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BBC News
May 3, 2011
Scientists turn 'bad fat' into 'good fat'
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Sheng Bi, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine, has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, perhaps paving the way for a new treatment for obesity in humans.

The Times of India (ANI)
May 4, 2011
Turn bad fat into good, cure obesity
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports on a new study led by Sheng Bi, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine, which has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way for a probable new treatment for obesity in humans.

Top News
May 4, 2011
Researchers Found Mechanism to Turn Bad Fat into Good
Johns Hopkins angle: Research out of the School of Medicine suggests that the body’s bad “white fat” can be transformed into brown fat, allowing it to more easily be burned off as a mechanism to help overweight and obese people lose weight.

Nursing in Practice
May 4, 2011
Anti-obesity hope with new study
Johns Hopkins angle: A study out of the School of Medicine has suggested a new way of fighting obesity by turning bad fat good after scientists found body fat could be transformed by blocking an appetite protein in the brain.

New York Times
May 3, 2011
Low-Salt Diet Ineffective, Study Finds. Disagreement Abounds.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Lawrence Appel, a School of Medicine professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health.

NPR
May 3, 2011
'Shrink Rap' Gets Psychiatry Up Off The Couch
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with the authors of “Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work,” which was published by the JHU Press. One of the authors, Dinah Miller, is an associate staff member in psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Newstrack India (ANI)
May 4, 2011
Death rates from heat waves may go up in the coming decades
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that a new study led by Roger Peng of the Bloomberg School of Public Health has predicted increased deaths rate in the coming decades due to heat waves, resulting out of global climate change.

Xinhua (China)
May 4, 2011
More fatalities predicted from heat waves caused by climate change: study
Johns Hopkins angle: Xinhua reports that a study out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health predicts that climate change might cause more heat waves, which may in turn lead to more fatalities in U.S. cities in the coming decades. Quoted is Roger Peng, the lead author of the study and associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Bloomberg.

Science Blog
May 3, 2011
Climate change analysis predicts increased fatalities from heat waves
Johns Hopkins angle: Roger Pen of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this blog post about an analysis that predicts that in the future, increasing number of heat waves may lead to more fatalities in U.S. cities in the coming decades.

Times Online (Sri Lanka)
May 4, 2011
Bin Laden death to fuel US debate on Afghan war
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Serwer of SAIS is quoted in this Reuters piece.

United Press International
May 4, 2011
Low vitamin D linked to anemia
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that research led by Meredith Atkinson of the Children’s Center found that children with low levels of vitamin D may have an increased risk of anemia, in which the body has too few oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

Catholic Sentinel
May 3, 2011
Catholic couple blazes new trails in adult cardiac stem-cell research
Johns Hopkins angle: This Catholic News Service story reports that Eduardo Marban spent 25 years at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he served as chief of cardiology, and Linda Marban was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 4, 2011
‘Bowling for Brains'
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story on the “Bowling for Brains” fundraiser, which will benefit the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory.

Easton Star-Democrat (Md.)
May 4, 2011
Former Easton resident acquitted in abuse case
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Mitchell Goldstein, attending physician at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, was accepted Tuesday as an expert witness in pediatric emergencies and child maltreatment in a case heard in Easton Circuit Court.

Montgomery Gazette (Md.)
May 4, 2011
Asking for cooperation from Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor notes that Johns Hopkins acquired Suburban Hospital nearly two years ago.

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2011
Protect children from toxic chemicals
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter-to-the-editor is written by Tina H. Park, a master's degree candidate at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2011
Treating shoulder pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This post calls attention to an online discussion on shoulder pain that will be conducted at noon today with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 3, 2011
Developer sought for Broadway East property
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that The Baltimore Development Corp. announced Tuesday that it is seeking proposals from groups to redevelop city-owned property in the Broadway East neighborhood, a 3.5-acre site is close to the Johns Hopkins medical campus in East Baltimore.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 3, 2011
BDC issues RFP for East Baltimore buildings
Johns Hopkins angle: The Baltimore Development Corp. issued a request for proposals on Tuesday for a former maintenance facility and storage warehouse used by the city's department of transportation in East Baltimore, near the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.

MASN Sports
May 4, 2011
Orioles pitchers raised kids' spirits during hospital visit
Johns Hopkins angle: Orioles pitchers Zach Britton, Jake Arrieta and Jeremy Guthrie recently paid a visit to the kids at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Washington Times
May 3, 2011
Raid provides new insight into al Qaeda operations
Johns Hopkins angle: Al-Qaeda expert Mary Habeck of SAIS is quoted.

