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Earth science
Worms are an unlikely hero in evolution, Johns Hopkins scientists say
Published June 3, 2024
Their digging and burrowing sparked a chain of events that released oxygen into the ocean and atmosphere, helping to kick-start what is known as the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event
Biomedical engineering
Pill-sized imaging capsule could help catch esophageal cancer sooner
Published May 30, 2024
Hopkins researchers develop a "one-stop shop" capsule for diagnosing and treating Barrett's esophagus, a condition known to be a precursor to esophageal cancer
Artificial intelligence
Fake tumors, real results
Published May 30, 2024
The Hopkins-led team demonstrated that an AI model trained solely on synthetic tumor data works as well as models trained on real tumors
Bridge safety
Johns Hopkins engineers studying ship collision risk for bridges
Published May 29, 2024
Preliminary results expected this summer on an urgent assessment of the country's bridges
First glimpse of an exoplanet interior
Published May 20, 2024
Methane found in WASP-107 b reveals core mass, turbulent skies, and other key insights in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system
Johns Hopkins to establish new RNA innovation center
Published May 16, 2024
The center, anchored in the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, will speed the cycle of RNA innovation in pursuit of advanced therapies
Students invent quieter leaf blower
Published May 14, 2024
Patent-pending design by Hopkins undergrads could be available in stores within two years
Artificial intelligence
Chatbots tell us what we want to hear
Published May 13, 2024
JHU-led team finds that chatbots reinforce our biases, providing insight into how AI could widen the public divide on controversial issues
Potential tool against harmful insects
Published May 13, 2024
A way to curb nagging insects has been flying under our radar—an enzyme from fruit fly testes
HopStart challenge showcases student start-ups
Published May 13, 2024
Cross-disciplinary teams pitched plans for an at-home glaucoma sensor, a hub for music-related services, biodegradable fishing nets, and more