Category: Around Hopkins

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July 9, 2012

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African Bioethics Program receives NIH continuation grant

July 9, 2012

The Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is planning its second decade of building capacity in research ethics across sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a five-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. In the program, an African institution is selected each year to […]

Immune system ‘circuitry’ that kills malaria in mosquitoes ID’d

July 9, 2012

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have, for the first time, determined the function of a series of proteins within the mosquito that transduce a signal that enables the mosquito to fight off infection from the parasite that causes malaria in humans. Together, these proteins known as immune deficiency, or Imd, pathway signal […]

‘Huntington’s in a dish’ created to enable search for treatment

July 9, 2012

Johns Hopkins researchers, working with an international consortium, say they have generated stem cells from skin cells from a person with a severe, early-onset form of Huntington’s disease and turned them into neurons that degenerate just like those affected by the fatal inherited disorder. By creating “HD in a dish,” the researchers say they have […]

Two faculty named fellows in American Academy of Nursing

July 9, 2012

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing faculty members Christine Savage and Elizabeth “Betty” Jordan have been named fellows in the American Academy of Nursing for 2012. Savage and Jordan are among 176 nursing leaders from across the United States chosen for one of the most prestigious honors in nursing. Academy fellows hold a variety of […]

SoN’s Accelerated 2013 class is most ethnically diverse in history

July 9, 2012

The Accelerated 2013 class of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is the most ethnically diverse class in the school’s history, according to Nancy Davis Griffin, associate dean for enrollment management and student affairs. Thirty-two percent (42 of 131 students) of the class represents minority ethnicity. In addition to significant ethnic diversity, the class is […]

Study: Improve care, reduce high cost for Medicare beneficiaries

July 9, 2012

It’s well-known that a relatively small percentage of chronically ill patients accounts for a disproportionate amount of health care spending. Now, a multicenter study led by Johns Hopkins researcher Bruce Leff might provide insights into how to cut Medicare costs while improving health care for older adults suffering from chronic health conditions. Results of the […]

Found: Pathway for origin of most common form of brain tumor

July 9, 2012

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered one of the most important cellular mechanisms driving the growth and progression of meningioma, the most common form of brain and spinal cord tumor. A report on the discovery, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Research, could lead the way to the discovery of better drugs to attack […]

Citizen science: Thousands tested their ‘gut’ sense for numbers

July 9, 2012

A first-of-its-kind study using the World Wide Web to collect data from more than 10,000 study subjects ages 11 to 85 found that humans’ inborn “number sense” improves during school years, declines during old age and remains linked throughout the entire lifespan to academic mathematics achievement. The study, led by psychologist Justin Halberda of The Johns […]

Send-off and honors celebrate career of JHU’s go-to guy

July 9, 2012

The university has said goodbye to its go-to guy, but wants to make sure he’s not forgotten. Generations of students and staff have come to know Jerome “Jerry” Schnydman, a beloved and admired figure on campus who forged a legend on the lacrosse field nearly 40 years ago and then gave his alma mater more […]

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