Tag: Research

Testing their wings

April 11, 2011

Seasoned researchers know to follow the spark of an idea wherever it may lead. At Johns Hopkins, even the youngest investigators are encouraged to do the same, thanks to the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards. Since 1993, PURAs have been helping students’ ideas take flight, whether the journey takes them across campus to a wet lab […]

Ralph Semmel named next director of Applied Physics Laboratory

June 21, 2010

Ralph D. Semmel, who currently oversees a variety of research and development activities at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been selected to lead the Laboratory as its next director. On July 1, Semmel will succeed Richard T. Roca, who has served as APL’s director since January 2000. In announcing the appointment, Stuart […]

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 […]