Issue: 2012 April 30

Some melanomas use cloaking protein to hide from immune cells

April 30, 2012

Scientists at Johns Hopkins and Yale have found that melanoma cells use a cloaking protein to hide from immune cells poised to attack the cancer. Nearly 40 percent of their sampling of melanoma tissues contained the B7-H1 protein, also called PD-L1, and scientists say it could be used as a target for new therapies. For […]

Update: University flips the ‘on’ switch of large solar project

April 30, 2012

As part of its ongoing efforts to shrink its carbon footprint, The Johns Hopkins University has installed more than 2,900 solar panels on seven buildings in three locations: the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses and Johns Hopkins at Eastern. The solar panels are expected to produce 997,400 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year while reducing the […]

Tech transfer conference held at Carey School

April 30, 2012

Phil Phan and Wes Blakeslee were chatting last fall about the unprecedented success in technology transfer that Johns Hopkins and several other universities have experienced in recent years. Phan, interim dean of the university’s Carey Business School, asked Blakeslee, executive director of JHU’s Technology Transfer Office, for an explanation. What’s caused this remarkable growth? The […]

Student Book Collecting Contest winners announced

April 30, 2012

The Sheridan Libraries has announced the winners of this year’s Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest. The annual competition, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and was endowed in 2007 by longtime Friends Betty and Edgar Sweren, recognizes the love of books and the art of shaping a thoughtful and […]

Focusing on discovery

April 30, 2012

Major League Baseball managers, habitual purveyors of cliches, like to declare after a loss that a season is a marathon, not a sprint. Bottom line, no matter how gloomy the present, there is plenty of time to turn this around and achieve the main goal. Research can follow a similar trajectory. You have good days […]

Calendar — April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

COLLOQUIA Wed., May 2, 3:30 p.m. “Core-Collapse Supernovae: Astrophysical Laboratories for Stellar Evolution and Explosion,” an STScI colloquium with Luc Dessart, OAMP. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW Wed., May 2, 4:30 p.m. “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask),” a Biology colloquium with Mark Van Doren, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium.  […]

SAIS to host conference on the new African democracy

April 30, 2012

SAIS will hold a two-day conference, The New African Democracy: Information Technology and Political Participation, on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2. Hosted by the school’s African Studies Program, the conference will explore how information and communications technologies are helping to advance political participation and social movements in Africa. Ebrahim Rasool, South African ambassador […]

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab names 2011 best inventions

April 30, 2012

An ultra-compact motor controller used to revolutionize movement in a state-of-the-art prosthetic arm and an innovative algorithm for improving the performance of undersea sensors are the winners of APL’s Invention of the Year and Government Purpose Innovation awards for 2011. This year’s winners were selected from 259 inventions that were disclosed at APL in the […]

NASA picks JHU–led investigation upgrade for flying observatory

April 30, 2012

A proposal led by a Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist has been selected by NASA as part of a science instrument upgrade to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, known as SOFIA. The instrument, the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera, will provide sensitive, versatile and powerful imaging capability to the SOFIA user community. The Johns Hopkins–led investigation is […]

Peabody collaborates with Concert Artists, Lyric for May 5 performance

April 29, 2012

Concerts Artists of Baltimore, the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric will unveil their inaugural collaboration on Saturday, May 5, when the three Baltimore institutions present Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The 8 p.m. concert will be conducted by Edward Polochick, […]

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