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  • Likely US presidential candidate: Egyptian option should be examined to solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    12/19/2014 7:47:12 AM PST · by Freeport · 32 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12.19.2014 | N/A
    Ben Carson, on his first visit here, tells ‘Post’ he is not sure that a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria ‘makes sense,’ and that Israeli settlement construction is ‘blown out of proportion.’ Retired neurosurgeon and aspiring US politician Ben Carson could walk down the streets of Jerusalem, shout at the top of his lungs “I am Ben Carson,” and almost no one would know who he is. At least not yet. But that could change very quickly as the 2016 US presidential campaign picks up speed, and Carson gains traction. And if recent polls are any indication, the 63-yearold...
  • Finalists named for $10m Star Trek 'tricorder' X Prize

    10/21/2014 7:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BBC News Technology blog ^ | August 27, 2014 | Edwin Lane, technology reporter
    The Star Trek tricorder diagnosed any illness at once.Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of diseases. The technology employs sensors and imaging to measure vital signs and diagnose conditions non-invasively. X Prize officials said the technology was now "fact, not science fiction". The 10 finalists come from a range of backgrounds, including universities, medical device manufacturers and tech start-ups. One research team...
  • Live Ebola Forum Webcast from Johns Hopkins

    10/14/2014 8:09:28 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 52 replies
    Johns Hopkins University ^ | 10/14/14 | Unknown
    Follow the link to watch a live forum at Johns Hopkins on Ebola. Webcast should resume shortly at 11:15 a.m.
  • Health Care Summertime Blues

    08/01/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/1/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Readers of a certain age will remember the hit song referenced above from 1958, performed and co-written by the late rock legend Eddie Cochran. Like Eddie, “I’m gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler” about a two recent events in our wonderful world of health care. Johns Hopkins Ob-Gyn Scandal Among physicians, men who specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology how long been viewed with some suspicion. This story, coming recently out of vaunted Johns Hopkins will do nothing to quell such thoughts. As reported by multiple media outlets, Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million to...
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos

    07/21/2014 11:43:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | July 21, 2014 | AP
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday. Dr. Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013, days after an employee alerted hospital authorities about her suspicions. Levy committed suicide 10 days later. Investigators discovered roughly 1,200 videos and 140 images in his home. "All of these women were brutalized by this," said the women's lead attorney, Jonathan Schochor. "Some of these women needed counseling, they were sleepless,...
  • ABC Revives Soros-Funded Attacks on Johns Hopkins and Coal Companies

    06/09/2014 9:29:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    newsbusters ^ | june 6, 2014 | sean long
    Building on a long week of anti-coal attacks by the media and the Environmental Protection Agency, ABC’s June 5 “World News” revived another attack on the coal industry. ABC hyped a 2013 investigation that it conducted in partnership with the Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity (CPI). It alleged that the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions had essentially been bought off by coal companies to ignore cases of black lung disease in miners. ABC’s David Muir declared a “victory a long time in the making,” Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Paul Wheeler for allegedly “working for the coal company.” (video after break) On October 30, 2013, ABCNews.com...
  • Apple security flaw could let hackers beat encryption

    02/22/2014 10:33:57 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | Yasuyoshi Chiba
    A major flaw in Apple Inc software for mobile devices could allow hackers to intercept email and other communications that are meant to be encrypted, the company said on Friday, and experts said Mac computers were even more exposed. If attackers have access to a mobile user's network, such as by sharing the same unsecured wireless service offered by a restaurant, they could see or alter exchanges between the user and protected sites such as Gmail and Facebook. Governments with access to telecom carrier data could do the same. ... "It's as bad as you could imagine, that's all I...
  • Update: Johns Hopkins pro-life club gains recognition after fight with student government

    04/11/2013 1:26:47 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/11/2013 | Maria Wiering
    A pro-life student club at The Johns Hopkins University was granted official club status after the Baltimore school’s Student Government Association initially denied the club’s application last month. The club, Voice for Life, challenged the decision before the SGA Judiciary Committee April 9. The Judiciary Committee notified club leaders later that day that they had ruled in the club’s favor. Andrew Guernsey, Voice for Life president, said he was “elated” by the ruling. “It was a really moving experience after all the work we put into get the group started, that we get re-recognition,” he said. “Now we get started...
  • Ben Carson Steps Down as Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker

