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March 30, 2010
Special Report: Fast machines, genes and the future of medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions a DNA blood test for cancer being developed by a team led by Bert Vogelstein, an oncology professor in the School of Medicine. Vogelstein is quoted in the piece.

March 30, 2010
Factbox: New diagnostic tests get personal
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story notes that Qiagen is developing a test looking at variations in a cancer gene PI3K based on studies done at JHU indicating that mutations found in the gene can help identify which patients are most likely to benefit from certain drugs for lung, breast, colorectal and other cancers.

ABC News Health
March 30, 2010
Will Virtual Colonoscopy Detect Colon Cancer or Give It to You?
Johns Hopkins angle: Martin Makary, a cancer surgeon and associate professor of public health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is quoted in this article.

Baltimore Sun
March 30, 2010
Johns Hopkins Lab plans $30 million facility in Laurel
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory intends to start construction this summer on a $30 million, 48,000-square-foot testing and assembly facility in Laurel. (Jacksonville, Fla.)
March 30, 2010
Diabetes Raises Risk Of Death After Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on new School of Medicine research quotes one of the study's leaders, Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, an assistant professor of internal medicine.

March 30, 2010
Diabetics Face Higher Death Risk After Cancer Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from one of the study's leaders, Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, an assistant professor of internal medicine in the School of Medicine.

March 30, 2010
Many Kids Not Fully Informed of Their Role in Cancer Studies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes study leader Yoram Unguru, an associate faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
March 30, 2010
Ethical Failures Found on 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'House'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes the study's lead author, Johns Hopkins medical student Matthew Czarny, and mentions Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics faculty members Marie Nolan, Ruth Faden and Jeremy Sugarman, who also took part in the project.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
March 30, 2010
Picture of Health: TV hospital dramas full of questionable ethics
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that TV medical shows are full of bioethical breaches and questionable professional conduct, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
March 30, 2010
Science: Enlightening consumers to the benefits of vitamin D
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to receive research led by Richard Semba, the W. Richard Green Professor of Ophthalmology at JHU's Wilmer Eye Institute.

Resource Investor
March 29, 2010
Argentina running out of options in Falklands oil fight
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Riordan Roett, director of Western Hemisphere Studies at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.
March 29, 2010
Short Bursts of Activity Ease Fibromyalgia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes lead researcher Kevin Fontaine, an associate professor of rheumatology in the School of Medicine.

Earth & Sky
March 29, 2010
Interview with Rita Colwell, winner of the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is based on an interview with Rita Colwell, an adjunct professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
March 30, 2010
Not-so-new kidneys can save lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Dorry Segev, associate professor of surgery and epidemiology at the School of Medicine, who led a study that shows that people over 65 who have to wait longer than they should for transplant kidneys because they are not listed for them puts the older people at a higher risk of dying while on dialysis.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
March 29, 2010
FDA tobacco panel to examine health effects of menthol cigarettes; most believe ban unlikely
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story notes that Jonathan Samet, director of the University of Southern California's Institute for Global Health and former director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at JHU, is on a new government panel charged with advising the government on how to regulate menthol-flavored cigarettes.

Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.)
March 29, 2010
Superior trustee candidate Q&A: Lisa Skumatz
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Superior Board of Trustees candidate Lisa Skumatz states that she earned a doctorate and master's degree in economics from JHU.

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
March 29, 2010
New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn cancer free, looks ahead to offseason
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Patrick Walsh, a professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

Cincinnati Enquirer
March 29, 2010
YWCA Career Women of Achievement 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that honoree Tonya M. Matthews, vice president at the Cincinnati Museum Center, earned her doctorate in biomedical engineering from JHU.

The Washington Post
March 30, 2010
Robert Kay - Scientist (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that Robert Kay received a master's degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University while working at NOAA.


Boston Globe
March 28, 2010
Fifty thousand dollars
Among the latest members of the $50K Club: Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Brandeis, Brown, Dartmouth and Holy Cross. They join Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Babson, which all broke the barrier this year.

USA Today
March 30, 2010
First-generation college students stay the course
The University of Cincinnati's "Gen-1" house is for students that are the first generation of a family to attend college, providing support for students who are historically at high risk to drop out.

Wall Street Journal
March 30, 2010
The Ballad of Sallie Mae - Editorial
President Obama today signs his nationalization of the college student loan market, which will put the Department of Education directly in charge of doling out cash to students and colleges.

Guardian (UK)
March 30, 2010
The pride of universities
It's illegal for any institution to ask students if they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. But the University of Pennsylvania is trying to find a way to read between the lines of applications to gauge student interests in order to highlight practical services, such as mentoring, that might be of benefit.

USA Today
March 30, 2010
13-year-old college student claims age discrimination
Officials told the sophomore at the University of Connecticut that he is too young for an overseas course required by one of his majors, so he's filed an age discrimination claim with the university and U.S. Department of Education, which is investigating.

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