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Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
December 16, 2010
Gene Research Brings Insight Into Deadly Childhood Brain Tumor
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News piece reports that a team led by Victor Velculescu of the School of Medicine has unraveled the genetic code for the most common type of brain cancer in children.

The Scientist
December 16, 2010
Fewer mutations in kids' cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center who conducted a study of the genetic map of brain tumors in children found that those tumors have many fewer mutations than similar tumors in adults -- meaning it may some day be easier to treat them.

Windsor Star (Canada)
December 17, 2010
Child brain cancer different, scan finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center who conducted a study of the genetic map of brain tumors in children found that those tumors have many fewer mutations than similar tumors in adults -- meaning it may some day be easier to treat them.

Post Chronicle (Reuters)
December 17, 2010
Gene Scan Shows Childhood Brain Cancer Is Different
Johns Hopkins angle: A study by researchers at the School of Medicine of the genetic map of brain tumors in children shows they have many fewer mutations than similar tumors in adults -- meaning it may someday be easier to treat them, researchers reported on Thursday. Victor Velculescu is quoted in this Reuters piece.

OneIndia (ANI)
December 17, 2010
Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports that the genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer and a leading killer of children with cancer, have been decoded by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Quoted is Victor Velculescu, associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

CNN.com
December 16, 2010
Oregon Sen. Wyden to undergo surgery next week
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNN story reports that Oregon Senator Wyden will undergo prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital next week.

Wall Street Journal Blogs
December 16, 2010
Sen. Wyden to Undergo Prostate Cancer Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Oregon Senator Wyden will undergo prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital next week.

The Weekly Standard
December 16, 2010
Ron Wyden to Miss Votes Because of Prostate Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Oregon Senator Wyden will undergo surgery for prostate cancer next week at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Eugene Register-Guard (AP)
December 17, 2010
Sen. Wyden to undergo prostate cancer surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Oregon Sen. Wyden will undergo prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Monday.

Bloomberg
December 16, 2010
Lawmaker Wyden to Have Cancer Surgery, Likely to Miss Votes
Johns Hopkins angle: Oregon Senator Wyden will undergo prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital next week.

Slate Magazine
December 16, 2010
Sen. Ron Wyden Has Early Stage Prostate Cancer, Will Miss Votes
Johns Hopkins angle: Oregon Senator Wyden has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery next week at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Gant Daily (Pa.)
December 17, 2010
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This All Headline News story reports that Sen. Wyden will undergo prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Monday.

New York Times
December 16, 2010
Elite Colleges Continue to Fill Slots Early
Johns Hopkins angle: This college admissions blog post features a chart showing early admissions figures. The accompanying column estimates that approximately 40 percent of Johns Hopkins’ next freshman class has been admitted.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
December 17, 2010
Kidney Disease Could Be More Deadly for Kids With Lupus
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports that children and adults with kidney disease caused by the autoimmune disease lupus have a higher risk of death than those with other types of kidney disease, according to a study led by Sangeeta Sule, a pediatric nephrologist and lupus expert at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

United Press International
December 16, 2010
Hospital shootings rare, assaults frequent
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story reports that a study led by Gabor Kelen and Christina Catlett of the School of Medicine found that shootings in hospitals are rare but the rate of other assaults is four times that of other workplaces.

Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2010
Alcohol ads seem by more youths in recent years
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item calls attention to a new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The center’s director, David H. Jernigan, is quoted.

Forbes Blogs
December 17, 2010
Have Yourself A Very Prohibitionary Christmas!
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Great Falls Tribune (Montana)
December 17, 2010
Chinook Winds perform Christmas favorites today at the Rainbow
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that clarinetist Allison Sontz attended the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
December 16, 2010
Details of convention center and arena proposal released
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the proposed Baltimore's Convention Center project states that “other major local projects in that price range include the $1.1 billion hospital expansion that Johns Hopkins Medicine is completing in East Baltimore.”

Daily Times (Delaware)
December 17, 2010
Enterlin will add an arm at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Jake Enterlin has made a verbal commitment to attend Johns Hopkins University next year.

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Boston.com
December 16, 2010
Delaware man pleads guilty to duping Harvard
A 24-year-old Delaware man was ordered Thursday to repay Harvard nearly $46,000 after pleading guilty to larceny, identity fraud and other charges for faking his way into the Ivy League school.

Inside Higher Education
December 17, 2010
More Tuition Struggles Projected
While relatively few private colleges experienced net tuition revenue declines in the years preceding the economic crisis, about 15 percent are projecting stagnant or falling revenues for the 2011 fiscal year, Moody’s Investors Service reported Thursday.

Bloomberg.com
December 15, 2010
Harvard Says Steven Hyman to Step Down as Provost (Update1)
Harvard University Provost Steven Hyman will step down at the end of the academic year after almost a decade of using his post to promote collaborative research. Hyman, a neurobiologist, was director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from 1996 to 2001.

Bloomberg
December 16, 2010
New York City Seeks University Partner for Engineering Research Institute
New York City is looking for a university partner to help create a private applied-science research facility to attract engineers from around the world. The offer, part of a long-term economic strategy, promises an unspecified capital investment and possibly a city-owned site such as Governors Island to attract technology business and create jobs, officials said.

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