Tag: biology

30 Johns Hopkins researchers receive Md. stem cell funding

June 7, 2010

Thirty Johns Hopkins researchers have been awarded funding from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006. In all, 141 applications were reviewed and 42 projects funded, totaling $11.7 million. This year’s funded projects include: • Investigator-Initiated Research Grants, designed for investigators with preliminary data supporting the grant […]

Genetic ‘parts’ list created for key part of brain

June 7, 2010

A Johns Hopkins and Japanese research team has generated the first comprehensive genetic “parts” list of a mouse hypothalamus, an enigmatic region of the brain—in humans, roughly cherry-sized—that controls hunger, thirst, fatigue, body temperature and wake-sleep cycles and links the central nervous system to control of hormone levels. Flaws in hypothalamus development may underlie both […]