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TopNews (India)
December 10, 2009
''Mini'' transplant may safely reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults
Johns Hopkins angle: "Mini" stem cell transplantation may safely reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults, according to a preliminary study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins, according to this ANI story.

AZCentral.com
December 10, 2009
Transplant cures adult sickle cell
Johns Hopkins angle: A team from the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University reports in today's New England Journal of Medicine that it has developed a much less toxic bone-marrow transplant procedure and used it to cure nine of the first 10 sickle cell patients studied.

Maryland Business Gazette
December 10, 2009
Drunken driving back on the legislative agenda
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the October death of 20-year-old JHU undergraduate, Miriam Frankl, who was struck walking across the street by a driver under the influence of alcohol.

Washington Post Blogs
December 10, 2009
First Click Maryland: MoCo lawmakers to try again on drunk driving law
Johns Hopkins angle: This political news brief mentions the October death of a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate after she was struck by a driver under the influence of alcohol.

Discovery News
December 9, 2009
Children Can Inherit Mom's Abuse-Altered Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Cynthia Wolberger of the School of Medicine comments in this piece.

United Press International
December 9, 2009
Potential breast cancer marker identified
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University scientists, led by Venu Raman of the School of Medicine and working with mice, say they've shown a specific protein might be a marker for breast cancer cells.

U.S. News & World Report
December 9, 2009
States Compete for Obama School Reform Funds
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Slavin, director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 9, 2009
A Baltimore charity event where nobody's out for anything
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins spokesman Gary Stephenson is quoted in this Laura Vozzella column about gift cards.

The Money Times (UPI)
December 10, 2009
New gene therapy and stem cells save limbs
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports that Johns Hopkins University medical researchers, led by Gregg Semenza of the School of Medicine, say blood vessel blockage can lead to low blood flow, resulting in low oxygen, that can kill cells and tissues. Such blockages can require amputation resulting in loss of limbs. The researchers used mice to develop therapies that increase blood flow.

Orange County Register
December 9, 2009
Famed scientist leaves UCI directorship
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that prominent stem cell scientist Peter Donovan was recruited to UCI from Johns Hopkins.

Monterey County Herald
December 10, 2009
Government to test hormone boost in men
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrick Walsh of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Red Orbit
December 9, 2009
Chopper Drop Tests New Technology
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that a special crash test dummy was supplied by APL.

Frederick News-Post
December 10, 2009
When not doing laundry
Johns Hopkins angle: This little feature story focuses on Nobel Prize winner Carol Greider of the School of Medicine.

Saudi Gazette
December 10, 2009
Brazil, Argentina rift now widening
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of the School of Advanced International Studies comments in this story.

Belleville News Democrat
December 10, 2009
Cancer cases and death rates declining
Johns Hopkins angle: Fizan Abdullah, a pediatric surgeon at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, comments in this story.

The Daily Advertiser (La.)
December 10, 2009
Here's to your health searches
Johns Hopkins angle: Aaron Watkins, director of e-strategy and Web services at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted.

WTKR (Hampton Roads, Va.)
December 9, 2009
Hampton names first female city manager
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Bunting earned a bachelor of arts degree from JHU.

Libertyville Review
December 10, 2009
Determination fuels Seals' third try for congressional seat
Johns Hopkins angle: Dan Seals earned a master's degree at SAIS.

California Chronicle
December 10, 2009
Personality Test: Musician Tony DePaolis
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story, musician Tony DePaolis attended Johns Hopkins University.



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Associated Press
December 10, 2009
Pell Grant program faces shortfall
The Pell Grant program for needy college students is facing a massive shortfall as the country's bleak job market drives people back to school.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 9, 2009
Compromise Budget Bill Would Increase Pell Grant and Funds for NIH and NSF
The omnibus bill, which still needs approval by Congress, also increases appropriations for programs for disadvantaged and first-generation college students.

New York Times
December 10, 2009
College Dropouts Cite Low Money and High Stress
Most people leave college because they have trouble going to school while working to support themselves.

Wall Street Journal
December 10, 2009
Pakistan Arrests Five Missing Americans
Howard University has confirmed that one of the five college-age men arrested in Pakistan was enrolled for the fall term. The men had left the U.S., possibly to join an Islamic extremist group.

Voice of America
December 9, 2009
Recession Bargain-Hunting Spreads to Colleges
Once dismissed as lowly junior colleges in urban areas where students could walk or take public transit, two-year colleges are attracting students who would normally enroll in four-year private or state universities.

Inside Higher Ed
December 10, 2009
Upgraded in Down Economy
A handful of private colleges see bond ratings improve during the financial crisis, crediting conservative budgeting and building reserves.

Inside Higher Ed
December 10, 2009
Slight Rebound for Endowments
Preliminary study suggests that after steep drop in last half of 2008, college investments edged upward in first half of 2009. Overall decline -- 19 percent -- would be biggest in 35 years.

Washington Post
December 10, 2009
Rifle jammed during shooting
Anger over a poor grade drove Jason M. Hamilton to target his college math teacher with a hunting rifle, and only a gun jam prevented him from getting off extra shots in a full classroom.

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