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Wall Street’s Bill Miller Commits Record $75 Million to Philosophy Department
Published Jan 17, 2018
Legendary investor William H. “Bill” Miller III has committed a record $75 million to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Philosophy, believed to be by far the largest ever to a university... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Hot Spot Policing Focused on Guns Is Most Effective Strategy for Reducing Gun Violence in Baltimore, Study Finds
Published Jan 17, 2018
A Baltimore program that assigns detectives to work in neighborhoods at high risk for gun violence was more effective at reducing gun violence in Baltimore than other initiatives, a new study finds. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Climate Scientist Available to Talk About the Cold Wave Sweeping Part of the United States and the Monster East Coast Winter Storm
Published Jan 17, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Climate Scientist Available to Talk About the Cold Wave Sweeping Part of the United States and the Monster East Coast Winter Storm / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Perspective: Let’s Put the ‘Ph’ Back in Science PhD Programs
Published Jan 17, 2018
Today’s graduate biomedical science education system is in need of comprehensive reform, two researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health argue in a new paper. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Engineering Students Build Custom Walker for Special Needs Toddler
Published Jan 17, 2018
Santa’s helpers made a visit to the Port Deposit, Maryland, family this week, delivering a gift that promises to make their holiday season especially happy and bright: a walker that was custom-designed... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
MEDIA ADVISORY: Graveside Commemoration of Mr. Johns Hopkins Marks 144th Anniversary of his Death
Published Jan 17, 2018
On Dec. 23, Johns Hopkins employees, alumni, students and friends will attend the annual graveside observance honoring the founder of the university and health system, Mr. Johns Hopkins. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Diet Rich in Apples and Tomatoes May Help Repair Lungs of Ex-Smokers, Study Suggests
Published Jan 17, 2018
A study found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Secrets of Ancient Egypt May Spark Better Fuel Cells for Tomorrow’s Cars
Published Jan 17, 2018
To make modern-day fuel cells less expensive and more powerful, a team led by Johns Hopkins chemical engineers has drawn inspiration from the ancient Egyptian tradition of gilding. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
BLocal Businesses Invest Millions in Unprecedented Build, Hire, Buy, Effort
Published Jan 17, 2018
Twenty-five Baltimore-area companies that came together to help increase economic opportunities for local businesses and residents today announced that they not only met the goal they set for the three-year... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Scientists Probe Mystery of Spider Web-Spinning
Published Jan 17, 2018
Johns Hopkins University biologist Andrew Gordus is conducting a leg-by-leg analysis of a spider building its web in hopes of unlocking secrets of behavior: how is it shaped by genetics, how is it a response... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Welcomes 1st Members of Class of 2022
Published Jan 17, 2018
An impressive group of 610 high school students who applied for early admission to Johns Hopkins University were offered admission today, making them the first members of the undergraduate Class of 2022. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Coalition Seeks to Increase Transparency on Life Science Career Prospects
Published Jan 17, 2018
Nine U.S. research universities, incliuding Johns Hopkins, and a major cancer institute announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Warning Labels Can Help Reduce Soda Consumption and Obesity, New Study Suggests
Published Jan 17, 2018
Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages can lower obesity and overweight prevalence, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
University Statement on Divestment from Major Coal Producers
Published Jan 17, 2018
The Johns Hopkins University will divest from separately managed investments in thermal coal following a vote from its board of trustees. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Tracking Climate Changes – Neighborhood by Neighborhood
Published Jan 17, 2018
A Johns Hopkins University climate scientist and her research team have launched a project to measure neighborhood to neighborhood climate differences in Baltimore, an effort that she hopes will alert... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
JHU Finds Why We Can’t Always Stop What We’ve Started
Published Jan 17, 2018
When we try to stop a body movement at the last second, perhaps to keep ourselves from stepping on what we just realized was ice, we can’t always do it — and Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Children on Sex Offender Registries at Greater Risk for Suicide Attempts, Study Suggests
Published Jan 17, 2018
Study finds that children who were legally required to register as sex offenders were at greater risk for harm, including suicide attempts and sexual assault, compared to a group of children were not required... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Opioid Crisis: Criminal Justice Referrals Miss Treatment Opportunities, Study Suggests
Published Jan 17, 2018
Medication treatment, usually consisting of methadone or buprenorphine, both of which are opioids, helps control symptoms of withdrawal and cravings that can cause relapse. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Scientists Explain Rudolph, Grinch, Scrooge
Published Jan 17, 2018
This festive season, Johns Hopkins University researchers dug deep into their reserves of scientific expertise to explain how these unexplainable plot lines in holiday classics like Rudolph the Red Nosed... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Shares $3 Million Breakthrough Prize
Published Jan 17, 2018
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Charles L. Bennett of Johns Hopkins University has been named a recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work that established the Standard Model... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
MEDIA ADVISORY: Leaders to Address Issues Facing Cities
Published Jan 17, 2018
Leaders representing about 45 U.S. cities and urban scholars will convene to discuss new research on critical issues for metro areas during the 21st Century Neighborhoods: Research. Leadership. Transformation... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Male Circumcision, Antiviral Drugs Appear To Sharply Reduce HIV Infection Rate
Published Jan 17, 2018
A steep drop in the local incidence of new HIV infections accompanied the rollout of a U.S.-funded anti-HIV program in a large East African population.   / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Range of Opioid Prescribers Play Important Role in Epidemic, Study Finds
Published Jan 17, 2018
A cross-section of opioid prescribers that typically do not prescribe large volumes of opioids, including primary care physicians, and surgeons, frequently prescribe opioids to high-risk patients, according... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Genetic Mutation Could, If Altered, Boost FluMist Vaccine’s Effectiveness, Research Suggests
Published Jan 17, 2018
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered a genetic mutation in the FluMist intranasal flu vaccine that has the potential to be altered to enhance the vaccine’s protective... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
A Neighborhood’s Quality Influences Children’s Behaviors Through Teens, Study Suggests
Published Jan 17, 2018
The quality of the neighborhood where a child grows up has a significant impact on the number of problem behaviors they display during elementary and teenage years, a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins