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American Public Media/Marketplace
September 9, 2010
Nonprofits hire more than for-profits
Johns Hopkins angle: Lester Salamon of the Institute for Policy Studies is interviewed.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 8, 2010
Johns Hopkins awarded $13.6M for nanotech center
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins' center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence has received a 5-year, $13.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute that will fund the work of 17 researchers who are part of the initial effort.

PBS Newshour
September 8, 2010
New Genetic Mutation Linked to Ovarian Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found that a mutation in a gene called ARID1A was present in 57 percent of all clear-cell ovarian cancer tumors. Clear-cell carcinomas are one of several types of ovarian cancer.

Baltimore Sun
September 8, 2010
Campaign ads get graphic in Baltimore County
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson comments.

Daily World (La.)
September 9, 2010
Schools to target communities
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Marsha Greenfeld of the Center for the Social Organization of Schools.

Health.com (HealthDay News)
September 9, 2010
2 Genes Have Possible Link to Deadly Ovarian Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports that a new study out of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found that mutations in two genes may be associated with one of the most deadly types of ovarian cancer. Quoted is Nickolas Papadopoulos, associate professor of oncology and director of Translational Genetics at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics & Therapeutics.

Oneindia News (ANI)
September 9, 2010
Genes tied to deadliest ovarian cancers identified
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports that scientists at the Kimmel Cancer Center have discovered two genes whose mutations appear to be linked to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive forms of ovarian cancer. Commenting in this story is Nickolas Papadopoulos, an associate professor of oncology and director of Translational Genetics at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
September 8, 2010
Picture of Health: Hopkins researchers find genes tied to ovarian cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that a new study out of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found that mutations in two genes may be associated with one of the most deadly types of ovarian cancer.

Geo TV (Pakistan)
September 9, 2010
Researchers find genes linked to ovarian cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study out of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found that mutations in two genes may be associated with one of the most deadly types of ovarian cancer.

Calgary Herald (Canada)
September 8, 2010
Removing Fallopian tubes during hysterectomies cuts ovarian cancer: B.C. study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found one mutated gene, which normally worked to suppress tumours, was common in ovarian clear cell cancers.

Canada.com
September 8, 2010
Removing tubes during hysterectomies cuts cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found one mutated gene, which normally worked to suppress tumours, was common in ovarian clear cell cancers.

MSN Philippines News (AFP)
September 9, 2010
Researchers find genes linked to ovarian cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse story reports that scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center hope their research will help develop treatments and drugs that will better target ovarian clear-cell carcinoma, which accounts for about 10 percent of cancers that start in the cells on the surface of the ovaries.

Top News (UK)
September 9, 2010
Scientists Claim to Find Two Genes Associated with Ovarian Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study that appeared in the journal Science -- and led by Bert Vogelstein of the Kimmel Cancer Center -- which claims to have discovered two new genetic mutations that give birth to ovarian cancer and can prove beneficial in finding therapies that could eliminate tumours.

World Bulletin (Turkey)
September 9, 2010
Two gene mutations mark deadly ovarian cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study that appeared in the journal Science -- and led by Bert Vogelstein of the Kimmel Cancer Center -- which claims to have discovered two new genetic mutations that give birth to ovarian cancer and can prove beneficial in finding therapies that could eliminate tumours.

WTAQ.com (Wisconsin)
September 9, 2010
Two gene mutations mark deadly ovarian cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports on a study that appeared in the journal Science -- and led by Bert Vogelstein of the Kimmel Cancer Center -- which claims to have discovered two new genetic mutations that give birth to ovarian cancer and can prove beneficial in finding therapies that could eliminate tumours.

Health.com (HealthDay News)
September 8, 2010
Kids on HIV Drug Cocktail May Need Revaccination
Johns Hopkins angle: HIV-infected children who undergo highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may need to be revaccinated to maintain their immunity against preventable childhood diseases, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public Health have found. William Moss of the School of Public Health is quoted in this HealthDay News piece.

Baltimore Sun
September 8, 2010
Inflammatory bowel disease on the rise in kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Maria Oliva-Hemker, chief of the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine's division of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.

HealthCanal.com
September 9, 2010
New sickle cell screening program for college athletes comes with serious pitfalls, experts say
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Children's Center Director George Dover is urging a "rethink" of a new sickle cell screening program, calling it an enlightened but somewhat rushed step toward improving the health of young people who carry the sickle cell mutation.

MedIndia.com
September 9, 2010
Gestational Diabetes, C Section Delivery Less in Women With Pre Pregnancy Bariatric Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Obese women who have undergone bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy are three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women who have bariatric operations after delivery, according to a new study led by Martin Makary of the School of Medicine. Also quoted in this piece is Anne Burke of the School of Medicine.

WYPR
September 9, 2010
Bartenfelder, Kamanetz Vie For Democratic Nomination In Baltimore County Race
Johns Hopkins angle: This news report mentions that candidate Kevin Kamanetz is a graduate of the university.

Business Gazette
September 9, 2010
Alcohol tax hike gaining support
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a proposed alcohol tax mentions a 2009 study by two Johns Hopkins University professors, who found that "alcohol excise tax increases save lives, reduce health care costs, create and preserve jobs, and prevent alcohol-related problems."

Prairie Business Magazine (ND)
September 9, 2010
JLG Architects models the University of North Dakota campus on Google Earth
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Johns Hopkins campus is among campuses that are modeled on Google Earth.

Howard County Times
September 9, 2010
Fall Preview of Arts: Classical Music
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that the BSO will present Shostakovich's First Symphony, which will be conducted in a series of programs Oct. 14-16 by 17-year-old Peabody Institute student Ilyich Rivas.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
September 9, 2010
Clef Notes: Another Latin Grammy nomination for Baltimore's Tonar Music
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that the Beijing Guitar Duo of Meng Su and Yameng Wang teamed up while they were students at Peabody.

Baltimore Sun
September 9, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: In men's soccer, Thomas Mourmouras scored in the 106th minute to lead Johns Hopkins (3-0-0) to a 2-1, double-overtime win over host York (2-1-0).

The Washington Post
September 9, 2010
Elizabeth R. King (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The longtime geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey at one point worked in the pathology department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 9, 2010
Many College Boards Are at Sea in Assessing Student Learning, Survey Finds
Boards of trustees do not spend enough time discussing student-learning outcomes, nor do they understand the subject well enough, says a report on the survey results.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 8, 2010
HBCU Stimulus Funding Has Helpful Yet Limited Impact
It appears much of the stimulus money to historically black colleges and universities was used to help them hang on rather than thrive with a new investment.

New York Times
September 8, 2010
For-Profit Colleges Step Up Lobbying Against New Rules
An Education Department proposal would cut off federal financial aid to programs whose students take on too much debt for training that provides little likelihood of leading to a well-paying job.

Inside Higher Ed
September 9, 2010
Social Media Blackout
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will pull the plug on social media sites and collaboration tools for one week.

Bloomberg News
September 8, 2010
Kim Rekindles Dartmouth Alumni Amid Austerity Protest
The president of Dartmouth College is slowly winning over alumni and donors, aiding his quest to make Dartmouth a leader in reshaping health-care delivery.

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