    04/11/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 80 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Citing the recent controversy over his comments on same-sex marriage, neurosurgeon and rising conservative star Dr. Benjamin Carson has voluntarily stepped down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The Baltimore Sun reported that Carson, who heads the department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, informed medical school Dean Paul B. Rothman in a letter that he didn't want to "distract from the celebratory nature of the day." "Given all the national media surrounding my statements as to my belief in traditional marriage, I believe it would be in the best interest of the students for...
  • Johns Hopkins’ pro-life club fighting for official recognition, abortion

    04/08/2013 3:52:23 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/8/2013 | Maria Wiering
    Andrew Guernsey, a freshman at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, anticipated some push-back when he sought to resurrect the school’s pro-life organization. He didn’t expect the group would be denied official club status. The university’s Student Government Association rejected the club’s application March 12, citing concerns about harassment and the use of graphic images. The group, Voice for Life, is awaiting an April 9 trial hearing before the Student Government Associations’ Judiciary Committee. “I expected people maybe not to approve, but at the same time being able to separate their personal views from being able to tolerate differences of...
  • Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests [Gestapo Tactics!]

    03/29/2013 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 188 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 29, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests 29 Mar 2013 Greg Richter. A pediatric neurosurgeon who has become the darling of conservatives since speaking against nationalized healthcare is now under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage. Dr. Benjamin Carson told “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Friday that he would be willing to step down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after faculty and students signed petitions asking that he not speak. “I would say this is their day, and the last thing I would want to do is rain on their...
  • Ben Carson: ‘I apologize’ for gay remark

    03/29/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    politico ^ | 3/29/13 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized Friday for comments he made about gay marriage on Sean Hannity’s TV show earlier this week. “I think in terms of what was said on Sean Hannity’s show, that was taken completely out of context and completely misunderstood in terms of what I was trying to say,” Carson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “As a Christian, I have a duty to love all people and that includes people who have other sexual orientations, and I certainly do, and never had any intention of offending anyone… If anyone was offended, I apologize to you.” The John Hopkins doctor...
  • Dr. Carson Banned from a Commencement Speech? ["I am a Christian who believes in The Bible"]

    03/29/2013 5:05:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | March 29, 2013 | John Fund
    Dr. Carson Banned from a Commencement Speech? By John Fund March 29, 2013 (snip) Dr. Carson became a media sensation in January when he questioned Obamacare and progressive taxation in a speech to the National Prayer Breakfast as President Obama sat just a few feet away from him. With his new prominence, Carson has apparently also riled some liberals, including these Johns Hopkins students. Last Tuesday, he told Sean Hannity of Fox News that “marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter...
  • Johns Hopkins University defends Dr. Ben Carson

    03/31/2013 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 44 replies
    http://tv.msnbc.com ^ | 03/29/2013 | Erin Delmore
    Johns Hopkins University is standing by Dr. Ben Carson, even after the neurosurgeon’s anti-gay remarks, Dennis O’Shea, executive director of the university’s media relations said. “Dr. Carson is a distinguished Johns Hopkins surgeon and scientist chosen to speak at the School of Medicine diploma ceremony because of his extraordinary accomplishments as a neurosurgeon and his many contributions as an advocate for education and children,” O’Shea said in an email to The Huffington Post. “He was not asked to speak because of his personal political, religious or social views. His personal views are just that, his own. When he speaks about...
  • Ben Carson Issues ‘Sincere and Heartfelt Apology’

    04/06/2013 8:37:40 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 5, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Dr. Ben Carson on Friday apologized to Johns Hopkins University for “poorly chosen” comments he made last week in which he seemed to compare gay relationships to pedophilia and bestiality. The pediatric neurosurgeon’s message to the Hopkins community came after a top university official issued a statement calling Carson’s words “offensive” and saying he would meet with students who want Carson removed as commencement speaker.
  • Johns Hopkins denies recognition to pro-lifers, equates them with white supremacists

