Issue: 2012 May 21

One Peabody shuttle stop eliminated

May 21, 2012

In an effort to improve shuttle operations, starting on Tuesday, May 29, the Peabody campus will have only one southbound stop, located at St. Paul Street and Mount Vernon Place; the stop at the southeast corner of St. Paul and Centre streets will be eliminated. The route is being altered so that buses continue on […]

Next ‘Gazette’ issue is last before summer schedule

May 21, 2012

The next issue of The Gazette will be the last before we move to our biweekly summer schedule. The calendar in the May 29 issue (Tuesday rather than the usual Monday because of the Memorial Day holiday) will include events taking place from May 29 through Monday, June 11; submissions should be sent to gazette.jhu.edu […]

Bologna Center and Oxford Analytica to honor SAIS grad

May 21, 2012

Janika Albers was a cherished member of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center community and Oxford Analytica Ltd., where she had worked since completing her SAIS degree in Washington in 2007. Following Albers’ untimely death in November, her Bologna 2006 classmates and her colleagues gathered to discuss initiatives to commemorate her. This month, the Bologna […]

Berman Bioethics Institute films win awards at Houston festival

May 21, 2012

Educational documentaries from the Vision of Hope series produced by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics have been honored by multiple awards, most recently the Houston International Film & Video Festival, one of the oldest competitive film festivals in the world. Gail Geller, who co-directed the Vision of Hope project with Cynda Rushton, both core […]

Free tickets, longer hours for 2012 Staff Appreciation Picnic

May 21, 2012

In an effort to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of JHU staff, university administration is making some important changes to the annual Johns Hopkins picnic. What’s new? Tickets are free instead of $5, and the hours of the picnic have expanded to allow more faculty, staff and their families to enjoy the festivities. The […]

Reported increase in older adult fall deaths due to improved coding

May 21, 2012

The recent dramatic increase in the rate of deaths from falls in older Americans is likely the effect of improved reporting quality, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. The report finds that the largest increase in the mortality rate occurred immediately following the 1999 introduction of […]

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May 21, 2012

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Mercury in dolphins: Study compares captive, wild toxin levels

May 21, 2012

Amid growing concerns about the spread of harmful mercury in plants and animals, a new study by researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and the National Aquarium has compared levels of the chemical in captive dolphins and in dolphins found in the wild. The captive animals were fed a controlled diet, while the wild mammals […]

Risk of blood loss in childhood back surgery varies with cause

May 21, 2012

The relative risk of blood loss during corrective spine surgery in children appears linked to the underlying condition causing the spinal deformity, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Results of the study, published online March 15 in the journal Spine, can help surgeons prepare, plan and safeguard against this common and serious […]

Deep brain stimulation may hold promise for mild Alzheimer’s

May 21, 2012

A study on a handful of people with suspected mild Alzheimer’s disease suggests that a device that sends continuous electrical impulses to specific “memory” regions of the brain appears to increase neuronal activity. Results of the study using deep brain stimulation, a therapy already used in some patients with Parkinson’s disease or depression, may offer hope […]

Most states fail to address youth exposure to alcohol marketing

May 21, 2012

Reducing youth exposure to alcohol advertising and marketing is a missed opportunity for states to improve public health, according to a new review of state alcohol advertising laws from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report examines the extent to which states’ alcohol advertising […]

Groundbreaking set for School of Engineering’s Malone Hall

May 21, 2012

Johns Hopkins University leaders, trustees, faculty, students and guests will gather on Wednesday, May 23, on the Homewood campus for the groundbreaking of Malone Hall, a 69,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building on the Alonzo G. and Virginia G. Decker Quadrangle that will house at least three collaborative research institutes. The building is made possible through a $30 […]

Improved adult-derived stem cells have fewer genetic changes

May 21, 2012

A team of researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and the National Human Genome Research Institute has evaluated the whole genomic sequence of stem cells derived from human bone marrow cells—so-called induced pluripotent stem cells—and found that relatively few genetic changes occur during stem cell conversion by an improved method. The findings, reported in the March […]

For the Record: Milestones

May 21, 2012

The following staff members are retiring or celebrating an anniversary with the university in May 2012. The information is compiled by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, 443-997-7000. ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS 20 years of service Fogarty, Linda, Jhpiego 15 years of service Benamor, Linda, Jhpiego 10 years of service Wingenroth, Brian, Johns Hopkins […]

Study: Nanodevices open door to treatment of cerebral palsy

May 21, 2012

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have developed nanodevices that successfully cross the blood-brain barrier and deliver a drug that tames brain-damaging inflammation in rabbits with cerebral palsy. A report on the experiments, conducted at Wayne State University in collaboration with the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and […]

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