Issue: 2012 January 30

Cheers — February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY Danielle Hilliard, a project manager in the Air and Missile Defense Department, has received the Black Engineer of the Year Community Service Award. Hilliard was honored for her volunteer efforts in the community, including work with students in Howard and Prince George’s counties and with the local chapters of the Mathematics, Engineering, […]

University to close internal printing operation

February 3, 2012

Johns Hopkins will be closing its longtime Printing Services operation, and the work it currently produces will be handled by outside vendors as the university seeks to rationalize operations and costs. The move is effective Feb. 24. In announcing the change, Glenn Bieler, vice president for communications, whose office oversees Printing Services, praised the operation’s […]

‘Federal Foodies’ exhibition opens at Homewood Museum

January 30, 2012

Charles Carroll Jr. took great pride and pleasure in creating a beautiful and productive setting for his Federal-era summer house, which is now the university’s Homewood Museum. Fields, gardens and orchards were set amid the property’s 130 picturesque acres. A new exhibition called Federal Foodies, opening Friday, Feb. 3, examines this intersection of house and […]

Notices — January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

Peabody Preparatory Cuban Salsa Classes — This 10-week Adult and Continuing Education session has openings for couples and individuals who want to learn Cuban-style salsa. Classes will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays at Peabody’s downtown campus. Tuition is $50, with a special rate for Hopkins and Peabody Conservatory students. For more […]

Calendar — January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

COLLOQUIA Wed., Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. “Yeast Telomerase RNP Architecture and Mechanism: The Nature and Extent of Flexible Scaffolding Provided by the 1157-nt RNA Subunit,” a Biology colloquium with David Zappulla, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW Fri., Feb. 3, 2 p.m. “Advanced Lithium Batteries: One Way to Use, Many Ways to Abuse,” an Applied Physics […]

Classifieds — January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Brewers Hill, rehabbed 2BR, 2.5BA TH, gourmet kitchen, fin’d bsmt, deck, no pets, avail Feb 1. $1,850/mo. 410-303-1214 or hudsonstreetrental@hotmail.com. Canton/Fells Point (603 S Patterson Park Ave), 2BR, 2.5BA renov’d RH, 3 levels, 1,500 sq ft, CAC, hdwd flrs, expos’d brick, extra rms, laundry, rooftop deck, walk to park. $1,650/mo. fionalydon@hotmail.com. Deep […]

Study explores autism diagnosis change, co-occurring conditions

January 30, 2012

In a new Pediatrics article, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined the relationship between the co-occurring conditions in children with autism spectrum disorders, and whether the children’s ASD diagnosis remained stable or changed. The study was published online Jan. 23 and will appear in the February edition of Pediatrics. The […]

Nursing research article is editor’s pick in AHA journal

January 30, 2012

An article by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing researchers was selected as an editor’s pick in a recent issue of the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The study, “Community Outreach and Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Trial: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Nurse Practitioner/Community Health Worker Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction in Urban […]

Schizophrenia: Small genetic changes pose risk for disease

January 30, 2012

Carrying both of two different genes with single DNA letter changes may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, Johns Hopkins researchers reported in the Nov. 16 issue of Neuron. Causes for psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and autism have been difficult to pinpoint because they may be triggered by many small genetic changes that alone […]

Popular colorectal cancer drug may cause permanent damage

January 30, 2012

Oxaliplatin, a platinum-based anti-cancer drug that’s made enormous headway in recent years against colorectal cancer, appears to cause nerve damage that may be permanent and worsens even months after treatment ends. The chemotherapy side effect, described by Johns Hopkins researchers in the September issue of Neurology, was discovered in what is believed to be the […]

Breast cancer surgery preserves artery for future heart surgery

January 30, 2012

Doctors at Johns Hopkins have shown that during an increasingly popular type of breast-reconstruction surgery they can safely preserve the internal mammary artery, in case it is needed for future cardiac surgery. “Some breast-reconstruction patients might need a cardiac bypass in the future, so we implemented and studied a new technique that spares this artery […]

Applied Physics Lab shapes future explosive detection system

January 30, 2012

APL is working with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to combat terrorism by developing requirements for explosive detection systems for subways and other modes of mass transit. The goal is to prevent in the United States tragedies like the 2005 London subway bomb attacks that killed 52 people and injured 700 […]

Researchers slow progression of Huntington’s in mouse models

January 30, 2012

Working with genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a gene linked to slowing the aging process in cells also appears to dramatically delay the onset of Huntington’s disease and slow the progression of the relentless neurodegenerative disorder. Huntington’s disease in humans is a rare, fatal disorder caused by a mutation in a […]

Dual programs in environmental engineering, business launched

January 30, 2012

The university’s Whiting School of Engineering, through Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, and its Carey Business School are now offering dual master’s degree programs in environmental engineering and business administration. “Over the last few years, it has become increasingly clear that environmental engineering professionals have a need for advanced business skills in the course of […]

Physician’s weight may influence obesity diagnosis and care

January 30, 2012

A patient’s body mass index may not be the only factor at play when a physician diagnoses a patient as obese. According to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the diagnosis could also depend on the weight of the physician. Researchers examined the impact of physician BMI […]

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