Day: January 4, 2010

A treasure comes home

January 4, 2010

In 1900, Baltimore clothing magnate Henry Sonneborn gifted to Johns Hopkins a work-in-progress collection of Jewish ceremonial pieces, including various early-19th-century silver plates, spice boxes and Torah breastplates.

Nanoparticles bypass mucus barrier, may deliver drugs

January 4, 2010

Johns Hopkins University researchers have created biodegradable nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body’s sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release medication cargo. The researchers say that these nanoparticles, which degrade over time into harmless components, could one day carry life-saving drugs to patients suffering from dozens of health conditions, including diseases of the eye, lung, gut or female reproductive tract.

An enduring tradition

January 4, 2010

Since Dec. 24, 1973, the 100th anniversary of the death of Johns Hopkins, members of the university and hospital communities that bear his name have gathered at his simple grave site in Green Mount Cemetery to remember the generosity of their benefactor. Joined at the brief, informal ceremony by appreciative members of the public, the assembled hear a few words from a Hopkins family member, historian or other expert; sometimes offer observations of their own; and traditionally leave pennies on his tombstone while saying thanks and making a wish.

1,000-plus admitted in U.S. annually for aviation-related injuries

January 4, 2010

The first-ever published study of aviation-related injuries and deaths in the United States finds that an average of 1,013 patients are admitted to U.S. hospitals with aviation-related injuries annually, and that an average of 753 aviation deaths occur each year.

Notices — Jan. 4, 2010

January 4, 2010

The 2010 YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program — Teens interested in working in the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program 2010 can participate in a paid summer internship designed to provide exposure to careers, mentoring and education while developing responsibility and experience. This year 250 high school and college students will have the opportunity to gain work experience […]

Calendar — Jan. 4, 2010

January 4, 2010

SEMINARS Mon., Jan. 4, noon. “Regulation of SUMOylation and Control of Chromosome Segregation,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Michael Matunis, SPH. W1020 SPH. EB Mon., Jan. 4, 12:15 p.m. “Canine Morphology: Hunting for Changes and Tracking Mutations,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Elaine Ostrander, National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 […]

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