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Can You Hear Me Now?

When trying to be heard, humans and animals raise their voices. It’s a split-second feat, from ear to brain to vocalization. Now we know just how fast it happens in bats: 30 milliseconds, a tenth of the time it takes to blink an eye.
6-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Cellular Target May Put the Brakes on Cancer’s Ability to Spread


Researchers have discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer cells to break away from a tumor and spread the disease elsewhere in the body.
23-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Black and White Kids Faring Equally in Subsidized Housing

Disparities between black and white families living in subsidized housing have largely vanished, and black and white children who grew up in such housing fared similarly in school, jobs and earnings, a study found.
8-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Whose Line Is It, Anyway?


Engineering students have lots of experience with lines, from the structural lines of buildings to the lines of code in software. But a new class at the Johns Hopkins University is teaching them about other lines – the kind that might be tossed...
1-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

With Just One Black Teacher, Black Students More Likely to Graduate


Low-income black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are significantly more likely to graduate from high school and consider attending college.
5-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Make the Case to Restore Pluto’s Planet Status

Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, and so is the Earth’s moon, and so are...
17-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

When Women’s Health Improves, Domestic Violence Diminishes

Chronically ill low-income women who thought they were dying experienced a sharp reduction in domestic violence after getting access to a life-saving treatment, a study found.
8-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s – a Key Discovery About Human Memory

As Superman flies over the city, people on the ground famously suppose they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it’s a superhero. But they haven’t just spotted the Man of Steel – they’ve experienced the ideal conditions to...
6-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: Theory for Trump’s Frenetic First Days


JHU expert looks at what may be behind the flurry of executive orders during President Trump’s first days in office.
1-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

MEDIA ADVISORY: What Happens When Hackers Hijack Our Smart Devices?


Johns Hopkins cybersecurity expert Avi Rubin warns that our increasing reliance on Internet-connected add-ons to our home appliances and vehicles could yield unwelcome consequences.
19-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Talk Presidential Politics

1-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

In the Face Of Continuing Legal Challenges and the Impending November Elections, What Does The Future Hold For Obamacare?

Attorney Daniel E. Dawes, author of the new book, 150 Years of ObamaCare (May 15, 2016, from Johns Hopkins University Press), is available to offer an authoritative, behind-the-scenes account of the passing of ObamaCare–the greatest and most...
18-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Media Advisory: Super Bowl Commercial Expert Available


A Johns Hopkins researcher who has studied what makes a Super Bowl commercial successful is available to discuss, analyze and rate the 2015 ads.
23-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Brain GPS Experts Available to Talk about Nobel Prize

David Foster, assistant professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and James J. Knierim, professor of neuroscience in the university’s Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, are available for interviews to discuss...
6-Oct-2014 12:45 PM EDT

Walter White’s Crime: He’s A Bad Teacher


Walter White of “Breaking Bad” sneaks, lies and manipulates – to say nothing of dealing drugs and killing people. But he's also a career criminal in another sense, a Johns Hopkins University professor says: He's a really, really bad teacher.
31-Mar-2014 12:30 PM EDT

In Super Bowl Commercials, Storytelling Counts

They say sex sells, but when it comes to Super Bowl ads, a researcher begs to differ. He says it's all about the storytelling. Shakespeare's kind of storytelling.
31-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

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