    04/01/2013 7:01:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 1, 2013 | Robby Soave
    The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University has denied official recognition to a group of pro-life students, and one SGA leader privately equated them with white supremacists. Voice for Life, a JHU student group that engages in pro-life activism, including counseling women outside of the front doors of abortion clinics, was twice denied official recognition last month. The SGA voted 10-8 to reject the group — cutting it off from student activities funding and building access for meetings — due to concerns that its activism constituted harassment. Some members of SGA also thought that a link on the Voices...
  • Former Hopkins Doctor Under Police Investigation Found Dead

    02/21/2013 4:40:43 PM PST · by null and void · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | February 18, 2013 4:59 PM | Meghan McCorkell
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A local doctor took his own life while facing allegations he took pictures and videotaped his patients without their knowledge. Police searching his home say they found an extraordinary amount of evidence. Meghan McCorkell spoke with a patient who’s worried she’s a victim, too. Baltimore City police say they’ve contacted some of the victims but say the numbers coming forward could be huge. Police say Dr. Nikita Levy–a former OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins–took his own life inside his Towson home. It’s the same house where Baltimore City police served a search warrant. Inside they say they found...
  • NIAC leader promotes resumption of US-Mullahs regime ties

    11/05/2004 6:04:07 PM PST · by Prince of Persia · 143+ views
    Daily Star via Smccdi ^ | 11/04/04 | Trita Parsi
    Twenty-five years after its revolution of 1979, Iran has yet again become too big of a problem for Washington to play politics with. Fortunately, commencing his second-term, President George W. Bush is in a unique position of strength. On the one hand, he is less vulnerable to special interests in Washington seeking confrontation with Iran. On the other hand, his strong record on national security grants him enough political maneuverability to solve America's Persian puzzle once and for all by easing the increasingly costly and unsustainable policy of isolating Iran in return for an end to Iran's objectionable policies. President...
  • Pfizer Wins Approval For Xalkori, Lung Cancer Drug

    08/29/2011 5:05:04 PM PDT · by khnyny · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 29, 2011
    Pfizer announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Xalkori, generically known as crizotinib, a new medicine that can have a dramatic impact in a small minority of lung cancer patients. The drug will come with a high financial cost to society. Pfizer says it will cost $9,600 a month, or $115,000 for patients who take it for a year. In clinical trials, the average duration of treatment was between 22 and 32 weeks, but because the drug appears to extend patients lives, many may be on it for far longer than that. One study, presented at this year’s...
  • Bacteria Bite Back After Hospital Installs Innovative Faucets

    05/08/2011 11:31:41 PM PDT · by LucyT · 31 replies
    MicrobeWorld ^ | May 08, 2011 | Garth Hogan
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is replacing its new high-tech, electric-eye faucets with the old-fashioned kind after discovering that the new hands-free designs actually allowed more contamination from Legionella and other bacteria than the old style. Although the high-tech faucets cut daily water consumption by well over half, Johns Hopkins researchers identified Legionella growing in 50 percent of cultured water samples from 20 electronic-eye faucets in or near patient rooms on three different inpatient units, but in only 15 percent of water cultures from. . . . ."
  • The Rules of War Can't Protect Al Qaeda

    12/31/2001 11:56:44 AM PST · by Croooow · 9 replies · 239+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/31/01 | Ruth Wedgwood
    The Rules of War Can't Protect Al Qaeda By RUTH WEDGWOOD NEW HAVEN — It makes no sense to win a trial but lose the war. With this in mind, a majority of the American public favors giving President Bush the option to use military tribunals against the Qaeda terror network. The tribunals are designed to permit a "full and fair trial" of war crimes without compromising our ability to track the network's future plans. Al Qaeda's skill at countersurveillance has made plain the need to protect sensitive intelligence sources at trial. But some international-law scholars suggest that President Bush's ...
  • Kinsey Confidential

