Archived articles


Securing smart homes
Published Fall 2020
As the market for internet-capable devices expands, a group of researchers is working to establish industry standards for securing these devices to protect consumer privacy / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Why the suspended AstraZeneca trial is good news for vaccine safety
Published Sept 10, 2020
Emergency medicine specialist Lauren Sauer tells 'Bloomberg' that although the setback delays coronavirus vaccine development, the final product will be safer for the public / Bloomberg
New genetic analysis method could advance personal genomics
Published Sept 10, 2020
Biomedical engineer Alexis Battle develops software that, if paired with expanded sample collection practices, could help identify more causes of genetic disorders
Contact tracing
An epidemic's electronic eyes
Published Sept 9, 2020
Digital tools offer promise and prompt ethical dilemmas during the COVID-19 pandemic, launching a complex new future for public health surveillance. Are we ready for it?
Faculty news
Two from Hopkins join national effort to advance quantum computing
Published Sept 9, 2020
Tyrel McQueen and Surjeet Rajendran join new Quantum Information Science Research Centers, developed under the U.S. Department of Energy
Excess deaths show the true impact of COVID-19 in the U.S.
Published Sept 1, 2020
Epidemiologist Justin Lessler unpacks a recent CDC report on comorbidities and coronavirus deaths that is being misinterpreted on social media
Zibi Turtle tours Titan, discusses Dragonfly mission during TED Talk
Published Aug 31, 2020
During virtual address, the planetary scientist discusses the environment of Saturn's largest moon and the ambitious APL-built rotocraft mission to explore it
Pediatric health
Infants in households with very low food security may have greater obesity risk
Published Aug 28, 2020
Diet and weight gain in infancy are believed to factor into future obesity and health concerns; low food security is now widespread in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 crisis, researchers say
Odor-sensing cells in nose seen as key entry point for SARS-CoV-2
Published Aug 24, 2020
Compared to cells in other parts of the respiratory tract, cells associated with smell have up to 700 times more ACE2 receptors, which bind to the virus that causes COVID-19
Remote control for COVID-19 patient ventilators
Published Aug 13, 2020
A new robotic system designed by Johns Hopkins researchers may help hospitals preserve protective gear, limit staff exposure to COVID-19, and provide more time for clinical work