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Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2011
New American Heart Association president driven by family history
Johns Hopkins angle: Profiled in this feature is Gordon F. Tomaselli, chief of the division of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Also quoted is Myron Weisfeldt, chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2011
Salt-Reduction Efforts May Need Different Approach
Johns Hopkins angle: Gordon Tomaselli, president of the American Heart Association and chief of cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is quoted in this story.

BBC News
July 7, 2011
Researchers take US temperature via Twitter
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter to track public health trends.

Psych Central
July 7, 2011
Tweets Provide Lots of Public Health Data
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter to track public health trends.

MedIndia
July 7, 2011
Tweeting To Good Health-Public Health Trends With Twitter
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter to track public health trends.

TheNextWeb.com
July 7, 2011
Researchers mine Twitter data to understand America’s health
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post mentions research by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter to track public health trends.

Inside Higher Ed
July 7, 2011
Harmonic Mergers
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Jeffrey Sharkey, the director of the Peabody Institute.

New York Times
July 7, 2011
Building Boom in China Stirs Fears of Debt Overload
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Pieter P. Bottelier, a China expert at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies.

Yahoo! News India (ANI)
July 7, 2011
'Freeze-dried' gene therapy - a safer, effective option to treat brain cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that scientists at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology have developed a new way to avoid potential complications in gene therapy by using nanoparticles that can be freeze-dried and stored for up to three months prior to use. Quoted is Jordan Green, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering.

The Atlantic
July 7, 2011
A Political Solution to the Afghan War
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece is written by Daniel Serwer, a professorial lecturer at SAIS.

USA Today
July 7, 2011
TSA warns airlines of explosive implants in people's bodies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments by Marty Makary, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2011
Simpler drug course to prevent full blown TB found
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post quotes the study’s senior author, Richard Chaisson, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases and founding director of its Center for Tuberculosis Research.

HealthCentral (HealthDay News)
July 7, 2011
New Combo Therapy May Prevent TB, Save Lives in People With HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay News story is Richard Chaisson, a professor of infectious diseases at the School of Medicine and founding director of its Center for Tuberculosis Research.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2011
New study scrutinizes heart stent procedures
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes the head of the division of cardiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as saying that the University of Maryland Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital are in preliminary discussions about establishing a system in which each hospital would review the other's elective stent cases.

Washington Post
July 7, 2011
Chavez cancer scare causes jitters in Cuba, beneficiary from billions in Venezuelan trade
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael McCarthy, a doctoral candidate in the Krieger School’s Department of Political Science, is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 7, 2011
Cleveland police improve sex crimes policy, but more work needed
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Dave Thomas, a program administrator in the Division of Public Safety Leadership at JHU’s School of Education.

Denver Post
July 7, 2011
Heartworm drug kills malaria-carrying mosquitoes, CSU researchers find
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes David Sullivan of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2011
Programs try to save students from 'summer slide' in academics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about summer learning loss mentions a 2007 Johns Hopkins University study that found that the cumulative effect of summer learning loss during the elementary school years accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap between lower-income students and their more affluent counterparts by ninth grade.

Huffington Post
July 7, 2011
The Neuroscience of Pleasure
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by David Linden, a neuroscientist at the School of Medicine.

MedIndia
July 6, 2011
Boffins Explain Why Telomeres Stretch in Cancer Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that scientists at Johns Hopkins have provided more clues to one of the least understood phenomena in some cancers: why the "ends caps" of cellular DNA, called telomeres, lengthen instead of shorten. Quoted is Nickolas Papadopoulos, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer and director of translational genetics at Johns Hopkins' Ludwig Center.

Baltimore Sun
July 7, 2011
Kicking the habit: Reported Chantix risk shouldn't deter smokers from quitting
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial comments on a new Johns Hopkins-led study that indicated that the anti-smoking drug Chantix may pose added heart problems for those who use it.

Baltimore Sun
July 7, 2011
On balance, anti-smoking drug worth the risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor refers to a new Johns Hopkins-led study that indicated that the anti-smoking drug Chantix may pose added health risks to those who use it.

Baltimore Sun
July 7, 2011
Maryland's shuttle astronauts through the years
Johns Hopkins angle: This photo gallery of Maryland shuttle astronauts includes a picture of Samuel T. Durrance, a former Johns Hopkins University astrogeophysicist who flew two science missions aboard Columbia in 1990 and Endeavour in 1995.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2011
Probation violation hearing postponed for woman accused in researcher's death
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Baltimore prosecutors delayed a violation-of-probation hearing Wednesday for Lavelva Merritt, who was charged with murder in the stabbing death of Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn but pleaded guilty only to robbery-related crimes as part of a deal.

Washington Examiner (AP)
July 7, 2011
Hearing delayed for woman accused in fatal robbery
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press reports that a violation-of-probation hearing for Lavelva Merritt, who was charged in the fatal stabbing of Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn, has been postponed until late September.

Knoxville News Sentinel (AP)
July 7, 2011
UT medical school's use of pigs draws objection
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press report mentions that Johns Hopkins is among medical schools that use live animals for surgical instruction.

Baltimore Sun
July 2, 2011
Outdoor theater: Shakespeare under the stars
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature calls attention to a production of a Maryland Shakespeare Festival production of "As You Like It" on the grounds of JHU’s Evergreen Museum and Library.

Baynet.com (Southern Maryland)
Dorsett Joins Department of Economic Development
July 6, 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Maria Dorsett, newly named business retention specialist at the Maryland Department of Economic Development, received her M.A. in international relations from SAIS.

Morristown Green (New Jersey)
July 6, 2011
Video: Shoe leather pays off for organists, too, Morristown conference reveals
Johns Hopkins angle: This video feature about organists includes comments from John Walker, a Peabody Conservatory faculty member.

Dundalk Eagle
July 6, 2011
Turner Station breaking ground on new history exhibit
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital and Henrietta Lacks, who was a patient there in the early 1950s.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2011
Coaching changes leave many questions in college lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Division 1 college lacrosse coaching changes includes comments from ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon.

Boston Globe
July 6, 2011
Umpiring keeps him in the game
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Dan Merzel, a former baseball player at JHU.


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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 7, 2011
Crossing the Border for College
Seeking higher education in the U.S., young Mexican students manage to escape the warfare of Mexico.

Inside Higher Ed
July 7, 2011
E-phemeral E-Books
In a bid to stoke interest in e-books, some university presses let students and scholars rent electronic volumes for a fraction of the full price.

Washington Post
July 6, 2011
Colleges need to get moving on the three-year degree – Editorial
Clearly, higher education officials must think harder about affordability — including not only more scholarship money but also lower costs and higher efficiency. One promising idea is the three-year degree. Students would have to spend (and borrow) less, and they would have an extra year of work to defray the costs of education.

Inside Higher Ed
July 7, 2011
New Competition in the UK
Many British universities plan to recruit more top students under government's plans.

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