Day: November 8, 2010

Johns Hopkins to help develop medical school and teaching hospital

November 8, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine International have signed an agreement with Academic Medical Centre and an associate company of Turiya to help Malaysia develop its first fully integrated private four-year graduate medical school and teaching hospital. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Deputy […]

Big boost for KSAS grad stipends

November 8, 2010

The School of Arts and Sciences will receive more than $5 million from the President’s Office over the next five years to fund graduate stipends. President Ronald J. Daniels made the announcement at the Oct. 23 rededication ceremony of the newly renovated Gilman Hall, the school’s flagship building. The investment, Daniels said, would allow the […]

2011 Arts Innovation Program grants announced

November 8, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University has awarded approximately $24,000 in grants to students and faculty to stimulate new courses in the arts and other arts-related efforts on the Homewood campus, said Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums. Initiated in 2006, the Arts Innovation Program offers funding to faculty to create new courses in […]

Young social entrepreneur makes spare minutes matter

November 8, 2010

Jacob Colker, a graduate student in the Communications in Contemporary Society program in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs, is among the first group of young social entrepreneurs to be honored by the Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Young Laureates Programme. On Thursday, Nov. 11, Colker and four other winners will be feted for their dedication […]

Food tastes better when you work hard for it, study shows

November 8, 2010

It’s commonly accepted that we appreciate something more if we have to work hard to get it, and a study by Johns Hopkins psychologists bears that out, at least when it comes to food. The study seems to suggest that hard work can even enhance our appreciation for fare we might not prefer, such as […]

Long hours + multiple nights on call = surgeon burnout

November 8, 2010

Just as with everyone else perhaps, the more hours surgeons work, and the more nights they spend on call each week, the more likely they are to face burnout, depression, dissatisfaction with their careers and serious work-home conflicts, according to a major new study led by Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic researchers. Yet a forced […]

Immune system’s bare essentials used to detect drug targets

November 8, 2010

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have taken a less-is-more approach to designing effective drug treatments that are precisely tailored to disease-causing pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, and cancer cells, any of which can trigger the body’s immune system defenses. In a report published in the issue of Nature Medicine online Oct. 31, researchers describe a […]

Expectant moms and peanuts: Maybe not a good idea

November 8, 2010

Babies born to mothers who eat peanuts during pregnancy appear more prone to peanut allergy, according to research conducted by scientists at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and elsewhere and published online Oct. 29 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The research team was led by Scott Sicherer, of the Mount Sinai School of […]

Positively negative: Cellular structure’s ‘enforcer’ role discovered

November 8, 2010

When cells make the proteins that carry out virtually every function of life, it’s vital that the right things happen at the right times, and—maybe more important—that wrong things are stopped from happening at the wrong times. Now Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a structure inside a cell’s protein-making machinery performs an unexpected negative […]

Pediatric hospitalizations for ATV injuries more than double

November 8, 2010

All-terrain vehicles are associated with a significant and increasing number of hospitalizations for children in the United States, according to a new report by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over a nine-year period (1997–2006), hospitalizations for ATV injuries increased 150 percent among youth younger […]

One in two depressed teens prone to recurrence after recovery

November 8, 2010

Research conducted at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and elsewhere shows that regardless of the type of treatment they get, nearly half of severely depressed teens who recover from a depressive episode are likely to slip back into depression within two to three years. The findings of the multicenter NIH-funded study, which appears in the […]

Overweight American children, adolescents becoming fatter

November 8, 2010

Overweight American children and adolescents have become fatter over the last decade, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institute on Aging. Examining adiposity shifts across sociodemographic groups over time, they found that U.S. children and adolescents had significantly increased adiposity measures such as body mass index, […]

School of Education launches blog for educators

November 8, 2010

The School of Education has introduced a blog for educators—soetalk.com. Designed for students, teachers, administrators, policymakers and other interested persons, soetalk.com features articles and opinion pieces addressing policy and legislative proposals at the state and national levels, and practices of interest to teachers. The blog provides a forum where educators can express their thoughts on […]

Fall deadline nears for CTY grades 2–8 gifted testing

November 8, 2010

Nov. 22 is the fall deadline for enrolling a gifted child in grades 2 through 8 in the 2010–2011 Center for Talented Youth Global Talent Search. Enrolled students take above-grade-level tests that can lead to eligibility for CTY’s popular online and summer courses. Enrollment by Nov. 22 helps families meet future test deadlines so they […]

JHUT presents Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’

November 8, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University Theatre will present Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love for two weekends beginning on Friday, Nov. 12, in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus. Considered a 20th-century American classic, Fool for Love is set in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, where transient lovers May and Eddie […]

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