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4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Hopkins criticized for using pigs to teach future doctors

Using pigs as part of training for future doctors is unnecessary and unethical, according to a nonprofit health and animal rights group that staged a protest Thursday of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of four around the nation that still uses animals in training.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Animal Rights, Columbia University, University of Mississippi

5 hrs ago | Health News Digest

Some Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Affect More Than Their Targets

Researchers have discovered that three commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, alter the activity of enzymes within cell membranes.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Arthritis

9 hrs ago | CNN

Body scanner's problem: Fails to detect guns

Hovav Shacham of the University of California in San Diego and other researchers in a joint study discovered that guns can be concealed from the Rapiscan.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

New principal for Mount Washington School

Ashley Cook-Plymouth remembers using her family's shed as a fantasy schoolhouse when she was a child in northern Virginia.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Education

Wireless Design & Development

Researchers Find Security Flaws in Backscatter X-Ray Scanners

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013.

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Related Topix: UC San Diego

BioSpace

Memories Of Errors Foster Faster Learning, Johns Hopkins University Study

Memories Of Errors Foster Faster Learning Using a deceptively simple set of experiments, researchers at Johns Hopkins have learned why people learn an identical or similar task faster the second, third and subsequent time around.

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Circulation

Network Biology in Medicine and Beyond [Computational and Systems Biology]

From the Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD ; the Department of Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD ; and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Arlington .

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Baltimore, MD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Molecular Biology

Medical News Today

'Diseases of synapses' demo'd in a dish

Researchers have long suspected that major mental disorders are genetically-rooted diseases of synapses - the connections between neurons.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Circulation

Sickle Cell Trait and Incident Ischemic Stroke in the Atherosclerosis ...

From the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD ; and School of Public Health, Human Genetics Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston .

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Crofs Blogs

Malaria: Historic campaign delivers mosquito nets to every household across Uganda

I'm taking the death of Dr. Adadevoh very badly, but this is a scrap of consolation.

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Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Medicine, Malaria, Health

Noozhawk

Schizophrenia in a Dish: UCSB Plays Role in Revealing How Illness-Linked Genetics Affect Neurons

Sequencing facility assistant director and Ph.D. candidate Elmer Guzman stands with co-author Matthew Lalli in front of the RNA sequencer used in the study.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science, UC Santa Barbara

Hellenic News of America

2011 Corridor Person of the Year voting for Aris Melissaratos,

I just voted for Aris Melissaratos for the Corridor Inc's Person of the Year. Aris has served a broad spectrum of people and initiatives from economic development to charitable fundraising and from education to community development.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology

Medical News Today

Slippery material for lubricating joints inspired by nature

For some time, scientists have been aware that synovial fluid in joints contains a natural substance that helps keep them well lubricated.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Newswise

Monell Center Names Robert F. Margolskee as New President and Director

The Board of Directors of the Monell Chemical Senses Center has named Robert F. Margolskee, MD, PhD as the Center's next President and Director, effective October 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Harvard University, Genetics, Medicine, Stanford University

Newswise

Esteemed Surgeon-Scientist Named Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins

Internationally renowned pediatric surgeon and scientist David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., will become the new pediatric surgeon-in-chief at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh

The Baltimore Sun

Confronting Ebola fears [Commentary]

We sat in a waiting room of a health clinic here, talking about our fears. As a midwifery and nursing educator working in Liberia for Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, I had been asked to help update health workers on the critical skills and interventions essential to managing Ebola cases.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Medicine, Nursing, Opinion

Book TV

After Words: Dr. Ben Carson, "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save...

The prominent former neurosurgeon and presidential critic proposes "a road out" of what he calls U.S. decline.

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Medical News

Errors and learning: Johns Hopkins researchers reveal how we learn a new motor task

Using a deceptively simple set of experiments, researchers at Johns Hopkins have learned why people learn an identical or similar task faster the second, third and subsequent time around.

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Related Topix: Health

Marine News

Standard Missile Shows Versatility with "Juliet" Flight Test

The Navy executed a successful flight test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 at White Sands Missile Range Aug. 14. During flight test "Juliet," the Navy examined the missile's ability to intercept a subsonic, low- altitude target over land.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, North Korea, World News, Asia

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Trinidad Guardian

Prof Bridget Brereton: A passionate historian

Bridget Brereton is professor emerita of History at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies.

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Related Topix: India, World News

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