    11/10/2010 11:56:39 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Although primary source information on legendary sex researcher Alfred C. Kinsey has been out for more than a decade, it does not stop academics from heaping admiration upon his legacy that borders on veneration. “His formative years were spent in a home and in a nation where many middle-class parents enshrouded sex in shame, heaping more than enough guilt on young people to mangle and twist them,” Theodore M. Brown and Elizabeth Fee wrote in the American Journal of Public Health in 2003. “This was particularly true for those like Kinsey who aspired but failed to achieve moral perfection.” “His...
  • Shooting, hostage situation reported at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    09/16/2010 9:09:42 AM PDT · by brytlea · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Baltimore Sun | Justin Fenton and Peter Hermann
    Baltimore police were swarming John Hopkins Hospital, where there were reports a person has been shot and that a man has taken a hostage on the eighth floor of one of the buildings, according to authorities and correspondence over the police radio.
  • All Children's Hospital may forge ties with Johns Hopkins University (St. Petersburg, FL)

    07/20/2010 6:58:32 AM PDT · by Reagan69
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 7-20-2010 | Richard Martin and Kris Hundley
    ST. PETERSBURG — All Children's Hospital is scheduled to make an announcement Tuesday afternoon, apparently involving the medical arm of Johns Hopkins University.
  • How dark chocolate may guard against brain injury from stroke (Alas,...)

    05/06/2010 7:30:41 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 441+ views
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions ^ | May 5, 2010 | Unknown
    Johns Hopkins researchers discover pathway in mice for epicatechin's apparent protective effectResearchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage. Ninety minutes after feeding mice a single modest dose of epicatechin, a compound found naturally in dark chocolate, the scientists induced an ischemic stroke by essentially cutting off blood supply to the animals' brains. They found that the animals that had preventively ingested the epicatechin suffered significantly less brain damage than the ones that had not been given...
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • DC Couple Accused of Spying For Cuba

    06/05/2009 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 70 replies · 4,643+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/5/2009 | Pete Williams
    Federal officials say a Washington, D.C.-area couple has been arrested and accused of spying for Cuba. Officials say both are former U.S. government employees -- he from the State Department, she as a Congressional aide. One official says the spying went on for more than two decades. We expect to learn more details later today when a federal indictment is unsealed. For now, officials will not disclose the names or any other details....
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...
  • Their men in higher ed

    06/18/2009 7:08:32 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 465+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2009 | Armando Valladares
    The arrest of Walter Kendall Myers and his wife demonstrates the extent to which the Cuban Intelligence Service has penetrated and manipulated American academic institutions. Myers...worked as instructor and chairman for West European Studies at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. Myers received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. The same institution in 1988 awarded a master's degree to Ana Belen Montes, the key Pentagon intelligence analyst on Cuba pleaded guilty to working for Cuban intelligence...Cuban intelligence has targeted American colleges and universities for nearly half a century. The FBI debriefed DGI Capt....
  • Art as Propaganda for Evolution

    04/11/2009 9:21:02 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 106 replies · 1,633+ views
    CEH ^ | April 10, 2009
    Art as Propaganda for Evolution April 10, 2009 — Should a scientific theory be propagated by appeal to scientific evidence, or by appeal to emotions through visualization?  Nature this week contained two articles that shamelessly praised art as propaganda for evolution.  Surprisingly, one of them mentioned Charles Darwin as someone “at the cutting edge of visualization.” Endless Forms:  Carl Zimmer reviewed an exhibit currently at the Yale Center for British Art, Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts.1  The title is taken from the last sentence in the Origin where Darwin said that endless forms most beautiful...
  • M & M Health Care

    12/10/2008 12:14:37 PM PST · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 10, 2008 | Malcolm A. Kline
    M & M Health Care by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 10, 2008 Professors generous with their time and ideas frequently concoct policies that U.S. presidents of both parties adopt. Future chief executives then go back to the same well, although it may have different water, to derive solutions to the problems that these same programs engendered. It bears noting, then, what thoughts academics are offering up on the myriad problems the United States is facing today, not the least of which are the crises of the cost and quality of health care. “A plan with the government acting as the...
  • Johns Hopkins University says tells Confederate descendants they can't rent room on campus

