Tag: johns hopkins

Fighting Malaria on the Frontline

September 3, 2010 |  by Nora Koch

Phil Thuma, HS ’83, a second-generation physician missionary, partnered with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, headquartered within the Bloomberg School of Public Health, to establish the Malaria Institute at Macha.

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Did asteroids bring water and life to Earth?

September 3, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

Space scientists have put several men on the moon, robotically explored the farthest reaches of the solar system, and calculated the age and composition of the universe. But they’ve had a hard time nailing down two of the most basic questions about life on Earth: How did the surface of the planet become mostly water? […]

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First Global MBA class hits town

September 3, 2010 |  by Greg Rienzi

Carey Business School’s ground-breaking program has drawn students from across the world to southern Baltimore. The two-year, full-time program’s new curriculum is interdisciplinary in orientation and emphasis.

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Quantifying literature

September 3, 2010 |  by Dale Keiger

Jesse Rosenthal began his scholarly career by earning a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in English, no surprise for someone recently added to the Krieger School’s English faculty as an assistant professor. But his minor was mathematics, and he programmed computers for fun. So the idea of applying computers and quantitative analysis to the study […]

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Advancing autism education, near and far

September 3, 2010 |  by Virginia Hughes

Any veteran special education teacher will tell you: There’s no way to predict how a student with autism will fare in the classroom. Danielle Liso at the School of Education works to raise awareness to about the incurable disease.

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The Big Question: Will the Gulf of Mexico recover from this spring’s massive oil spill?

June 2, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

“We learn from failures, so we should take the opportunity this disaster has provided to improve the way we extract oil via offshore drilling. With such a massive release, there will be substantial harm to the ecosystem. The acute effects are terrible and very visual. “But once the source has been stopped, most of the […]

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Immortal Cells, Enduring Issues

June 2, 2010 |  by Dale Keiger

A young lab assistant attended an autopsy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital morgue on October 4, 1951. The assistant was Mary Kubicek. The autopsy was of a woman who had died at 31 from the metastasized cervical cancer that had so ravaged her there was scarcely an organ in her body not riddled with malignancies. […]

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The Disease Chaser

June 2, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

As he parks next to a large white farmhouse that would fit comfortably into a 19th-century still life, Richard Kelley smiles at a rust-colored retriever, an old friend that stirs from an early spring sunbath to greet him. Kelley knows this old place well. He’s been dropping by regularly to check on Joshua since the boy was little more than a month old, when his grandmother noticed that his body quavered slightly but uncontrollably.

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June 2, 2010 |  by Sharon Tregaskis

Standing in the apiary on the grounds of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, Wayne Esaias, A&S ’67, digs through the canvas shoulder bag leaning against his leg in search of the cable he uses to download data. It’s dusk as he runs the cord from his laptop—precariously perched on […]

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Healing Art

June 2, 2010 |  by Mat Edelson

A lifetime of work in the field of substance abuse has left Pat Santora, a veteran Johns Hopkins researcher, in the grip of her own emotional turmoil—frustrated that her patients are stigmatized, angered that the public still sees addiction as a moral failing rather than a treatable disease, and irritated that, despite her vociferous protests, “in a wonderful acute-care hospital like Johns Hopkins, we have thousands of people who are diagnosed with addictions to alcohol, tobacco, and illegal and/or prescription drugs,” she says. “And like so many acute-care hospitals, we focus primarily on treating the adverse medical consequences of the addiction—heart disease, cancer, cirrhosis—rather than treating the addiction itself.”

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