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New Tool for Tracking Cholera Outbreaks Could Make It Easier to Detect and Stop Deadly Epidemics
Published Feb 20, 2019
Algorithms using data from antibody signatures in peoples’ blood may enable scientists to assess the size of cholera outbreaks and identify hotspots of cholera transmission more accurately than ever. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Study Finds Inadequate FDA Oversight of Monitoring of Fentanyl Products
Published Feb 19, 2019
A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests that the FDA and manufacturers did not take action when evidence emerged that potentially lethal fentanyl products were... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Survey: Misunderstanding Food Date Labels Linked With Higher Food Discards
Published Feb 19, 2019
A new survey led by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future is examining U.S. consumer attitudes and behaviors related to food date labels found widespread confusion, leading to unnecessary discards,... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Extreme Makeover: Blue Jay Edition
Published Feb 16, 2019
The Johns Hopkins Blue Jay mascot debuted a new look during a dramatic reveal today at halftime of the men’s lacrosse home opener. With a nod to Hopkins’ excellence in the fields of science and health,... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins to Unveil New, Improved Blue Jay Mascot
Published Feb 15, 2019
The Johns Hopkins University’s Blue Jay mascot will debut a new look during a dramatic reveal Saturday at halftime of the men’s lacrosse home opener. With a nod to Hopkins’ excellence in the fields... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Astrophysicist Brice Ménard receives President’s Frontier Award
Published Feb 13, 2019
Many astronomy researchers benefit from sky surveys containing millions of stars and galaxies observed by telescopes. But Brice Ménard’s colleagues say his imagination and insight make him particularly... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Dangerous School Commutes Lead to Student Absenteeism
Published Feb 13, 2019
The more crime that occurs along a student’s way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Longtime Federal Policy Expert Joins JHU
Published Feb 13, 2019
Cybele Bjorklund, a longtime federal health policy leader, has been appointed vice president for federal strategy, a new position for Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. She joins the university March... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Safe Consumption Sites: Study Identifies Policy Change Strategies and Challenges
Published Feb 13, 2019
A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five U.S. communities. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Rats in Augmented Reality Help Show How the Brain Determines Location
Published Feb 11, 2019
February 11, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chanapa Tantibanchachai Office: 443-997-5056 / Cell: 928-458-9656 chanapa@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps Before the age of GPS, humans had to orient themselves without... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Foreign Affairs Symposium Features Grassroots Activists
Published Feb 11, 2019
A diverse array of activists is slated to visit Johns Hopkins University this semester as part of the annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium. This year’s theme is “Disrupt.” / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Media Advisory: Hundreds of College Students to Gather at Johns Hopkins for Weekend Hackathon
Published Feb 11, 2019
February 11, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shani McPherson Office: 410-516-4778 Cell: 510-393-7159 sprovos1@jhu.edu WHAT: More than 300 graduate and undergraduate students from around the country... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Study: Fatal Opioid-Related Car Crashes in Maryland Hold Steady Over Decade
Published Feb 4, 2019
By limiting analysis to those who died at the scene with opioids in their systems versus those who died later, researchers found no increase despite worsening opioid crisis. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
A New Toolkit For Studying How "PARP" Activity Boosts Cancers
Published Feb 1, 2019
A new method developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is likely to speed the study of an important biological process called ADP-ribosylation. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
JHU Scientists Find New Science Instrument on Mars Curiosity Rover
Published Jan 31, 2019
The Curiosity Rover may have been ambling around the Gale Crater on Mars for nearly seven years but a group at Johns Hopkins University has just found a way to use it for something new: making the first... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
China’s Regulations Unsuccessful in Curbing Methane Emissions
Published Jan 29, 2019
China, already the world’s leading emitter of human-caused greenhouse gases, continues to pump increasing amounts of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere despite tough new regulations on gas... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Care Following Opioid Overdoses in West Virginia Falls Short
Published Jan 29, 2019
Only a small fraction of people who had non-fatal opioid overdoses in West Virginia received treatment in the aftermath, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Johns Hopkins Homewood Museum Tour to Highlight Truths of Slavery
Published Jan 28, 2019
Beginning Feb. 1, the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Museum will replace its traditional guided tour with one that gives equal focus to two enslaved families, the Conners and the Rosses, who supported... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University to Acquire 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Create a Consolidated “Hopkins D.C.” Facility
Published Jan 25, 2019
The Johns Hopkins University's statement regarding the agreement reached between the university and the Freedom Forum, the creator and principal funder of the Newseum. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
West Virginia Study Details Promising Method for Estimating Rural Intravenous Drug Use
Published Jan 24, 2019
Researchers release a new tool to help rural communities understand the resources needed to combat the opioid epidemic / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
MEDIA ADVISORY: JHU Expert Available on Implications of 3-Parent Baby
Published Jan 24, 2019
A 32-year-old Greek woman is reportedly pregnant from an experimental reproductive technique that uses DNA from three people, the result of the first known clinical trial to use the controversial procedure... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
To Halt Malaria Transmission, More Research Focused on Human Behavior Needed
Published Jan 22, 2019
Wherever possible, researchers should not just focus on mosquito behavior when working to eliminate malaria, but must also consider how humans behave at night when the risk of being bitten by an infected... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Divided Nation, United States: Navigating Today’s Partisan Waters
Published Jan 15, 2019
The Johns Hopkins University Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute will sponsor a PBS NewsHour event Divided Nation, United States, to try to uncover how these governors work with their legislatures,... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Fraction of U.S. Outpatient Treatment Centers Offer Medication for Opioid Addiction
Published Jan 15, 2019
Study finds that most substance use disorder treatment facilities still do not offer medication treatment for opioid use disorder. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Demi Lovato’s Overdose Causes Surge in Media, but Few Mentions of Lifesaving Hotline
Published Jan 14, 2019
Demi Lovato’s drug overdose and Anthony Bourdain’s suicide resulted in unequal news coverage of national help hotlines, finds a new study published Jan. 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine. / News from The Johns Hopkins University