Day: September 13, 2010

A new home for IPS in Public Health

September 13, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, a longtime freestanding organization of the university, has a new academic home: the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The move, effective immediately, is intended to maximize IPS’s potential as a resource for the university. Current plans are for the institute […]

Serving up dinner and discourse

September 13, 2010

Guess who’s coming to dinner? If you’re Katherine Newman, the answer is 800 undergraduates. That’s the number of students the new James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences expects to welcome to her home throughout the 2010–2011 academic year, thanks to two informal dinner-and-discussion programs pairing distinguished Krieger School faculty and […]

Cloud computing method improves gene analysis

September 13, 2010

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed software that greatly improves the speed at which scientists can analyze RNA sequencing data. Known as Myrna, the new software—which is available for free download at http://bowtie-bio.sf.net/myrna—uses “cloud computing,” an Internet-based method of sharing computer resources. RNA sequencing is used to compare differences […]

BET founder Robert L. Johnson to give Leaders + Legends talk

September 13, 2010

Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of the RLJ Cos. and Black Entertainment Television, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 16. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. Johnson’s remarks are […]

Law prof presents ‘A Skeptical View of Constitution Worship’

September 13, 2010

Harvard Law School professor Michael J. Klarman will discuss civil rights and civil liberties at The Johns Hopkins University’s 2010 Constitutional Forum, a discussion of important legal issues held in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day. During his talk, “A Skeptical View of Constitution Worship,” Klarman will discuss how our civil rights and […]

WSE names Dexter G. Smith associate dean for EP programs

September 13, 2010

Dexter G. Smith has been appointed the Whiting School of Engineering’s associate dean for Engineering for Professionals, which offers part-time education for working engineers and scientists. The appointment is effective Oct. 1. Smith, who has been affiliated with Johns Hopkins since 1995, currently serves as a member of the principal professional staff of the university’s […]

APL shapes ‘precursor’ mission for exploration of an asteroid

September 13, 2010

Ten years ago, NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission made history as the first spacecraft to orbit and land on an asteroid. Now the team behind that successful mission proposes a sequel that could pave the way for astronauts to explore an asteroid for the first time. Engineers and scientists at Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics […]

Researchers identify genes tied to deadliest ovarian cancers

September 13, 2010

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have identified two genes whose mutations appear to be linked to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive forms of ovarian cancer. Clear cell carcinoma is generally resistant to standard therapy. In an article published online in the Sept. 8 issue of Science Express, the […]

JHM researchers unravel clues to infertility in obese women

September 13, 2010

Obese women have a well-known risk for infertility, but a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study has unraveled what investigators here believe is the mechanism that accounts for the risk. The research, conducted in mice and published online Sept. 8 in the journal Cell Metabolism, shows that the pituitary gland actively responds to chronically high […]

Tick-Tock: Rods help set internal clocks, Hopkins biologist says

September 13, 2010

We run our modern lives largely by the clock, from the alarms that startle us out of our slumbers and herald each new workday to the watches and clocks that remind us when it’s time for meals, after-school pickup and the like. In addition to those ubiquitous timekeepers, though, we have internal “clocks” that are […]

Scientists map epigenetic changes during blood cell differentiation

September 13, 2010

Having charted the occurrence of a common chemical change that takes place while stem cells decide their fates and progress from precursor to progeny, a Johns Hopkins–led team of scientists has produced the first-ever epigenetic landscape map for tissue differentiation. The details of this collaborative study by Johns Hopkins, Stanford and Harvard universities appeared Aug. […]

Public health: Trauma center care found to be cost-effective

September 13, 2010

Trauma center care not only saves lives, it is a cost-effective way of treating major trauma, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy. Although treatment at a trauma center is more expensive, the authors say, the benefits of this approach in terms […]

‘Sculpture at Evergreen’ is site of Sunday block party

September 13, 2010

Sunday, Sept. 19, is the day to explore Evergreen Museum & Library’s largest gallery—its 26-acre park, which is now featuring the biennial exhibition Sculpture at Evergreen 6: Simultaneous Presence. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic, enjoy performance art by David Page and Shannon Young, and meet the artist team of Eric Leshinsky, C. Ryan […]

Homewood Museum opens exhibit on drink in early Md.

September 13, 2010

Homewood Museum toasts the new academic year with the exhibition Cheers! The Culture of Drink in Early Maryland and three Friday evenings of traditional tastings. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16. Presenting more than 50 objects drawn from local private and public collections and the museum’s own holdings, […]

Swim Across America to benefit JH Kimmel Cancer Center

September 13, 2010

Swim Across America, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events, will hold its first swims in the Baltimore area on Sunday, Sept. 19. Pledges collected by the swimmers, corporate sponsors and online donations will support a lab directed by Luis Diaz at the […]

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