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Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Brain Area Linked to High-Risk Behavior
Published Sept 20, 2018
Monkeys who learned how to gamble have helped researchers pinpoint an area of the brain key to one’s willingness to make risky decisions. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
ACA Health Insurance Ads Targeted Younger, Healthier Consumers From 2013 to 2016
Published Sept 20, 2018
Analysis of television ads also found a sharp decline in mentions of “Obamacare” or “Affordable Care Act” over three enrollment periods. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
World-renowned architect Renzo Piano to design SNF Agora Institute building
Published Sept 20, 2018
Renzo Piano, winner of architecture’s most prestigious prizes and creator of masterpiece buildings on five continents, will design the headquarters of the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
New Johns Hopkins Doctor of Engineering Program Designed for Working Professionals
Published Sept 20, 2018
Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering has created a doctoral engineering program to serve the needs of working engineering professionals and to meet the growing demand for engineers... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
ADVISORY: At JHU This Weekend, Students to Hack to Improve City Life
Published Sept 20, 2018
More than 300 graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University for the latest 36-hour HopHacks, a marathon session challenging students to come up with... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore Students to Take ‘Wakanda Challenge’ at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Event
Published Sept 20, 2018
At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the nation’s largest gathering of black elected officials, about 100 students from Baltimore City’s Dunbar High School will participate... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Consumers Cite Health Concerns, Cost As Reasons They Eat Less Meat
Published Sept 20, 2018
Two out of every three participants in a U.S. consumer survey report that they are eating less of at least one type of meat, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Hurricane Experts Available
Published Sept 20, 2018
Johns Hopkins Hurricane Experts Available. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School Program Awarded $20.5 Million From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Focus on Urban Youth and Reproductive Health
Published Sept 20, 2018
A global program that addresses the reproductive health needs of people living in poor urban communities has been awarded a $20.5-million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
More Daytime Sleepiness, More Alzheimer’s Disease
Published Sept 20, 2018
A study of aging adults shows that those who report being very sleepy during the day were nearly three times more likely than those who didn’t to have brain deposits of beta amyloid, a protein that’s... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Commentary: More Malaria Nets Likely Needed Between Campaigns
Published Sept 20, 2018
A new study published in the Lancet journal EClinical Medicine suggests that more mosquito nets are likely needed between mass campaigns to keep malaria cases in check. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Former Sen. Mikulski releases statement on the death of John McCain
Published Sept 20, 2018
Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., has released a statement on the death Saturday of her friend and colleague Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
The Long-Term Financial Toll Of Breast Cancer
Published Sept 20, 2018
The financial fallout from breast cancer can last years after diagnosis, particularly for those with lymphedema, a common side effect from treatment, causing cumulative and cascading economic consequences... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Tamar Mendelson Named Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Published Sept 20, 2018
Associate Professor Tamar Mendelson, PhD, an expert in adolescent mental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
JHU Partners with Tsinghua for New Engineering Graduate Program
Published Sept 20, 2018
A new program will allow students to earn graduate degrees from both the Johns Hopkins University’s top-ranked Department of Biomedical Engineering and the world’s No. 1 engineering school, Tsinghua... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Study Reveals Broad 'Genetic Architectures' of Traits and Diseases
Published Sept 20, 2018
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a powerful method for characterizing the broad patterns of genetic contributions to traits and diseases. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Elderly Patients On Dialysis Have A High Risk Of Dementia
Published Sept 20, 2018
Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Support Increases When Opioid 'Safe Consumption Sites' Called 'Overdose Prevention Sites'
Published Sept 20, 2018
“Safe consumption sites,” where people can use pre-obtained drugs with medically trained personnel on hand to treat overdoses, garner higher public support when they are called “overdose prevention... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Keeping it cool: The Parker Solar Probe’s high-performance heat shield
Published Sept 20, 2018
Media advisory: Background for reporters on the heat shield that will protect NASA's Parker Solar Probe as it swoops through the solar atmosphere, less than 4 million miles from the surface of the sun. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University Leads New Research Partnership
Published Sept 20, 2018
Johns Hopkins University has been awarded up to $30 million to lead a consortium of three Mid-Atlantic universities that will work together on research projects with the National Institute of Standards... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Microbes Go Dark To Stay Warm in Cooler Climates
Published Sept 20, 2018
Microorganisms in colder climates darken themselves to capture more heat from the sun and improve their ability to survive, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Sequencing A Malaria Mosquito's Motherline
Published Sept 20, 2018
A team led by scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has sequenced and annotated the first complete mitochondrial genome of Anopheles funestus, one of the main vectors of malaria... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Oppose Cuts to SNAP Program
Published Sept 20, 2018
A majority of registered voters oppose recent efforts to scale back Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits and believe the government should be doing more to meet the needs of people... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Where Martian Dust Comes From
Published Sept 20, 2018
The dust that coats much of the surface of Mars originates largely from a single thousand-kilometer-long geological formation near the Red Planet’s equator, scientists have found. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
What Would Your Dog Do to Help If You Were Upset? Quite a Bit, Study Finds
Published Sept 20, 2018
Dogs are thought to be very aware of people’s emotions, but if a pup’s owner was really upset, would it actually go out of its way to offer help and comfort? Some not only will, a new study found,... / News from The Johns Hopkins University