Issue: 2011 October 10

Place, not race, may be larger determinant of health disparities

October 10, 2011

Where you live could play a larger role in health disparities than originally thought, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Examining a racially integrated low-income neighborhood in Baltimore, the researchers found that, with the exception of smoking, nationally reported disparities in hypertension, diabetes, obesity among […]

Hide-and-seek: Altered HIV can’t evade immune system

October 10, 2011

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have modified HIV in a way that makes it no longer able to suppress the immune system. Their work, they say in a report published online Sept. 19 in the journal Blood, could remove a major hurdle in HIV vaccine development and lead to new treatments. “Something about the HIV virus […]

Calendar — October 10, 2011

October 10, 2011

COLLOQUIA Wed., Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m. “Type Ia Supernovae: What Are They?” an STSci colloquium with Mario Livio, STSci. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW Wed., Oct. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. “‘Lo Here I Burn’: Musical Figurations and Fantasies of Male Desire in Early Modern England,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Linda Austern, Northwestern […]

Talks in Provost’s Lecture Series videotaped and available online

October 10, 2011

Anyone unable to attend this year’s Provost’s Lecture Series, which begins this week, will still be able to see and hear the talks. All the installments will be videotaped and available within a week on the Office of the Provost’s website. Provost Lloyd B. Minor created the lecture series in 2010 to spread the wealth […]

MRI safe for people with implanted cardiac devices

October 10, 2011

Magnetic resonance imaging, an important diagnostic test, has traditionally been off-limits to more than 2 million people in the United States who have an implanted pacemaker to regulate heart rhythms, or an implanted defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac death. Now, in a study published in the Oct. 4 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, cardiologists […]

Unusual repeated segment responsible for third of familial ALS

October 10, 2011

A team led by scientists from Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health has discovered a genetic mutation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and a related disease called frontotemporal dementia that appears to account for more than a third of all inherited cases of these diseases. In a new study published online Sept. 21 in Neuron, […]

Blood tests may hold clues to pace of Alzheimer’s disease progression

October 10, 2011

A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, says that it may have found a way to predict how quickly patients with Alzheimer’s disease will lose cognitive function by looking at ratios of two fatty compounds in their blood. The finding, the researchers say, could provide useful information to families and caregivers, and might also […]

New students at SoN participate in landmark simulation study

October 10, 2011

A person having a heart attack, another going into labor and a third with a skin rash are typical “patients” for students in the simulation lab at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Now students in the traditional 2013 class have the chance to care for such patients—including Harvey the cardiopulmonary simulator, Sim Man, Noelle […]

Efforts to defund, ban infant male circumcision unfounded

October 10, 2011

Johns Hopkins infectious disease experts say that the medical benefits of male circumcision are clear, and that efforts in an increasing number of states (currently 18) to not provide Medicaid insurance coverage for male circumcision—as well as an attempted ballot initiative in San Francisco to ban male circumcision in newborns and young boys—are unwarranted. Moreover, […]

Inaugural Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award winner announced

October 10, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute has announced that Newborn Holistic Ministries is the winner of the inaugural Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award, which was created to recognize and support Baltimore community organizations that are collaborating with The Johns Hopkins University to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore City and its residents. The award was […]

Guidelines set for PhD student, JHU relationship

October 10, 2011

To bolster the already strong ties between the university and its PhD students, the newly instituted Doctor of Philosophy Board at Johns Hopkins has produced a statement of rights and responsibilities for all university PhD students. The statement, released today, lays out a series of  common expectations for students, their faculty advisers and the JHU […]

Scuba diving improves function in vets with spinal cord injury

October 10, 2011

A small group of veterans with spinal cord injuries who underwent a four-day scuba-diving certification saw significant improvement in muscle movement, increased sensitivity to light touch and pinprick on the legs and large reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. The researchers, while calling the advances made over the course of a […]

Classifieds — October 10, 2011

October 10, 2011

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Butchers Hill/Patterson Park, single-family TH, 1BR + office, hdwd flrs, all appls, W/D, patio. $875/mo + utils. 410-988-3137 or richardson1886@gmail.com. Catonsville, medical office in multi-physician bldg, 1,000 sq ft, 2nd flr view of forest, opposite Charlestown Retirement Center. $1,700/mo + utils. 410-321-8889. Charles Village North, 1BR apt in owner-occupied bldg nr Homewood […]

Engineering for Professionals launches iPhone app

October 10, 2011

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, part of the Whiting School of Engineering, has created a free iPhone app for students, faculty and staff. The app, which also works on the iPod Touch and iPad, provides an easy way for affiliates to access the academic calendar, obtain timely information on the EP education centers and link […]

Homewood Museum hosts experts on historic landscape design

October 10, 2011

  Homewood Museum will present its 11th annual Baltimore’s Great Architecture lecture series over three consecutive Mondays, Oct. 10, 17 and 24. The theme of this year’s series, History in the Landscape, is inspired by the current restoration of Homewood’s original 1801 brick privy. The series opens today, Oct. 10, with historian Michael Olmert exploring […]

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