Endothelial colony forming cells with shear stress.

Lab-on-a-chip helps understand cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States accounts for over 600,000 mortalities and $400 billion dollars in health … [Read More...]

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Superconductor performance improved with nanowires

Superconducting materials have many useful applications, from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in medicine, to maglev trains, to particle … [Read More...]

A cleavage furrow begins to separate a dividing cell into daughter cells. (Credit: Janet Effler/Johns Hopkins Medicine

Protein teamwork drives successful cell division

Like a surgeon separating conjoined twins, cells have to be careful to get everything just right when they divide in two. Otherwise, the resulting … [Read More...]

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Podcast: Shaping polymers for biomedical use

In this edition of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology Nanobyte podcast, Hai-Quan Mao, professor of materials science and engineering at … [Read More...]

Figure 1: Membrane Active Peptide Schematic (Source: http://ins.sjtu.edu.cn/people/jakob/)

Finding new tasks for the disruptive proteins in bee venom

When a bee stings you, it leaves its stinger within your body releasing a peptide toxin called melittin. Melittin is toxic to cells because it is able … [Read More...]

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Engineering bacteria for medical uses

According to the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control, drug resistant pathogens are responsible for 2 million illnesses, … [Read More...]

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What is microfluidics?

Microfluidics continues to find applications in many fields as researchers are realizing the benefits of scaling down to micron scales. This has … [Read More...]

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Chakravarthy: edging toward breakthroughs in nanomedicine

Krishnan Chakravarthy is a resident physician in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is also … [Read More...]

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