Category: ARRA Research

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?

Unlocking the key to premature aging in children

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.

JHU’s use of ARRA funding showcased in new Web site

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,, includes a listing of all ARRA-funded grants received by university faculty as well as information on the economic impact […]

Exploring schizophrenia at the molecular level

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.

After inpatient drug rehab programs, what support works best?

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.

Goal: Find out if diet and exercise affect cardiovascular health

November 16, 2009

Everyone knows that a healthy diet and adequate exercise are effective weapons in the battle against obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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