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New York Times
August 17, 2009
DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show
Johns Hopkins angle: Gail H. Javitt of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted
in this story that reports that scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA
evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2009
Medicare offers lessons for national health care reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by John Burton,a professor of medicine and director of the
Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center and Consortium.

New York Times (AP)
August 17, 2009
Afghan Candidate Pushes Anti-Corruption Platform
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani has taught at Johns
Hopkins University, among other institutions.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2009
Snoring is more than loud, it's a sign of a health risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes a study led by Naresh M. Punjabi of the School of Medicine that concludes
that severe nightly episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep - commonly known as sleep apnea - double the
risk of death for middle-age men.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (HealthDay News)
August 18, 2009
Sleep Apnea Raises Risk of Death, Especially for Men: Report
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story describes a study led by Naresh M. Punjabi of the School of Medicine
that concludes that severe nightly episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep - commonly known as sleep apnea -
double the risk of death for middle-age men.

Bloomberg.com
August 18, 2009
Sleep Apnea Rises With Obesity, Boosts Deaths in Middle-Aged
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story reports on a multi-institution study led by Naresh M. Punjabi, an associate
professor of epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Daily News
August 18, 2009
Johns Hopkins study finds sleep apnea victims 50 percent more likely to die
Johns Hopkins angle: This abbreviated Bloomberg News story reports on a study conducted by researchers at Johns
Hopkins and six other institutions.

Khaleej Times (Dubai, U.AE.)
August 18, 2009
Sleep apnea raises death risk 46 percent
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire service story reports on research led by Naresh M. Punjabi, an associate
professor of epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Mail Online (UK)
August 18, 2009
Men who snore 'are twice as likely to die early': But is noisy sleep a sign of poor health or the cause?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes a study led by Naresh M. Punjabi of the School of Medicine that concludes
that severe nightly episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep - commonly known as sleep apnea - double the
risk of death for middle-age men

Times of the Internet (AFP)
August 18, 2009
Sleep disorders linked to premature deaths: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse story describes a study led by Naresh M. Punjabi of the School of
Medicine that concludes that severe nightly episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep - commonly known as
sleep apnea - double the risk of death for middle-age men.

Marie Claire UK
August 18, 2009
Heavy snorers could have a shorter life expectancy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes a study led by Naresh M. Punjabi of the School of Medicine that concludes
that severe nightly episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep - commonly known as sleep apnea - double the
risk of death for middle-age men.

ABC News
August 18, 2009
In the ER, Baby-Faced Doc Is No Death Sentence
Johns Hopkins angle: A JHu research team led by Elliott Haut, assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Critical
Care Medicine reports that having an experienced trauma surgeon is not necessarily better for you than having one
who is just out of general surgery training -- at least in terms of your survival following a major trauma injury.

Discovery Channel News
August 18, 2009
Marine Worm's Glue May Aid Bone Repair
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Jennifer Elisseeff, a Whiting School associate professor
of biomedical engineering.

Zee News
August 18, 2009
Nanotechnology used for developing new DNA cancer test
Johns Hopkins angle: A team led by Jeff Tza-Huei Wang of the Whiting School of Engineering has developed a highly
sensitive test to look for DNA attachments that are believed to be the early warning symptoms of cancer, according
to this story by ANI.

The Washington Post
August 17, 2009
Pathology Institute Defends Its Turf
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C., quotes Evan
Farmer, a part-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
August 16, 2009
When Henry was in control
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review was written by James Mann, author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies.

The Washington Post
August 18, 2009
Keystone Candidacy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Sen. Arlen Specter mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Mail Online (U.K.)
August 18, 2009
The stem cell stitches that aid recovery after surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on stem cells embedded in sutures to promote improved healing, a project
involving Whiting School biomedical engineering students.

Jacksonville Observer
August 18, 2009
Doctor Shortage May Be Number 1 Health Issue
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, 11 of the top allopathic (conventional medicine) medical schools,
including Harvard and Johns Hopkins, have internal-medicine departments but lack separate family-medicine
departments.

The Washington Post
August 15, 2009
Local Digest/Technology
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that construction has begun on a $60 million space department building at
JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel.

Gazette Newspapers (Maryland)
August 17, 2009
Laurel astronomer has research breakthrough
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the work of Carey Lisse, an astronomer at JHU’s Applied Physics
Laboratory, who was lead author of a study regarding the high-speed impact between two planets in a solar system
similar to ours.

Maryland Daily Record
August 17, 2009
Md. plan for swine flu vaccine depends on manufacturers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes John Bartlett, a professor at the JH School of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record
August 17, 2009
On the Move - Law Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that newly named law firm associate, Ronni H. Monaghan, previously served as
director of institutional research at Johns Hopkins University.

The Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.)
August 18, 2009
The impact of caffeine
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that a Johns Hopkins study suggested that true caffeine addiction and
withdrawal symptoms can occur from drinking as little as one cup per day.

Nhan Dan (Vietnam)
August 18, 2009
Economists tell Vietnam to be fair in providing incentives to investors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on an economic development seminar in Hanoi mentions that James Riedel, an
economics professor at SAIS, participated in the event. 

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2009
Voodoo wedding inspires art show
Johns Hopkins angle: Baltimore-based artist Gil Jawetz is a JHU alumnus.

Jazz Police
August 18, 2009
The Perfect Human Tuning: Jessica Williams and “The Art of the Piano”
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Jessica Williams is a Peabody Conservatory alumna.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2009
Marie Walker, Balto. County schoolteacher
Johns Hopkins angle: Walker earned a master's degree at JHU.

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USA Today
August 18, 2009
Cultural 'Mindset' of freshmen may foil 'Boomer arrogance'
It's time for the annual Beloit College Mindset List, which reminds adults that the incoming crop of freshmen
brings to classrooms a very different frame of reference than their parents'.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2009
Man in custody after threats made at Md. college
A 22-year-old former Montgomery College student is accused of making threats that led to an evacuation of a
building on the Rockville campus Monday morning.

Wall Street Journal
August 18, 2009
Few Gender Differences in a Recession
Women with M.B.A.s have fared during the recession as well as their male counterparts, according to a new study by
New York nonprofit research group Catalyst.

Wall Street Journal – Real Time Economics Blog
August 18, 2009
Spending More Outside Classroom May Pay Dividends in Graduation Rates
Per-student spending on academic support (median is $2,456, but the range is wide), student services ($2,779) and
research ($2,682) has grown more rapidly than spending on instruction ($9,689) at four-year colleges in the U.S.,
according to economists at the Cornell Higher Education Research Institution.

Associated Press
August 18, 2009
Pa. man killed in robbery due to language barrier
A 22-year-od Temple University student from West Africa was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in which he
could not understand a gunman who confronted him in a southwest Philadelphia park.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 17, 2009
Federal Court Throws Out Challenge to U. of Texas Admissions Policy
A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the university's admissions policies were narrowly tailored, especially as
they relate to race, and were thus constitutional.


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