Day: November 2, 2009

Johns Hopkins Medicine and the health care debate

November 2, 2009

While concepts for health care reform volley back and forth in Washington, D.C., and around the nation, Johns Hopkins has quietly but meaningfully injected itself into the debate.

Seeing tumors in a new light

November 2, 2009

As a Johns Hopkins electrical engineer, Jin U. Kang has spent years tinkering with lasers and optical fiber, studying what happens when light strikes matter. Now, he’s taking on a new challenge: brain surgery.

Launching the Global MBA

November 2, 2009

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School officially launched the Johns Hopkins Global MBA program on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the New York Stock Exchange. More than 300 Johns Hopkins and Carey Business School alumni, donors, students, faculty and staff, as well as prominent members of the New York area’s corporate community, attended the event. The school is poised to start recruitment of the program’s charter class for its fall 2010 launch

JHU profs join VP Biden in event touting stimulus success

November 2, 2009

Three Johns Hopkins researchers on Friday joined Vice President Joe Biden in an event at the White House complex touting the early success of a $787 billion federal stimulus and tax relief program designed to reinvigorate the nation’s ailing economy.

Boys at the barre: Peabody adds new young dancers

November 2, 2009

Producing Peabody Dance’s end-of-season student performances requires creative planning when it comes to filling boys’ roles, says Carol Bartlett, artistic director of Peabody Dance.

Chemical-catching researchers look to copy canine ‘sniffer’

November 2, 2009

A dog’s nose, with its thousands of olfactory receptors, is one of the best chemical detection “sniffers” in military and police circles. That’s why a Homeland Protection Business Area team at Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on its RealNose program, which aims to construct a sensor that would operate like—and as well as—a dog’s nose. The sensor will eventually be integrated into a system that could simultaneously detect more than 20 chemicals.

Lessons learned: Risk of serious flu-related sickness far outpaces risk of injectable vaccine in pregnant women

November 2, 2009

Pregnant women who catch the flu are at serious risk for flu-related complications, including death, and that risk far outweighs the risk of possible side effects from injectable vaccines containing killed virus, according to an extensive review of published research and data from previous flu season

Kids’ mortality reduced when moms get iron/folic acid

November 2, 2009

Offspring whose mothers had been supplemented with iron/folic acid during pregnancy had dramatically reduced mortality through age 7, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Speeding discovery in neurological disease: The nose knows

November 2, 2009

Trying to understand neurological disease by studying cells in a dish is limited by the availability of the right cells. For years, researchers have relied on postmortem human brains as a source for schizophrenia-affected neurons. Now, Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a novel method via nasal biopsies of schizophrenia patients, establishing a faster way to make neurons in a dish for further study.

40 years of electronic music

November 2, 2009

A free multimedia concert by the Peabody Computer Music Consort on Tuesday, Nov. 3, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Electronic Music Studio at the Peabody Conservatory. The concert, 40 Years of Looking to the Future, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Unraveling historic textiles

November 2, 2009

On three Wednesdays in November, Homewood Museum will present Textiles Unraveled: Fabrics in Historic Interiors, a speaker series offering an insider’s look at the history and importance of fabrics in early American interiors.

Music at Evergreen opens for season

November 2, 2009

Evergreen Museum & Library’s popular and adventurous Music at Evergreen series of classical and world-music concerts returns for 2009–2010, presenting live music in the museum’s Bakst Theatre on three Saturdays in November, March and April. Concerts begin at 3 p.m. and are followed by meet-the-artist receptions.

Memorial service for student Miriam Frankl set for Tuesday

November 2, 2009

Friends and family will gather this week on the Homewood campus to celebrate the life of Miriam Frankl, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences who died on Oct. 17 from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident the previous afternoon.

JHU School of Nursing partners with Teach for America

November 2, 2009

New options for those who want to work with urban populations in underserved regions are now available through a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing partnership with Teach for America.

‘36-Hour Day’ author to talk on Alzheimer developments

November 2, 2009

November is Alzheimer Awareness Month, and JHU Press’ next talk in its lunch and lecture series will feature Peter Rabins, a professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine and co-author of the Press’ best-selling book The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias and Memory Loss in Later Life, as he discusses the latest developments in Alzheimer research and in the care of people with the disease.

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