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1 hr ago | Reuters

Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely - think tank

North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of satellite imagery.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, South Korea,

5 hrs ago | AEI

Access, affordability, and success: How do America's colleges fare? An interactive guide

The proposal calls for a federal college ratings system that appraises colleges on measures of access, affordability, and student success.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University

9 hrs ago | Free Republic

Man sentenced for role in plot to kill cartoonist

Mohammad Hassan Khalid was sentenced last week in Philadelphia to five years in prison for his part in a failed 2009 plan to kill Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who drew the head of the Prophet Mohammed on the body of a dog.


14 hrs ago | Daily Record

Johns Hopkins U. to present 7 with honorary degrees

Two women involved in a case about gay marriage that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

17 hrs ago |

Study: Antipsychotics not needed to help many with dementia

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, potentially making life easier for them and their caregivers, according to experts.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, Geriatric Medicine, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, Medicaid

Mon Apr 21, 2014


CT measures potentially dangerous arterial plaque in diabetic patients

Imaging of the coronary arteries with computed tomography angiography provides an accurate assessment of arterial plaque and could have a dramatic impact on the management of diabetic patients who face a high risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology .


Related Topix: Radiology, Medicine, Bethesda, MD, Diabetes, Health

Medical News Today

Secrets of protein produced by disease-causing fungus revealed

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.


Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Candida & Candidosis, Health


Duke researchers receive Team Science Award DURHAM - The American Association for Cancer Research on April 6 awarded the eighth annual AACR Team Science Award to the Duke University/Johns Hopkins University/National Cancer Institute Malignant Brain Tumor Team.


Related Topix: Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds

Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which vendors say it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science


Canterbury researcher to investigate swallowing disorders

A researcher who is highly trained in dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, has returned from Baltimore to the University of Canterbury to continue her laboratory investigations into facilitating the recovery of swallowing in New Zealand stroke patients.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ruth Ann Dailey: Land-banking bill has one gap - funding

Pittsburgh's city council passed its much ballyhooed land bank legislation last Monday, leaving the second-most important issue unresolved -- and nearly unaddressed.


Related Topix: Opinion

Financial Times

The master of cold war diplomacy

Until now, none has appeared in English about Kissinger's great rival and sparring partner, Zbigniew Brzezinski.


Related Topix: Henry Kissinger

Darien News-Review

Mission trip to Dominican Republic

"I've never seen so many people work so hard and smile so much," John Lydecker said about his January trip with 10 other members of the church.


Related Topix: Darien, CT

Belleville News Democrat

The tax squeeze is on

Steve Hanke, professor of Economics and fellow Stephen Walters of Johns Hopkins University wrote an editorial in The Wall Street Journal about corporate welfare.


Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Tallahassee Democrat

FSU legend Jim Jones set to retire

T.K. Wetherell likes to tell the story about a student he talked to when he was president at Florida State University.


Related Topix: Florida State University, University of Pittsburgh, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Mel Martinez, Republican

Medical News Today

Researchers discover brain activity that may mark memory formation

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Sat Apr 19, 2014


Commerce Secretary Says U.S. Seeks To Boost Economic Ties In Asia

Greater economic engagement is among the Obama administration's priorities in its effort to "rebalance" U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific region, says U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.


Related Topix: Burma, World News, China,

Axiom Welcomes New Employee

Axiom Engineering Design is pleased to welcome Mr. John Mettee III to its team. Mr. Mettee studied Engineering at Harford Community College and Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.


Related Topix: Engineering, Civil Engineering, Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Lost stem cells are replaced by non-stem cells: Study

Washington, Apr 18 : A new study has found that when a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Cell Biology, Biology, Science

Infection Control Today

Immune System Research May Help Predict Who Gets Long-Term Complications From Lyme Disease

A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients.


Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Stanford University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention