Learning from eel's spinal cord
Anatomy guides creation of electrical implants for human
In a collaboration that blends biology and robotics,
researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland
are unraveling the circuitry in an eel's spinal cord to
help develop a microchip implant that may someday help
paralyzed people walk again.
A growing world of adult ed
In 1876, the year the Johns Hopkins University
accepted its first class of students, it also opened up its
doors to nonmatriculated adults to take part in a series of
public lecture courses. In essence, the concept of a Johns
Hopkins education for part-time learners was born.
Shark cartilage 'cure' shows dangers of
The rising popularity of shark cartilage extract as an
anti-cancer treatment is a triumph of marketing and
pseudoscience over reason, with a tragic fallout for both
sharks and humans, according to a Johns Hopkins biologist
writing in the Dec. 1 issue of Cancer Research.