    11/20/2008 6:19:16 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 21 replies · 1,745+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 20 January 2008 | Stephen Kiel
    <p>Every January, descendants of Confederate soldiers gather in Wyman Park to...lay wreaths at the monument to Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, legendary generals of the Confederate States of America. And afterward, for 20 years now, everyone has gone across the street to the Johns Hopkins University for coffee and refreshments...Hopkins has informed the Maryland divisions of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans that it will not rent space to them.</p>
  • Once a migrant worker, today he’s a brain surgeon

    07/23/2008 4:57:40 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 30 replies · 393+ views
    TODAY.MSNBC.MSN.COM ^ | 7-23-2008 | Bob Dotson
    “Dr. Q” has a theory about how to cure cancer that he can’t wait to tell me. I look around at his lab assistants, their faces a rainbow of colors — intense, smart, listening. Their parents come from many parts of the world. Dr. Q has chosen them to test his theory: that a team of scientists from a diversity of backgrounds might find a cure for cancer more quickly, because each would see the problem differently. The lab at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore we’re all gathered in belongs to Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa — “Dr. Q.” He is...
  • U.S. Hospital Tackles Japan Health Care Ills

    05/28/2008 8:03:47 PM PDT · by JavaJumpy · 6 replies · 95+ views
    Bloomberg News ^ | April 5, 2007 | Kanoko Matsuyama
    TOKYO: Johns Hopkins Hospital, taking advantage of Japan's dissatisfaction with public health care, has launched a clinic in Tokyo that will charge as much as ¥2 million, or $17,000, for a three-day medical checkup. The Tokyo Midtown Medical Center, which opened March 30 in the city's tallest office tower, is a venture involving the Baltimore-based Hopkins along with Mitsui Fudosan and Resorttrust. The clinic is the latest of seven overseas projects since 2006 for Hopkins, which has topped U.S. News & World Report's ranking of American hospitals the past 16 years. Medical care for an aging population is absorbing more...
  • The Lancet's Political Hit

    01/10/2008 7:44:28 AM PST · by ZGuy · 21 replies · 197+ views
    Three weeks before the 2006 elections, the British medical journal Lancet published a bombshell report estimating that casualties in Iraq had exceeded 650,000 since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003. We know that number was wildly exaggerated. The news is that now we know why. It turns out the Lancet study was funded by anti-Bush partisans and conducted by antiwar activists posing as objective researchers. It also turns out the timing was no accident. Skeptics at the time (including us) pointed to the Lancet study's manifold methodological flaws. What the National Journal adds is that the Lancet study was funded...
  • Studies at Johns Hopkins University with Expanded Adult Stem Cells for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

    11/26/2007 9:59:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 70+ views
    BusinessWire ^ | November 14, 2007 | Timmie Wang
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regenetech®, Inc. today announces that it has signed a Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) with Johns Hopkins University in order to work toward a treatment for type 1 diabetes. This is in addition to the research agreements which the Company currently has in place with Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Regenetech is pioneering the development and commercialization of technology which the company believes will enable regenerative therapy with adult stem cells for widespread use. Regenetech’s agreement with Johns Hopkins University will span over two years, and involves significant funding from the Company. The...
  • Duke's lacrosse run ends without title [Johns Hopkins wins 12-11]

    05/28/2007 1:03:49 PM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies · 988+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/28/07
    BALTIMORE - It would have been a wonderful story: The Duke lacrosse team completing its emotional comeback season by claiming its first national championship before a record crowd. Johns Hopkins wrote its own ending, one that left Duke’s players engulfed in an emotion they hadn’t experienced in nearly a year — bitter disappointment. Hopkins claimed its ninth lacrosse title Monday, withstanding a furious Duke rally before escaping with a 12-11 victory. The Blue Jays (13-4) never trailed. But they blew a six-goal halftime lead and found themselves locked in a tie at 11 after Duke’s Max Quinzani scored with 4:37...
  • Hopkins pares punishment for Halloween invitation

