Issue: 2012 February 6

How molecules alter cell’s skeletal shape, drive cell’s movement

February 6, 2012

Cell biologists at Johns Hopkins have identified key steps in how certain molecules alter a cell’s skeletal shape and drive the cell’s movement. Results of their research, published in the Dec. 13 issue of Science Signaling, have implications for figuring out what triggers the metastatic spread of cancer cells and wound healing. “Essentially we are […]

JHU scientist wins NSF international visualization challenge

February 6, 2012

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of an image created by astrophysicist Miguel Angel Aragon of The Johns Hopkins University, the adage holds true. His vivid computer illustration that won the National Science Foundation’s 2011 Science and Engineering’s Visualization Challenge in the Informational Posters and Graphics category […]

Many strategies to increase physical activity for kids lack injury prevention measures, study finds

February 6, 2012

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documents a need for increased injury-prevention efforts in many of the most popular activities for kids—walking, bicycling, swimming, sports and playground use—in the United States. Injury is the leading cause of death […]

Benefits changes presented to senior leadership

February 6, 2012

The university’s Benefits Advisory Committee has developed a set of recommendations, which includes changes to health care benefits and costs for Johns Hopkins employees, with the anticipation that they would take effect Jan. 1, 2013. The proposed changes, and the rationale behind them, will be discussed at a series of 31 town hall meetings to […]

Flight Plan

February 6, 2012

To improve the next generation of bug-size flying machines, a Johns Hopkins engineering team has been aiming high-speed video cameras at some of the prettiest insects on the planet. By figuring out how butterflies flutter among flowers with amazing grace and agility, the researchers hope to help small airborne robots mimic these maneuvers. U.S. defense […]

University to close internal printing operation

February 3, 2012

Johns Hopkins will be closing its longtime Printing Services operation, and the work it currently produces will be handled by outside vendors as the university seeks to rationalize operations and costs. The move is effective Feb. 24. In announcing the change, Glenn Bieler, vice president for communications, whose office oversees Printing Services, praised the operation’s […]

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