Day: October 26, 2009

Genetic hint for ridding the body of hepatitis C

October 26, 2009

More than 70 percent of people who contract hepatitis C will live with the virus that causes it for the rest of their lives, and some will develop serious liver disease, including cancer. However, 30 percent to 40 percent of those infected somehow defeat the infection and get rid of the virus with no treatment. In the Sept. 16 advanced online edition of Nature, Johns Hopkins researchers working as part of an international team report the discovery of the strongest genetic alteration associated with the ability to get rid of the infection.

Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund now accepting grant applications

October 26, 2009

Faculty, staff, students and retirees who are involved with nonprofit organizations that need funding to provide programs and services to communities near Johns Hopkins campuses are encouraged to submit requests for funding from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. Applications for the 2010 grant year are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 18.

Nerve transplants possible treatment for ALS-related respiratory failure

October 26, 2009

Because the inability to breathe is an ultimate cause of death of patients with ALS, Johns Hopkins scientists are targeting the diaphragm as a therapeutic target by transplanting stem cells directly into rats’ cervical spinal cords, precisely where the motor neurons that control this respiratory muscle are located.

Call for nominations for MLK Jr. Community Service Award

October 26, 2009

Outside of their normal workday, hundreds of faculty, staff and others at Johns Hopkins find the energy, compassion and time to advocate for and help others by lending a hand at a food bank, collecting clothing for needy families, repairing homes for the elderly and more.

Two films by multimedia artist Matthew Barney to be screened

October 26, 2009

The avant-garde films Cremaster 4 and Drawing Restraint 10 by multimedia artist Matthew Barney will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in Homewood’s Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Latest student flu count: 303 H1N1 cases universitywide

October 26, 2009

As of Oct. 20, the most recent date on which statistics were released, 303 students universitywide had been diagnosed with probable cases of H1N1 flu.

The greatest number was at Homewood, where 242 cases had been identified. Peabody reported a total 22 cases to date.

Notices — Oct, 26, 2009

October 26, 2009

Peabody Prep Adult & Continuing Education — ACE is presenting two mini-classes for its Fall II eight-week sessions. Both will be held in the Preparatory Annex on Centre Street. World Music Survey is an introduction to the music of non-Western cultures through film, demos, hands-on workshops, lectures and discussions. The class, taught by Lori Kesner, […]

Calendar — Oct. 26, 2009

October 26, 2009

COLLOQUIA Mon., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. “RNA Folding Landscapes From Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy,” a Biophysics/Physics colloquium with Dave Thirumalai, University of Maryland. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW Tues., Oct. 27, 2 p.m. “The Origins of GPS and the Role of APL in the Technology,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Brad Parkinson, Stanford University. Parsons Auditorium. […]

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