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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

Voice Technology Education at Johns Hopkins Gets a Boost From Amazon

Amazon has named the Johns Hopkins University among the first four schools to receive support from the Alexa Fund Fellowship, a new program designed to encourage advances in voice communication between people andmachines.
2-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Gene Sequencing Software Could Aid in Early Detection, Treatment of Cancer

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A research team from the United States and Canada has developed and successfully tested new computational software that determines whether a human DNA sample includes an epigenetic add-on linked to cancer and other illnesses.
23-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

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In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study finds.
13-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wanted: Self-Driving Cells to Pursue Deadly Bacteria

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Researchers are setting out to design and test troops of self-directed microscopic warriors that can locate and neutralize dangerous strains of bacteria.
2-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Molecular Signal for Maintaining Adult Neuron

Research in mice points to better understanding of how the structure of nerve cells in the adult hippocampus may deteriorate, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.
18-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: Theory for Trump’s Frenetic First Days

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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?

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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

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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

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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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