    01/09/2007 11:25:29 AM PST · by JZelle · 7 replies · 451+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-9-07 | Metro Staff
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Johns Hopkins University student who was suspended for a year for writing an invitation to a fraternity "Halloween in the Hood" party has had his punishment reduced after an appeal, according to a nonprofit free-speech group that has been advocating on his behalf. Justin Park posted the invitation on the Web site Facebook.com. The posting described Baltimore as an "HIV pit" and urged guests to wear "bling bling ice ice, grills" and "hoochie hoops." A skeleton pirate with dreadlocks hanging from a nose was used as decoration at the Sigma Chi fraternity party Oct. 28.
  • Adult pig stem cells show promise in repairing animals' heart attack damage

    12/05/2006 2:26:41 PM PST · by Founding Father · 14 replies · 712+ views
    Stem Cells News ^ | December 4, 2006
    2006 DEC 4 - (NewsRx.com) -- Johns Hopkins scientists have successfully grown large numbers of stem cells taken from adult pigs' healthy heart tissue and used the cells to repair some of the tissue damage done to those organs by lab-induced heart attacks. Pigs' hearts closely resemble those in humans, making them a useful model in such research. Following up on previous studies, Hopkins cardiologists used a thin tube to extract samples of heart tissue no bigger than a grain of rice within hours of the animals' heart attacks, then grew large numbers of cardiac stem cells in the lab...
  • Survey Says

    10/13/2006 10:12:36 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 3 replies · 411+ views
    Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons ^ | October 12, 2006 | Allen Forkum
    A study by a group led by Dr. Gilbert Burnham of the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to be published Thursday on the Web site of the Lancet, a British medical journal, will claim that about 600,000 Iraqis have died from violence in Iraq since Operation Iraqi Freedom began. ... They used a methodology known as "cluster sampling," which can be valid if using real data and not anecdotal reporting. Most of the original Lancet clusters reported no deaths at all, with the journal admitting, "two-thirds of all violent deaths were reported in one cluster in the city...
  • Political science

    10/12/2006 5:05:45 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 11 replies · 456+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2006 | TODAY'S EDITORIAL
    Credit the newsmaking scientists at Johns Hopkins with this: They know a political opportunity when they see one. This latest Iraq war-death estimate -- 655,000, four times higher than anyone else's -- is released a few weeks before Election 2006, just like their last Lancet study, which appeared right before the 2004 election. Here we are again, watching science meet anti-war politics. Yesterday the study got generous coverage in The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. Why that happened is unclear, because the scientists -- the lead author this time is Dr. Gilbert Burnham, last time Dr. Les...
  • Electric jolt triggers release of biomolecules, nanoparticles

    09/13/2006 7:09:47 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 17 replies · 566+ views
    Eurekalert.org ^ | 11-Sep-2006 | Phil Sneiderman
    Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a way to use a brief burst of electricity to release biomolecules and nanoparticles from a tiny gold launch pad. The technique could someday be used to dispense small amounts of medicine on command from a chip implanted in the body. The method also may be useful in chemical reactions that require the controlled release of extremely small quantities of a material.The technique was described Sept. 10 in a presentation by Peter C. Searson, a Johns Hopkins professor of materials science and engineering, during the 232nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San...
  • Brave New World at JHU

    09/13/2006 1:09:46 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 13 replies · 603+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 13, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Johns Hopkins is mostly known as a staid old Baltimore institution famous for the breakthroughs of its medical researchers but the university’s alumni magazine shows a campus that is more new age than old guard. President Bush did speak there, a rarity in an academy that loathes the Republican chief executive, but the appearance did not sit too well with students and alums. “The sheer narcissism, risk-aversion, deference, and partisanship of the event and its report in the magazine betray the intellectual and political standards Johns Hopkins values,” Sayres Rudy, a visiting scholar at Amherst College writes. “I know that...
  • American Political Tradition Revised

    09/12/2006 3:12:01 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 353+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 12, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For more than a half a century, The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It has been a widely used textbook in both college and high school advanced placement courses. For about the same time period, it has been misleading students everywhere. For example, the author of the book, Columbia professor Richard Hofstadter offered up a chapter on Abraham Lincoln that never mentioned the Gettysburg Address. In like fashion, he claimed that the authors of the constitution “wanted freedom from fiscal uncertainty and irregularities in the currency, from trade wars among the states, from economic discrimination by more...
  • Adult Stem-Cell Treatments: A Better Way

