with fruit flies led to game-changing new concepts in use of stem cells