Category: ARRA Research
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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?
January 4, 2010
Susan Michaelis conducts her research in a traditional laboratory, with beakers and flasks and microscopes strong enough to allow her to view and manipulate the infinitesimally small nuclei of cells.
January 4, 2010
Johns Hopkins University recently unveiled a new Web site to showcase how research funding made available in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is being put to work on our campuses. The site, http://web.jhu.edu/economic_stimulus/index.html, includes a listing of all ARRA-funded grants received by university faculty as well as information on the economic impact […]
December 7, 2009
About 1 percent of the population is affected by schizophrenia, a severe form of mental illness that has proven difficult to study and treat, according to Russell Margolis, director of the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Program.
November 30, 2009
One of the greatest challenges in helping substance abusers recover is ensuring that they have access to—and participate in—follow-up care, counseling and support after their release from inpatient rehabilitation programs.
November 16, 2009
Everyone knows that a healthy diet and adequate exercise are effective weapons in the battle against obesity and type 2 diabetes.