    12/02/2005 3:27:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 677+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 12.01.05 | Stephanie Porowski & Emma Elliott
    Adult stem-cell research may lead one day to cures for terminal and debilitating diseases "I hope we will always be guided by both intellect and heart, by both our capabilities and our conscience." -President George W. Bush1 Few areas of scientific study hold as much potential as adult stem-cell research. This research is already generating medical breakthroughs and treatments for debilitating diseases and disabilities, such as spinal cord injuries, sickle cell anemia and Parkinson's. Indeed, scientists laud stem-cell treatments as the "miracle cure" of the 21st century. Unlike so many areas of biotechnology, adult stem cells do not spark a...
  • Hopkins named top hospital for 16th year

    07/07/2006 3:41:42 AM PDT · by jaime1959 · 20 replies · 595+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 7, 2006
    For the 16th straight year, Johns Hopkins Hospital has earned the top spot in the in U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the best hospitals nationwide. "Once again, the magazine and medical professionals across the nation have affirmed the excellence of our faculty physicians, our nurses and our staff," Dr. Edward Miller, dean and chief executive of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said in a letter to employees. Hopkins also ranked first in five specialties: ear, nose and throat, gynecology, kidney disease, urology and rheumatology. It also ranked second in neurology/neurosurgery, ophthalmology and psychiatry; third in cancer, digestive disorders, endocrinology,...
  • FIRE Blasts Johns Hopkins for Letting Conservative Paper Be Censored

    06/20/2006 11:34:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 668+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | June 20, 2006 | Jim Brown (Agape Press)
    (AgapePress) -- Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, Maryland, is being accused of condoning mob censorship. An academic freedom and individual rights watchdog group is decrying school officials' part in an apparent attempt to silence a conservative newspaper. In May, the Carrolton Record published an issue critical of a group that brought a pornographic film director to the JHU campus. Afterward, hundreds of copies of the newspaper were stolen; however, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the university administration "turned a blind eye to the theft." According to the Record's editor, about half of the 600...
  • Osama bin Laden Academically

    04/12/2006 11:13:37 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 410+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 12, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The very idea of a personality profile of the mastermind of the September 11th, 2001 attacks upon the United States brings to mind the image of the Nazi playwright played by Kenneth Mars explaining his musical tribute to Adolf Hitler in the classic Mel Brooks film The Producers. “The Fuhrer was a great dancer,” Franz Liebkind insists to would-be producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, played by, respectively, Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. There is more than a little of this line of dialogue echoed in the summary Johns Hopkins professor Peter Bergen makes of his book The Osama bin...
  • Bloomberg Gives $100M for Stem Cell Research

    02/02/2006 6:50:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 670+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/2/06 | AP
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire known for his philanthropy, anonymously donated $100 million Thursday to Johns Hopkins University to support stem cell research, a new children's hospital and other projects, The Associated Press has learned. The Republican mayor, who graduated from Johns Hopkins and is a former Hopkins board chairman, has donated hundreds of millions to the school over the years. The school of public health at Hopkins bears his name. A person familiar with his philanthropy confirmed the latest $100 million gift on condition of anonymity, citing Bloomberg's desire for privacy. The mayor's spokesman, Stu Loeser, declined to comment...
  • Rumsfeld's on the Future of Iraq Delivered at the Johns Hopkins

    12/10/2005 2:28:05 PM PST · by ckilmer · 5 replies · 203+ views
    Monday, December 5, 2005; 2:39 PM
    Transcript: Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's Speech on the Future of Iraq Delivered at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Courtesy FDCH/e-Media Monday, December 5, 2005; 2:39 PM SPEAKER: DONALD H. RUMSFELD, U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE [*] RUMSFELD: Thank you very much, Dean Einhorn. I see here Ruth Wedgwood in the front row, a member of the Defense Policy Board. And a couple of friends here from 30 or 40 or even more years back. Bill Coleman (ph) and Hal Sonnenfeld (ph), it's good to see you. Colonel Hickey (ph), thank you for all you do -- as well...