Day: February 28, 2011

Power struggle: Macho muscle cells force their way to fusion

February 28, 2011

Muscle, aptly enough, is born of cellular bullying, not mutual consent. In fact, according to new research from Johns Hopkins, the fusion of muscle cells is a power struggle that involves a smaller mobile antagonist that points at, pokes and finally pushes into its larger, stationary partner using a newly identified fingerlike projection. In a […]

Hip and thigh implants can raise bone fracture risk in children

February 28, 2011

Children with hip and thigh implants designed to help heal a broken bone or correct other bone conditions are at risk for subsequent fractures of the very bones that the implants were intended to treat, according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Findings of the study, based on an analysis of more than […]

SAIS prof’s article lauded as one of journal’s best in 100 years

February 28, 2011

In its list of the top 20 articles it has published in its first 100 years, the journal American Economic Review has included the 1974 article “The Political Economy of the Rent-Seeking Society” written by Anne Krueger, professor of international economics at SAIS. The selection committee based its choices on “sheer intellectual quality, influence on […]

Johns Hopkins Hospital’s MICU wins national award

February 28, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an honor from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses that recognizes the best critical care units in the nation. The Johns Hopkins MICU was praised for successful recruitment and retention practices; education, training and mentoring; research and evidence-based […]

SAIS hosts two-day conference on ‘Africa’s New Era’

February 28, 2011

This week SAIS will hold a two-day conference, “Africa’s New Era: Learning From the Past and Preparing for the Future.” The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 2, in the Nitze Building’s Kenney Auditorium. Festus Mogae, president of Botswana […]

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