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Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2009
Study: Teens with low vitamin D more likely to have high blood pressure, high blood sugar
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article focuses on research led by Jared Reis of the SoPH.

Fox News
March 12, 2009
Teenage Woes May Be Due to Lack of Sunshine Vitamin
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters article focuses on research led by Jared Reis of the SoPH.

Red Orbit
March 12, 2009
1 In 7 Teens Deficient In Vitamin D
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Jared P. Reis, Ph.D., post-doctoral research fellow at SoPH.

Ivanhoe Newswire
March 12, 2009
Freezing Kidney Tumors: Treatment of Choice
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Christos Georgiades of the SoM.

BBC News Online (U.K.)
March 12, 2009
Disability no barrier to gaming
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions a system developed by APL researchers Jacob Vogelstein and Robert Armiger, who hope to use games like Guitar Hero to train people to use prosthetic limbs.

U.S. News & World Report Online
March 11, 2009
Alzheimer's Care: How Copper Ridge Nursing Home Gets It Right
Johns Hopkins angle: As part of its "Best Nursing Homes" coverage, the magazine reports on Copper Ridge Institute, an Alzheimer's research and education outfit affiliated with the SoM's Neuropsychiatry and Memory Group.

Daily Record
March 12, 2009
JHU med school prof recognized
Johns Hopkins angle: Brief cites JHU School of Medicine professor Jeremy Nathan, winner of the Edward M. Scolnick Prize

Boston Globe
March 12, 2009
Report: 12 states made gains in HS graduation rate
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press reports on a new JHU report that concluded that the  national high school graduation rate remained flat at 75 percent between 2002 and 2006, while 12 states made substantial gains.

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)
March 12, 2009
Tennessee: State top gainer in graduates
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that Tennessee’s high school graduation rate improved more than any other state’s in a new report by JHU researchers.

Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii)
March 12, 2009
Graduation report ranks Hawaii high
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that new Johns Hopkins research places Hawaii among the top states in the nation to show great improvement in high school graduation rates.

CNN.COM
March 12, 2009
Donation chain has led to 10 kidney transplants
Johns Hopkins angle: NEJM report on a still-ongoing “daisy chain” of kidney transplants, some of which took place at Johns Hopkins Hospital. SoM’s Robert Montgomery is quoted.

The Washington Post
March 12, 2009
3rd Reactor Would Hurt Air Quality, Residents Say
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes former Johns Hopkins biochemist Norman Meadow.

Daily Record
March 12, 2009
Gay marriage backers, foes face off again in state Senate committee
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Chris Beyrer, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights.

WUSA-TV Channel 9 (Washington, D.C.)
March 12,2009
Gay Marriage Debate Reignites In Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated press article quotes Chris Beyrer, the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights.

Lafayette Daily Advertiser (Louisiana)
March 12, 2009
Study: Behavioral problems rise with TV viewing
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentions a JHU study that found that by the time a child is 5 and a half, those who've regularly watched more than two hours of TV daily are much more likely to exhibit behavior problems.

Maryland Business Gazette
March 11, 2009
Business leaders uniting to advocate ‘Science City' vision
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about plans for “Science City” mentions that JHU’s 40-acre campus will be in the heart of the project, along with its 108-acre Belward Farm on Darnestown and Muddy Branch Roads.

Consortium News
March 12, 2009
Israel Lobby Knocks Out Freeman
Johns Hopkins angle: Commentary penned by Melvin Goodman, an adjunct KSAS professor.

NewsFactor Network
March 12, 2009
China As an Innovator, Not Just an Imitator
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions Shiyi Chen, a chaired professor of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins who is now dean at Peking University's College of Engineering,

EarthSky/Earth & Sky Radio Series
March 12, 2009
The first contact with inner Earth
Johns Hopkins angle: Interview with KSAS geologist Bruce Marsh, about the first-ever discovery of magma in situ in Hawaii and why it’s such an opportunity for scientists.

Salon.com
March 12, 2009
PBS's latest infomercial
Johns Hopkins angle: The article refers to research by Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Diana Vargas.

Cumberland Times-News (Md.)
March 11, 2009
State police veteran heading university force
Johns Hopkins angle: The newspaper reports that Frostburg State University has chosen Cynthia Smith, who holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from JHU's Police Executive Leadership Program, as the next chief of University Police at Frostburg State.

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