Category: ARRA Research

Two-year stimulus act funds 480 Johns Hopkins projects

November 29, 2010

Two years ago, the federal government launched an ambitious plan to revitalize a sluggish economy by pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into industries and projects that would create jobs, stimulate spending and finance research that would benefit humankind. The Johns Hopkins University was one of the beneficiaries of this plan, receiving before the program’s […]

Goal: Giving feeling to a damaged hand or prosthetic limb

September 7, 2010

This is part of an occasional series on Johns Hopkins research funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. If you have a study you would like to be considered for inclusion, contact Lisa De Nike at lde@jhu.edu. Back in 1980 when The Empire Strikes Back hit the big screen, it seemed like […]

CSOS-led team wins $30 mill ‘innovation’ grant

August 16, 2010

Johns Hopkins’ Center for Social Organization of Schools and its partners in Diplomas Now, an innovative turnaround model for low-performing secondary schools, have won a $30 million five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation program. The i3 program awarded shares of $650 million to 49 school districts, nonprofit education organizations and […]

Materials scientist seeks dwarfism clues in cell’s membrane

August 16, 2010

This is part of an occasional series on Johns Hopkins research funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. If you have a study you would like to be considered for inclusion, contact Lisa De Nike at lde@jhu .edu. Achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism, is caused by a genetic mutation: A single […]

Johns Hopkins University hits $200 million mark in ARRA grants

July 19, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University has to date been awarded more than $200 million in National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation research grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the federal stimulus package. The 424 grants are financing investigations ranging from how the universe began to how men […]

Charting ocean currents with a cutting-edge supercomputer

May 10, 2010

This is part of an occasional series on Johns Hopkins research funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. If you have a study you would like to be considered for inclusion, contact Lisa De Nike at lde@jhu.edu. Using a $736,000 grant administered through the federal stimulus act, a Johns Hopkins earth scientist […]

Social vs. dependent drinking: Is the difference in the brain?

April 19, 2010

Why some people can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a few beers at a ballgame with no ill effects and others escalate their drinking and become dependent remains one of medicine’s baffling mysteries and a major public health concern. Using a $1 million stimulus-funded grant from the National Institutes of Health, a […]

Can an incentive program help drug users with mental issues?

April 5, 2010

Men and women trying to shake their drug habits while also dealing with mental disorders pose difficult challenges for medical providers and health care policy-makers. And while combining psychiatric and addiction treatment services at one location holds great promise, this model has so far proved disappointing. What often happens is that patients show up to […]

Public Health awarded $15 mill for lab renovations

March 22, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will receive nearly $15 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for renovation and modernization of laboratory space at its main facility at 615 N. Wolfe St. The grant was awarded by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health. The […]

Researchers receive $1 mill to map ‘mobile DNA’ in humans

March 22, 2010

Sequencing the human genome was just one step in understanding our biology; researchers still know very little about the function of most of our DNA. Now, a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has been awarded $1 million in stimulus funding to examine how certain mobile segments of DNA known as […]

Astrophysicist, team win stimulus grant to build telescope

March 15, 2010

A team led by a Johns Hopkins astrophysicist has won a $5 million National Science Foundation grant—administered through the stimulus act—to build an instrument designed to probe what happened during the universe’s first trillionth of a second, when it suddenly grew from submicroscopic to astronomical size in far less time than it takes to blink your […]

Pediatric palliative care initiative launched by JHU researchers

March 8, 2010

An initiative to build empathy and understanding among medical professionals who treat children with chronic health conditions has been awarded a $1 million two-year grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research, an agency of the National Institutes of Health. Co-directed by Cynda H. Rushton, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the […]

NIH grant funds study on stem cells from ALS patients

February 22, 2010

A two-year $3.7 million stimulus grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow Johns Hopkins neurologist and lead researcher Jeffrey Rothstein to expand on his long-standing research into the nerve- and muscle-wasting disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Using stem cells developed in a laboratory from skin cell samples taken from 20 ALS patients and […]

Cardiologist tracks biomarkers for an elusive killer: IPH

February 1, 2010

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center cardiologist Allen Everett recently won more than $460,000 in stimulus grant funding to identify the biomarkers of idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, or IPH, a progressive and highly lethal condition in children and adults marked by persistently elevated pressure in the artery that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. Biomarkers—biological “byproducts” […]

A step closer to treating memory loss in age-related diseases

January 19, 2010

Michela Gallagher has spent more than two decades trying to solve the mysteries of the aging brain. What happens to our gray matter as we get older? How—and why—do those changes occur? And, perhaps most importantly, what strategies and approaches might help treat—or, eventually, even prevent—memory loss in age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias?

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