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Associated Press
July 20, 2009
Stem cells in sutures enhance healing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that biomedical engineering students from the Whiting School of Engineering have demonstrated a practical way to embed a patient's own adult stem cells in the surgical thread that doctors use to repair serious orthopedic injuries such as ruptured tendons.

New Kerala (India)
July 21, 2009
Stem cells can be embedded in sutures to promote healing
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have shown that it is possible to embed surgical thread with a patient's own adult stem cells to promote healing, and reduce the likelihood of re-injury without changing the surgical procedure itself.

CNN.com
July 20, 2009
Saving black marriages: Does it take a village?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin commented in this article.

WYPR
July 20, 2009
Midday with Dan Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astronomer Richard Conn Henry shared memories of the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing.

MSNBC
July 21, 2009
YOUR MOONSHOT MEMORIES
Johns Hopkins angle: A collection of people's memories involving Neil Armstrong's July 20, 1969 walk in the moon included reminiscences from Ron Holland, who worked at Johns Hopkins and at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

The Washington Post
July 20, 2009
“Money from Taxpayers’ Pockets”
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School, writes in the Post’s “On Leadership” blog about the turnarounds of certain banks and hedge funds and how these companies should respond to a public backlash against these profits. 

Myrtle Beach Sun News
July 21, 2009
Distracted Driving Growing
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions research by Krieger School psychologist Steve Yantis, who conducted studies that reveal that the brain cannot pay equal attention to several demands simultaneously.

Washington Post
July 21, 2009
Hospitals Tally Their Avoidable Mistakes
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on medical errors in hospitals includes quotes from Sorrel King, mother of a child who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Reuters Health
July 20, 2009
Salt may be culprit for uncontrolled blood pressure
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on research by Lawrence J. Appel of the School of Medicine.

USA Today
July 20, 2009
Jupiter gets bashed by something from space
Johns Hopkins angle: Brief mentions astrophysicist Hal Weaver of the Applied Physics Lab.

Science Now!
July 20, 2009
Jupiter's Been Hit!
Johns Hopkins angle: Hal Weaver, an astrophysicist from the Applied Physics Lab, is quoted.

The Telegraph (UK)
July 21, 2009
Pollution from inner city during pregnancy can reduce intelligence, research suggests
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrick Breysse, an environmental health specialist at the School of Public Health, commented in this story.

Los Angeles Times
July 20, 2009
How to find an allergist
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that Robert Wood, a pediatric allergist from the School of Medicine, authored "Food Allergies for Dummies."

Wilmington News-Journal
July 21, 2009
AIG speeds up spinoff of Wilmington division
Johns Hopkins angle: Phillip Phan of the Carey Business School comments in this article.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
July 20, 2009
Protea to hire 25 employees for heart test
Johns Hopkins angle: The test is based on research of the human protein albumin by Jennifer Van Eyk of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2009
More signal move to Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the Defense Information Systems Agency hired 50 people from the thousands who flooded a June 13 job fair at the Applied Physics Lab.

New Kerala (India)
July 21, 2009
Novel discovery may lead to new cancer treatments
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article about research led by scientists from the University of California included comments from William Matsui of the School of Medicine.

Pennlive.com
July 20, 2009
After swine flu scare, youth camp starts second session at Dickinson College
Johns Hopkins angle: A second session of the Center for Talented Youth camp at Dickinson College in Carlisle started smoothly Sunday, less than two weeks after a rash of flu-like symptoms raised concerns of swine flu and shut down the camp's first session. Charles Beckman of CTY was quoted.

Plattsburgh Press Republican
July 21, 2009
Budgets tough on summer schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Article notes that research by sociologists here and elsewhere strongly indicates the academic achievement gap widens over the summer.

HealthandAge.com
July 21, 2009
Strong Language Skills May Decrease Alzheimer Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Brief story reports on research from the School of Medicine that found that females who had strong language skills as young adults were less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as they aged.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2009
Single-track minds
Johns Hopkins angle: This Baltimore Sun editorial about Baltimore's proposed Red Line light rail expansion questioned why the Maryland Transit Administration would seriously entertain the idea of returning to the bad old days of single-tracking with the proposed 14-mile, east-west Red Line from Woodlawn to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Cape Gazette (Rehobeth, Del.)
July 21, 2009
Rehoboth Art League members' art exhibition opens July 24
Johns Hopkins angle: The art of Maryland photographer Phyllis Berger, coordinator of the photography program at the university and a lecturer in museum studies and the master of liberal arts programs, will be showcased.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2009
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Football coach Jim Margraff announced a pair of changes to his staff.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2009
Sandra Caplan
Johns Hopkins angle: For years, Caplan was director of volunteers at the hospital.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 21, 2009
Obituary: Karen Myres / Former president of the Executive Women's Council
Johns Hopkins angle: Myres received a master's degree from the university.

Washington Post
July 21, 2009
Obituaries: Joseph C. Kordella
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for civil engineer and former Montgomery County director of public works who attended Johns Hopkins in the 1930s.


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USA Today
July 21, 2009
New iPhone apps classes let you learn, test and earn
There's an app for just about anything, or so Apple says. And colleges and universities across the country are taking notice, offering courses in programming iPhone applications to computer-related majors. The courses represent a new path of study for many colleges and universities recognizing the longevity of smartphones and social media, college professors say.

New York Times – Economix blog
July 20, 2009
Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?
Forget U.S. News’s academic rankings. For some prospective college freshmen, here’s the important question: Will I make more money if I go to Harvard, or if I go to Harvey Mudd? PayScale, a site that collects data on salaries for different professions, argues that it can help students answer that question.

Washington Post
July 21, 2009
Harvard Professor Arrested At Home
Henry Louis Gates Jr., one of the nation's most prominent African American scholars, was arrested last week at his home near Harvard University after trying to force open the locked front door.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 21, 2009
In California Budget Deal, Bad News for Colleges in 2010
California officials reached a budget agreement late Monday that in closing a $26-billion gap will cause immediate damage to the state's colleges and universities, leading to restricted admissions, reduced salaries for faculty and staff members, and sharply higher tuition.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 21, 2009
Medical Students Assail Research Universities Over Drug-Exclusivity Bill
Two groups that represent tens of thousands of students involved in medical research are criticizing the Association of American Universities for endorsing a proposed federal law that would guarantee drug companies 12 years of exclusivity to sell certain kinds of drugs and vaccines they develop.

Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster Blog
July 20, 2009
5 colleges whose architecture echoes Harry Potter's Hogwarts
The inherent creepiness of Gothic architecture is a given in the "Harry Potter" movies, but there's also an undercurrent of romanticism at work -- a romanticism for higher education and the monastic pursuit of knowledge. Tapping into that vein, a website called Applywise, devoted to the college admissions process, has formulated a list of five U.S. campuses reminiscent of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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