Day: May 9, 2011

Cementing a home for bioethics

May 9, 2011

Three months after moving into its new home, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is already seeing the benefits of bringing its faculty and staff under one roof. Institute Director Ruth Faden and Director of Administration Julia Chill beam with pride as they show off the wholly renovated interior of the former police station—originally […]

APL sets its sights on Titan’s seas

May 9, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is managing a project to explore the organic seas of Saturn’s moon Titan, one of three proposals selected by NASA last week as candidates for the agency’s next Discovery Program mission. The Titan Mare Explorer, or TiME, would perform the first direct inspection of an ocean environment beyond […]

Artificial grammar learning reveals inborn language sense

May 9, 2011

Parents know the unparalleled joy and wonder of hearing a beloved child’s first words turn quickly into whole sentences and then babbling paragraphs. But how human children acquire language—which is so complex and has so many variations—remains largely a mystery. Fifty years ago, linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky proposed an answer: Humans are able to […]

Edward D. Miller, dean of School of Medicine and head of Johns Hopkins Medicine, to retire

May 9, 2011

Edward D. Miller, the Frances Watt Baker and Lenox D. Baker Jr. Dean of the School of Medicine and the first chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has informed President Ronald J. Daniels that he intends to retire, effective June 30, 2012. “We are about to witness the end of an era,” said Daniels […]

Nanotech for cancer is focus of symposium

May 9, 2011

Nanotechnology has yet to be fully exploited for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The fifth annual symposium of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology, scheduled for Friday, May 13, aims to explore some of the ways this small-scale technology can be used to combat this dreaded disease. The event will take place from 8:30 […]

Gadi Kaufmann of RCLCO to give Berman real estate lecture

May 9, 2011

Through its generosity and visionary thinking, the family of Baltimore businessman Allan L. Berman became the driving force behind real estate business education at The Johns Hopkins University with the creation in 1989 of the Allan L. Berman Institute for Real Estate Development and an annual lecture. This year’s lecture will be given by Gadi […]

A fresh look for JHU Press’ historic building

May 9, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University Press recently completed an extensive two-year renovation of its historic main building, an 1897 former church in Charles Village where the Press has been located since 1993. The project, by Read & Company Architects of Baltimore, reconfigured offices, redesigned the front and back entrance lobbies, and created new meeting space on […]

Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’: A future treatment for obesity?

May 9, 2011

By knocking down the expression of a protein in rat brains known to stimulate eating, Johns Hopkins researchers say they not only reduced the animals’ calorie intake and weight but also transformed their fat into a type that burns off more energy. The finding could lead to better obesity treatments for humans, the scientists report. […]

Animal studies reveal new route to treating heart disease

May 9, 2011

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have shown in laboratory experiments in mice that blocking the action of a signaling protein deep inside the heart’s muscle cells blunts the most serious ill effects of high blood pressure on the heart. These include heart muscle enlargement, scar tissue formation and loss of blood vessel growth. Specifically, the Johns […]

Climate change analysis predicts increased heat wave fatalities

May 9, 2011

Global climate change is anticipated to bring more extreme weather phenomena such as heat waves that could impact human health in the coming decades. An analysis led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, using three different climate change scenarios for the final decades of the 21st century, calculated that the […]

Low vitamin D in children may play a role in anemia, study finds

May 9, 2011

Pediatricians from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and elsewhere have discovered a link between low levels of vitamin D and anemia in children. The findings, presented May 1 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Denver, show that vitamin D deficiency may play an important role in anemia. Anemia, which occurs when the […]

Higher HIV risk in black gay men is linked to partner choice

May 9, 2011

Young black men who have sex with men get infected with HIV nearly five times more often than MSM from other races, even though they don’t have more unprotected sex. The discrepancy has long mystified public health experts, but a new study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere now offers a possible explanation for […]

Research institute honors spaceflight pioneer Joseph Brady

May 9, 2011

Behavioral neuroscientist Joseph V. Brady was responsible for training some of the first U.S. spacefarers: monkeys Able and Miss Baker and Ham the Chimp. For this work, which helped set the stage for early U.S. human spaceflights, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute has honored the founder of the Institutes for Behavior Resources with its […]

Workplace Violence Seminar open to all JHU entities

May 9, 2011

Because workplace violence is such an important safety and health issue, Homewood Campus Safety and Security is sponsoring a Workplace Violence Seminar open to all Johns Hopkins entities. The seminar, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in 26 Mudd Hall on the Homewood campus, will address recognizing and preventing […]

A show of Homewood student art

May 9, 2011

More than 200 student works from drawing, painting, photography, cartooning and printmaking classes will be on display at Homewood Art Workshops’ Studio Show, which opens with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13, in the Mattin Center’s F. Ross Jones Building. This year’s Eugene Leake Awards for outstanding achievement in the […]

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