Issue: 2012 February 27

Cell energy sensor mechanism is discovered

February 27, 2012

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and National Taiwan universities have discovered more details about how an energy-sensing “thermostat” protein determines whether cells will store or use their energy reserves. In a report in the Feb. 9 edition of Nature, the scientists showed that a chemical modification on the thermostat protein changes how it’s controlled. Without the […]

John Ashcroft opens foreign affairs series

February 27, 2012

The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University returns on Tuesday, Feb. 28, when former Attorney General John Ashcroft will be the first of six prominent speakers to visit the Homewood campus during the spring semester. Ashcroft’s talk, at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium, begins the series of topical lectures and […]

First in space

February 27, 2012

Like most people her age, Jessica Noviello uses Facebook to announce exciting developments in her life. So when the 19-year-old sophomore from Smithtown, N.Y., learned that she had become the first student approved for a new minor course of study at The Johns Hopkins University, she proclaimed it via social media. “I’m now a space […]

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