Asia Times Online
May 5, 2011
Kim Jong-il safe from Osama's fate, for now
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at SAIS.

BroadwayWorld.com
May 2, 2011
AracaWorks Hosts New Reading Series, 5/10-13
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of a play-reading event states mentions that playwright David Brian Colbert majored in voice at the Peabody Conservatory.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 4, 2011
Man, 26, gets 3.5 to 7 years for fatally striking a boy, 13
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Natan Leuhrmann-Cowen had been accepted at CTY.

Arab News
May 4, 2011
The heritage of learning and of civilizations
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Noora Lori, a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins.

Ahwatukee Foothills News (Ariz.)
May 4, 2011
Academic honor for local residents
Johns Hopkins angle: Local residents were named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.

Baltimore Sun
May 3, 2011
Blue Jays' McCaffrey, 7 locals named to All-ALC first team
Johns Hopkins angle: This college women’s lacrosse blog post reports that Johns Hopkins attacker Colleen McCaffrey was named to the American Lacrosse Conference first team Tuesday, and three Blue Jays teammates made the second team: junior defender Alyssa Kildare, junior attacker Candace Rossi and freshman midfielder Taylor D'Amore.

Baltimore Sun
May 3, 2011
Army taking aim at Johns Hopkins for a shot at NCAA tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post previews Friday’s game between Johns Hopkins and Army.

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2011
Loyola's Dircks, Sawyer earn ECAC first-team honors
Johns Hopkins angle: A college baseball item in this sports roundup states that Johns Hopkins junior right-hander Alex Eliopoulos was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Year.

New York Times
May 3, 2011
Ronald D. Asmus, Official Who Favored Expanded NATO, Dies at 53
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Asmus earned a master’s degree in Soviet and Eastern European studies and a doctorate in European studies from The Johns Hopkins University.

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NPR – All Things Considered
May 3, 2011
College Students React To Bin Laden's Death
They were only 10 or 12 years old at the time of the 9/11 attacks, but this week, college students are among the most fired up about news of Osama Bin Laden's death. Many young people, who have spent more than half their lives at war, are struggling to make sense of the world they inherited and are asking where to go from here.

New York Times
May 4, 2011
9/11 Inspires Student Patriotism and Celebration
College students’ reactions to Osama bin Laden’s killing were shaped by their views of the Sept. 11 attacks.

U.S. News & World Report – Education blog
May 2, 2011
3 Ways Healthcare Reform May Impact Medical Education
Knowing that going to medical school and completing a residency involves a substantial investment of time and money, many medical students cannot help but wonder how recent proposed—and implemented—changes might affect their career plans. Overall, it's difficult to say.

Inside Higher Ed
May 4, 2011
As the Regulatory World Spins
The Education Department signals the start of new round of rule making as it aims to put the finishing touches on another.

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2011
Effort to repeal tuition bill under way
Less than a month after Maryland lawmakers approved a bill giving an in-state tuition rate for illegal immigrants, a Republican-led petition drive has already begun.

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2011
Seurkamp to retire as Notre Dame president after 2011-2012 academic year
Mary Pat Seurkamp has overseen the expansion of graduate programs and a name change for the College of Notre Dame.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 4, 2011
Seurkamp retiring as College of Notre Dame president
College of Notre Dame of Maryland President Mary Pat Seurkamp plans to retire at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Chronicle Review
May 1, 2011
Yale in Singapore: Lost in Translation
The Yale-National University of Singapore venture raises troubling questions about the translation of academic values and freedoms into a repressive environment.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 4, 2011
Schools Urged to Aggressively Monitor Title IX Compliance
In complying with Title IX — the civil rights law significantly helped expand women’s athletic opportunities — college administrators should not assume their programs satisfy the law as long as no one has filed a complaint, a U.S. Education Department official said Tuesday.

Bloomberg
May 3, 2011
Amazon.com Sues College Stores Association Over Textbook Ads
Amazon.com, the biggest online retailer, is suing the National Association of College Stores Inc., saying the trade group is trying to prevent it from advertising lower prices on college textbooks.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Wired Campus
May 3, 2011
YouTube Teams Up With Film Schools to Offer Video Boot Camps
The company will send select amateur video makers to programs run by the University of Southern California and Columbia College Chicago.

New York Times
May 4, 2011
Cuomo Backs Higher Tuition at Top SUNY Campuses
SUNY’s four research campuses want to set their own rates, but many Assembly Democrats fear the plan could exclude low-income students.

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