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March 11, 2009
Md. Groups Applaud Stem Cell Reversal
Johns Hopkins angle: MSNBC picks up affiliate WBAL-TV's story on the positive reaction of researchers and patients at Johns Hopkins to President Obama's reversal of Bush administration stem cell research restrictions.

International Herald Tribune (Paris)
March 10, 2009
Danish PM seen as strong contender for NATO job
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Hamilton of SAIS comments on reports that Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh
Rasmussen is emerging as a front-runner to be the next head of NATO.

The Daily Beast
March 11, 2009
The Lady Who Warmed Up the Cold War
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog entry is an excerpt from "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan," written by
James Mann, author-in-residence at SAIS.

Maryland Daily Record
March 11, 2009
Hopkins’ Hanke: Things getting worse, but more slowly
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Steve Hanke, WSE professor of Applied Economics, as saying the recession is significant, but not as bad as the Great Depression.
March 10, 2009
Letter urges Obama to push for democracy in Mideast
Johns Hopkins angle: Prominent scholars and experts, including Francis Fukuyama of SAIS, have signed a
letter urging President Obama to adopt strong policies backing democracy in the Middle East.

South Asian Women's Forum
March 10, 2009
Image-guided stem cell therapy helps fight peripheral arterial disease
Johns Hopkins angle: The article includes comments from Frank Wacker, an interventional radiologist,
and Dara L. Kraitchman, a veterinary radiologist, both faculty members in the SoM.

Therapeutics Daily
March 11, 2009
IR Enabling Stem Cell Delivery, Improving Outcomes in PAD, OB
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports on research results presented at a scientific conference by
Dara Kraitchman, an associate professor at the SoM.

March 9, 2009
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is Shrinking
Johns Hopkins angle: APL physicist Andrew Cheng is quoted regarding wind speeds on Jupiter.

Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2009
Governor O'Malley picks up the guitar
Johns Hopkins angle: Column mentions posters in Levering Hall at Homewood, one promoting responsible
drinking and the other soliciting research subjects who have used psychedelic drugs.

Wall Street Journal
March 11, 2009
A Cosmic Question: How to Get Rid Of All That Orbiting Space Junk?
Johns Hopkins angle: Page One story mentions APL-conducted feasibility studies into using "junk-zapping
lasers" and "garbage-collecting rockets" to clean up orbital trash.

March 11, 2009
Midday with Dan Rodricks 
Johns Hopkins angle: Edward Wallach, director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is scheduled to be a guest at noon today in a discussion of the so-called "Octomom" issue. Audio of the program should be available later on the Midday Web site.

Red Orbit News
March 10, 2009
Protein key to eye development identified
Johns Hopkins angle: The article quotes Seth Blackshaw, an assistant professor in the SoM, who led a
study that identified a protein that regulates how light-sensing nerve cells form in the retina.

New York Times
March 11, 2009
Europeans Debate Castration of Sex Offenders
Johns Hopkins angle: Fred S. Berlin, founder of the Sexual Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins, is

Times of India
March 11, 2009
Low vitamin D may cause heart disease 
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on JHU-led study finding that teens with lower levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes and are significantly more likely to have high blood pressure. Author Jared Reis of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted.

The New York Post
March 10, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: The newspaper reports that Dr. Malcolm Lloyd, a Johns Hopkins and Dartmouth-trained physician, will appear on "Good Morning America" to talk about the health benefits of daily drinking.
March 11, 2009
Pushing one love
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on HIV prevention efforts includes comments from Richard Delate, country program director for Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa.

Advance for Health Information Professionals
March 11, 2009
A Registry is Born
Johns Hopkins angle: The article refers to the Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry at Johns Hopkins

Drug Discovery News
March 2009 Issue
The unusual suspect
Johns Hopkins angle: The article focuses on new research coming out of Duke University Medical Center
and JHU related to malignant glioma, a dangerous kind of brain tumor.

The Irrawady (Burma and Southeast Asia)
March 11, 2009
Economists Criticize Tripartite Core Group
Johns Hopkins angle: The article includes a comment on Burmese cyclone relief problems, derived from a
study by the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the SoPH.

March 10, 2009
Noninvasive Hep C Test Nearly as Good as a Biopsy
Johns Hopkins angle: The accuracy of this testing method was evaluated by Gregory Kirk, an assistant
professor of epidemiology in the SoPH.

March 10, 2009
Maryland's TEDCO awards $350K plus to researchers
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that some of Maryland's latest TEDCO University Technology
Development Fund awards will go to researchers from JHU and APL.

The Wall Street Journal
March 11, 2009
A Psychiatrist's Alter Eg Noted Jazzman
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentions Denny Zeitlin, a former Johns Hopkins medical student, who is
also an accomplished jazz musician.

Louisville Courier Journal
March 11, 2009
Tide of suicides rises in a tough time
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions Johns Hopkins research on an increase in U.S. suicides.

Pretoria News (South Africa)
March 11, 2009
Urgent steps needed to curb killer bacteria 
Johns Hopkins angle: Orin Levine, an expert at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in a story on pneumococcal bacteria, which puts children in Africa especially at risk.

Reno Gazette Journal
March 11, 2009
What seniors should know about preventing type 2 diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: The story cites the 2009 Johns Hopkins White Paper on Diabetes.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13, 2009
For Some, Hard Times Make Hiring Easier
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned alongside Brown and Harvard as universities that have
cut spending and instituted hiring freezes due to the economic crisis.
March 10, 2009
This Scholarship's Not For You
Johns Hopkins angle: The column is written by a father whose daughter was accepted to Johns Hopkins.

The Times West Virginian
March 11, 2009
WVU can now move forward with long-term plans and goals
Johns Hopkins angle: The story reports that James Clements, who earned a master of science degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins, has been named president of West Virginia University.

Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2009
Despite team's slow start, Mount defense pulls out all the stops
Johns Hopkins angle: College lacrosse column mentions that, because of injuries, the Blue Jays may have
to use a freshman to face off in Saturday's game at Syracuse.

Bethany Beach Wave (Del.)
March 11, 2009
Area deaths
Johns Hopkins angle: Includes obituary for retired Lt. Col. August Richard Wolz, who held bachelor's
and master's degrees in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins.

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