Day: November 16, 2009

Opening for business opens doors

November 16, 2009

Johns Hopkins considers itself a world leader in knowledge creation. In the past two years, the university has done a good deal of business creation, too.

Hats off to our best Blue Jays

November 16, 2009

The accomplishments of Johns Hopkins’ student-athletes never looked so good.

Recent visitors to Homewood’s Newton H. White Athletic Center would undoubtedly have noticed the attractive new displays in the building’s lobby that commemorate the 114 members of Johns Hopkins’ Athletic Hall of Fame and the university’s 35 NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients.

CEO of Life Technologies to give ‘Leaders & Legends’ talk

November 16, 2009

Gregory T. Lucier, chief executive officer of Life Technologies and chairman of the company’s board of directors, will speak on the topic of “Building a 21st-Century Company” at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East.

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.

‘Scaffolding’ protein changes in heart strengthen link between Alzheimer’s, chronic heart failure

November 16, 2009

An international team of biochemists and cardiologists led by researchers at Johns Hopkins reports evidence from studies in animals and humans supporting a link between Alzheimer’s disease and chronic heart failure, two of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States.

Carey Business School moving to Legg Mason Tower

November 16, 2009

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is moving to the new Legg Mason Tower at 100 International Drive in Baltimore’s Harbor East.

School of Education launches ‘Shaping the Future’ series

November 16, 2009

The School of Education will be hosting a panel discussion titled “What’s Next After No Child Left Behind?” in anticipation of next year’s reauthorization of the legislation. The program, which is the culminating event in the school’s 100th anniversary celebration, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus.

Back pain permanently sidelines soldiers at war, study finds

November 16, 2009

Military personnel evacuated out of Iraq and Afghanistan because of back pain are unlikely to return to the line of duty regardless of the treatment they receive, according to research led by a Johns Hopkins pain management specialist.

Surprising drug library find: 1930s med slows tumor growth

November 16, 2009

Drugs sometimes have beneficial side effects. A glaucoma treatment causes luscious eyelashes. A blood pressure drug also aids those with a rare genetic disease. The newest surprise discovered by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is a gonorrhea medication that might help battle cancer.

Less physical activity may not be factor in adolescent obesity rates

November 16, 2009

Decreased physical activity may have little to do with the recent spike in obesity rates among U.S. adolescents, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Young athletes need dual screening tests for heart defects

November 16, 2009

To best detect early signs of life-threatening heart defects in young athletes, screening programs should include both popular diagnostic tests, not just one of them, according to new research from heart experts at Johns Hopkins.

New ‘schizophrenia gene’ prompts test of potential drug target

November 16, 2009

Johns Hopkins scientists report having used a commercially available drug to successfully “rescue” animal brain cells that they had intentionally damaged, by manipulating a newly discovered gene that links susceptibility genes for schizophrenia and autism.

Consumer electronics can help improve patient health

November 16, 2009

Electronic tools and technology applications for consumers can help improve health care processes such as adherence to medication and clinical outcomes like smoking cessation, according to a report by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest gets under way

November 16, 2009

The 2009–2010 Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest has begun.

The contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries, is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Johns Hopkins. Prizes will be awarded for the top three collections in the undergraduate and graduate divisions. First place receives $1,000; second place, $500; and honorable mention, $250.

‘The Jewish Jesus’ is topic of this week’s Lavy Colloquium

November 16, 2009

The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies in the Krieger School is hosting several international scholars this week during its fifth annual Lavy Colloquium, which examines ideas related to Jewish civilization. This year’s topic is The Jewish Jesus, and the conference will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 18 and 19, in the Smokler Center for Jewish Life, Homewood campus.

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