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TIME
February 23, 2011
Saving Maternal Lives — With a Magic Marker
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece chronicles efforts by Jhpiego to battle high blood pressure in pregnant women by testing the development of a Magic Marker-like pen that can be loaded with an “ink” that contains a reagent that reacts to the presence of hypertension-related proteins. Apply that “ink” to a strip of the right kind of paper and dip it in urine, and it will turn a telltale blue if too much protein is present. The project is a collaboration between Jhpiego and the university's Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

Fox News
February 24, 2011
Lead to Gold? Elixir of Life? Alchemy Making a Comeback, Scientists Say
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School science historian Lawrence Principe is featured in this story.

US News & World Report (HealthDay)
February 23, 2011
Timely Care May Be Key to Treating Infected Cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports on research out of the Children’s Center that found that treating children infected with antibiotic-resistant strain of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), thoroughly and quickly cleaning the wound is more critical than the kind of antibiotic used. Lead author Aaron Chen is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 23, 2011
Four Md. colleges make Princeton's 'best value' list
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is among four Maryland colleges listed among Princeton Review’s “100 Best Value Colleges for 2011” in America, according to this article.

The San Francisco Examiner
February 23, 2011
Obama ends silence on Libya, warns Gadhafi to end violence
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson.

The Daily Beast Via Yahoo! News
February 24, 2011
What Will Be the Next Middle East Shock?
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Wedgwood, a professor at SAIS and a member of the Hoover Task Force on Law and National Security, is quoted.

The Washington Post
February 24, 2011
9 Md. hospitals penalized for higher-than-average rates of complications
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins Hospital did better than the state average last year when it came to rates of infections, pneumonia and other complications.

Wall Street Journal
February 24, 2011
A Step Closer to Tests for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: John Aucott of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is mentioned in this article. He is the principal investigator for a study that is enrolling 100 patients with Lyme disease and following them over a two-year period in an effort to identify differences in blood samples between people who recover after treatment and those who don’t.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
Yoga, meditation program helps city youths cope with stress
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Tamar Mendelson, an assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health at Bloomberg School of Public Health, who led a recent study indicating that yoga may help elementary school students cope with the stress of growing up in impoverished, violent neighborhoods.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
Finding fibromyalgia relief
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a transcript of a live online health chat with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
Johns Hopkins under fire for using animals in doctor training
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on concerns raised by Martin Wasserman and his wife, Barbara, both physicians and both Johns Hopkins alumni. School of Medicine spokeswoman Audrey Huang is quoted in response.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
Doctors shift focus from people to animals
Johns Hopkins angle: This article profiles former state health secretary Martin Wasserman and his physician wife Barbara, who both graduated from the School of Medicine in 1968 and who are now raising concerns about the use of animals in surgical training.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
'Dime-a-drink' will save lives, not kill jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: David H. Jernigan and Hugh Waters – two of the three writers of this opinion piece – are faculty members at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gazette (Md.)
February 24, 2011
The case for alcohol, tobacco tax hikes
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions a 2009 study by professors David Jernigan and Hugh Waters of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which noted that alcohol use is responsible for 1,278 deaths per year in Maryland and 7,470 violent crimes.

Delta Optimist (Canada)
February 24, 2011
Cancer even deadlier for people with diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story quotes Frederick Brancati of the School of Medicine about a study he led which concluded that cancer is even more lethal for people suffering from diabetes.

Houma Today (La.)
February 23, 2011
Patient deaths also affect nurses, caregivers
Johns Hopkins angle: Rowena Orosco, a nurse at the Burn Center at Bayview, is quoted.

Third Age
February 23, 2011
STD Testing Kits for Home Use Are Working
Johns Hopkins angle: Charlotte Gaydos of the School of Medicine is quoted in this article about at-home STD testing kits.

Billings Gazette (Montana)
February 24, 2011
Doctor's opposition to marijuana rooted in training, life experiences
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Dr. Donald Kurth did an internship at Johns Hopkins University.

Times Live (South Africa)
February 24, 2011
Cheers! A drink a day is good for your heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins research.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
Have violin, will travel
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with classical violinist Hilary Hahn mentions that she started her musical studies at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
Peabody Symphony showcases Maria Piccinini, Kevin Puts
Johns Hopkins angle: In this blog post, classical music critic Tim Smith reports that he attended part of a Peabody Symphony Orchestra concert to hear the artistry of two faculty members – flutist Maria Piccinini and composer Kevin Puts. The post also mentions Peabody's director of orchestral activities, Hajime Teri Murai.

Napa Valley Register (Calif.)
February 24, 2011
Chamber concert to benefit Napa Valley Symphony
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Awadagin Pratt first started playing music together in 1998 at the Peabody Conservatory.

The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.)
February 23, 2011
Five named finalists to head Illinois Symphony
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that one of the five finalists for music director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra is Rei Hotado, who studied conducting at the Peabody Institute.

Gazette.net (Md.)
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011
Downtown Piano Works to host acclaimed pianist
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Alon Goldstein moved to the U.S. to study under Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
Johns Hopkins women rout Mount, 17-4, in lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that Candace Rossi scored five goals as JHU’s women’s lacrosse team won, 17-4, over visiting Mount St. Mary's.

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The Hechinger Report
February 23, 2011
Can universities keep the minority students they woo?
The Education Trust found a disturbing gap in graduation rates when disaggregated by race. At private institutions, 73.4 percent of white students earned their degrees within six years, while only 54.7 percent of black students and 62.9 percent of Hispanic students made it through the schools they started.

Inside Higher Ed
February 24, 2011
Roadblocks for ROTC?
The return of ROTC to some campuses -- seemingly assured by the end of the military's policy against gay service members -- may be hitting a few bumps.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 23, 2011
NIH Pushes Ahead on Research Division to Speed Drug Development, Despite Protests From Scientists and Others
The proposed center would help drug companies make use of more university research discoveries, but the agency overhaul it would entail could disrupt other NIH programs.

Washington Post
February 23, 2011
On U-Md. competitive eating team, a battle to become big mouth on campus
Some students dream about making the dean's list. Maryland's competitive eaters dream about eating 10 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage in 10 minutes.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Wired Campus blog
February 23, 2011
A WikiLeaks Clone Takes On Higher Education
WikiLeaks, scourge of governments worldwide, now has a copycat for academe. And the new group is itching to publish your university’s deepest secrets.


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