Issue: 2011 October 24

Notices — October 24, 2011

October 24, 2011

Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior Registration — Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students and retirees are invited to help brighten the holidays for families and seniors facing hardships. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement partners with local nonprofit and social service agencies to provide gifts, clothing and grocery gift certificates to families, children and seniors in need of assistance […]

Peabody Dance holds master classes, ballet teachers’ seminar

October 24, 2011

Peabody Dance, a division of the Peabody Preparatory, will welcome three distinguished guest artists at its Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers’ Seminar on Sunday, Oct. 30, at its dance studios at 21 E. Mount Vernon Place. “The Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers’ Seminar brings us back to the heart of things […]

Report: Genetic switch allows cells to thrive in low oxygen

October 24, 2011

Johns Hopkins scientists have revealed a new way that cells respond to the challenge of low oxygen. A report on the discovery about how the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe regulates its genes in hypoxic conditions appeared online Oct. 20 in Molecular Cell. S. pombe, a single-celled organism used as a discovery tool to reveal cellular […]

P.M. Forni to discuss ‘Age of Distraction’ at Barnes & Noble

October 24, 2011

In his first two books, Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution, P.M. Forni taught readers the rules of civil behavior and ways of responding to rudeness. Now the professor of Romance languages and literatures—and founder of The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins—turns his attention elsewhere: In The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age […]

Reports of mental health disability increase in United States

October 24, 2011

The prevalence of self-reported mental health disabilities increased in the United States among nonelderly adults during the last decade, according to a study by Ramin Mojtabai, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the same time, the study found that the prevalence of disability attributed to other chronic conditions decreased, while the […]

Jhpiego receives $24.9 mill to innovate lifesaving tech

October 24, 2011

Jhpiego, a global health nonprofit organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University, will lead a $24.9 million effort to expand its array of simple inexpensive lifesaving technologies to address today’s global health challenges. A cooperative venture with three additional partners, the initiative will leverage the engineering and medical expertise of the university. The five-year project, […]

JHU enters into broad drug discovery collaboration with Eisai

October 24, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University has entered into a drug-discovery research collaboration with Eisai, a pharmaceutical company based in Tokyo, to develop proprietary small-molecule drugs for a range of brain conditions such as schizophrenia, pain, brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease. The collaboration will operate as part of the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute’s NeuroTranslational Program, launched […]

Practical play: Interactive video games valuable for ICU patients

October 24, 2011

Interactive video games, already known to improve motor function in recovering stroke patients, appear to safely enhance physical therapy for patients in intensive care units, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. In a report published online in the Journal of Critical Care, researchers studied the safety and feasibility of using video games to complement regular […]

Johns Hopkins scientists elected to Institute of Medicine

October 24, 2011

Three pre-eminent researchers from Johns Hopkins—experts in memory, vision and patient safety—have been recognized for outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service with election to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Richard Huganir, Jeremy Nathans and Peter Pronovost were among 65 new members […]

‘Stimulated’ stem cells found to stop donor organ rejection

October 24, 2011

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to stimulate a rat’s stem cells after a liver transplant as a means of preventing rejection of the new organ without the need for lifelong immunosuppressant drugs. The need for anti-rejection medicines, which carry serious side effects, is a major obstacle to successful long-term transplant survival in people. […]

Baking better bread

October 24, 2011

Any way you slice it, a bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions. That’s the goal of Johns Hopkins undergraduates who are using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so that it yields beta carotene, the orange substance that gives its color to carrots—and, when eaten, turns into vitamin […]

Classifieds — October 24, 2011

October 24, 2011

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Butchers Hill/Patterson Park, 1BR + office in single-family TH, all appls, W/D, hdwd flrs, patio. $875/mo + utils. 410-988-3137 or richardson1886@gmail.com. Canton (Boston St Shipyard Condominiums), beautiful 1BR, 1.5BA condo, 2 flrs, spiral stairs to bedroom, 1 prkng space in gated lot. $1,400/mo. Dave, 443-570-5492. Cross Keys Village, 3BR, 2.5BA TH, access […]

Calendar — October 21, 2011

October 24, 2011

COLLOQUIA Tues., Oct. 25, daylong. “La Revue Poesie, 40 Years,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures all-day colloquium with author Michel Duguy, with guests Claude Mouchard, Hedi Kaddour and Martin Rueff. 388 Gilman.  HW Tues., Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m. “From Cyclohydrolase to Oxidoreductase and Back: Mechanism and Structure in an Enzyme Superfamily,” a Chemistry […]

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to speak at SAIS

October 24, 2011

Henry M. “Hank” Paulson Jr., former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, will speak at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Paulson will talk about “The United States and China: Five Principles for Strengthening the Global Economy” at this event, which is co-hosted by SAIS and […]

The arts: What is their role?

October 24, 2011

In the battle of right brain vs. left brain, The Johns Hopkins University is asking: Why not use both? The past, present and future of the arts at Johns Hopkins came squarely into focus earlier this month as arts program leaders from other major universities visited the Homewood campus to discuss the merits of blending […]

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