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Neuroscience
Antidepressant harms developing neurons in lab-grown 'mini-brains'
Published July 13, 2020
Model of a developing brain derived from stem cells could allow for the rapid and more reliable testing of drugs to detect neurotoxicity
SARS-CoV-2
Lab-grown 'mini-brains' suggest COVID-19 virus can infect human brain cells
Published July 1, 2020
A Johns Hopkins collaboration has demonstrated that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can infect and replicate within a human mini-brain model
Scholarships
Johns Hopkins grad awarded prestigious Luce Scholarship
Published March 10, 2020
Maya Foster is a scientist, an activist, a dancer, musician, and designer. But through it all, one thing remains constant: she's determined to make an impact.
Neuroscience
Deep brain stimulation boosts dopamine
Published Aug 21, 2019
Treatment eases Parkinson's symptoms such as tremors and muscle rigidity
Neuroscience
Drug combo preserves cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's
Published May 16, 2019
Drugs combination reduces brain damage and inflammation, slows the pace of cognitive decline
Interdisciplinary scholar
Neuroscientist Daeyeol Lee named BDP
Published March 19, 2019
Yale expert known for his research on the neural basis for decision-making will head lab at the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
Brain bets
How our brains decide whether to hold 'em or fold 'em
Published Jan 7, 2019
Biomedical engineers discover a "push-pull" dynamic between the brain's hemispheres during high-risk betting
Neuroscience
Foragers rush in
Published Dec 18, 2018
Are you that holiday bargain hunter, hurrying from store to store? Your habits may be rooted in theories of "optimal foraging," experts find.
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
Neuroscience
Owl study offers clues to human attention
Published Oct 30, 2018 Video
Owls help JHU scientists unlock the secret of how the brain pays attention