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Philosophy
Hanna Pickard, an expert in moral psychology, named 45th BDP
Published July 10, 2019
Her research centers on the nature of mental disorders and how society ought to respond to maladaptive behaviors like crime and addiction
Brain science
Study: Atkins-style diet may improve cognition
Published July 9, 2019
Findings of small pilot study warrant further exploration of dietary impact on brain function, Hopkins researchers say
Drug policy
Illicit opioid-users favor the use of safe consumption sites
Published July 2, 2019
Study asks high-risk opioid users whether they'd take advantage of safe consumption sites, finds that the most high-risk users overwhelmingly support this harm reduction strategy
Interdisciplinary scholar
Ashani Weeraratna named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Published July 2, 2019
She comes from the Wistar Institute, where she leads a lab studying the effect aging has on cancer metastasis
Engineering
A promising alternative to traditional heart surgeries
Published June 28, 2019
Researchers develop a lab-grown blood vessel graft from natural polymers with regenerative properties that can be prepped for implantation in a week
Cellular snapshots
Study suggests a genetic 'butterfly effect'
Published June 28, 2019
Study examines stem cells as they differentiate into heart muscle cells, finding that small, fleeting genetic mutations can affect disease risk over time
Study: Viruses are leading cause of pneumonia in children
Published June 27, 2019
PERCH study, led by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, highlights the need for new vaccines, especially for respiratory synctial virus
Bioethics
A 'riveting' account of opioid addiction
Published June 21, 2019
Travis Rieder draws from experience and research to explore the opioid crisis in America
Banking on brain science
Published Summer 2019
In search of treatments and cures for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, researchers need actual human tissue. Here is where they go to find it. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Printing in 4D
Published Summer 2019
Engineers develop origami-inspired implants that grow along with the patient over time / Johns Hopkins Magazine