Day: December 7, 2009

A cell’s ‘cap’ of bundled fibers could yield clues to disease

December 7, 2009

It turns out that wearing a cap is good for you, at least if you are a mammal cell.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Engineering in Oncology Center have shown that in healthy cells, a bundled “cap” of filaments holds the cell’s nucleus—its genetic storehouse—in its proper place. Understanding this cap’s influence on cell and nuclear shape, the researchers said, could provide clues to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer, muscular dystrophy and the age-accelerating condition known as progeria.

Educational home visits can improve asthma in children

December 7, 2009

A few home visits by a health care specialist to educate children with asthma about basic strategies for earlier symptom recognition and improving medication use can lead to fewer flare-ups and less-frequent trips to the emergency room, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center published in the December issue of Pediatrics.

H1N1 flu vaccine now available to employees in tier 2 of plan

December 7, 2009

With H1N1 influenza vaccine now more plentiful, Lloyd B. Minor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced last week that Johns Hopkins has taken another step along the priority tiers described in its vaccination priority plan.

Snow in the forecast? Are we open? Closed?

December 7, 2009

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for slightly colder weather with below-normal snowfall this winter. But whenever it does snow, you’ll be able to find out easily whether the university is open.

Peabody Consort collaboration to be broadcast on NPR show

December 7, 2009

If Music Be the Food of Love, a collaboration between the Peabody Consort, led by faculty artist Mark Cudek, and actors from the Indiana Repertory Theatre, will be broadcast the week of Dec. 7 to 13 on National Public Radio’s nationally syndicated program Harmonia.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan will speak today at SAIS

December 7, 2009

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister of Turkey, will speak at SAIS at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 7. His topic is “Turkey in the 21st Century: Building Peace Through Diplomacy.”

SAIS Dean Jessica Einhorn will provide welcoming remarks, and Daniel Hamilton, director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, will moderate the session.

Deadlines are today, Dec. 7, for last ‘Gazette’ issue of semester

December 7, 2009

Because of the midyear vacation, The Gazette will not be published the weeks of Dec. 21 and 28.

Next week’s calendar will include events scheduled from Monday, Dec. 14, through Monday, Jan. 4. The deadline for calendar and classifieds submissions for that issue is noon today, Dec. 7.

Notices — Dec. 7, 2009

December 7, 2009

Winter Accessories Drive — SOURCE, the JHSPH Anna Baetjer Society, SoM Interaction and the SoN Student Government Association are sponsoring a winter accessories drive, continuing through Dec. 11. Clean, gently used or new accessories—hats, gloves, scarves, mittens and earmuffs—will be distributed to local community-based organizations. Drop boxes are located in the SoN lobby; at SoM […]

Calendar — Dec. 7, 2009

December 7, 2009

COLLOQUIA Fri., Dec. 11, 1 p.m. “The Development of Modal Reasoning,” an Evolution, Cognition and Culture colloquium with Shaun Nichols, University of Arizona; and Justin Halberda, KSAS. Sponsored by Philosophy. 233 Ames.  HW Fri., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. “International Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Space Policy,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Scott Pace, George […]

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