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Penton's Aviation Week To Honor Tomorrow's Engineering...

Penton 's Aviation Week today announced the winners of its awards program, " Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The Twenty20s ." The awards, produced in partnership with Raytheon, recognize top engineering, math, science and technology students.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Arizona State University, Ohio State University, University of Southern California

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Award-winning Poet and Musician Stephen Kampa '05 to Appear at Carleton College

Award-winning poet and musician Stephen Kampa, a member of the Carleton Class of 2005, will appear at the College on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum.


Related Topix: Carleton College, Arts, Poetry, Missoula, MT, Flagler College


Jhpiego Announces Ebola Response Initiative

With the Ebola crisis in West Africa intensifying, Jhpiego, an international, nonprofit health organization, has been ramping up efforts to provide critical, lifesaving infection prevention and control assistance to the governments of Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, including updating the skills of health workers who deliver care to women and families. Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University with decades of experience in the region, has worked in partnership with the ministries of health and professional organizations in these countries to ensure that health workers follow best practices in IPC that will help minimize the spread of Ebola.


St. Petersburg Times

Meet the final four in FSU's presidential search

Most of the attention surrounding the search for Florida State University's next president has been on state Sen. John Thrasher. But he is just one of four finalists, and the only who has never worked in higher education.


Related Topix: Florida State University, Duke University, Cornell University, Inventions, Science / Technology, Louisiana State University

PhysOrg Weblog

Patients waiting too long to see doctor? Try 'just-in-time' management methods, researchers urge

Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents. In a report on the pilot study, published online Sept.


The Goat Testicle-Implanting Governor

Read a cautionary tale about the seductive and dangerous power of a charlatan sociopath, featuring goats and the American Dream. This is the story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley .


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Milford, KS, Weird

Medical News Today

Many patients have concerns about pursuing kidney transplantation following kidney failure

Concerns about pursuing kidney transplantation are highly prevalent among kidney failure patients, particularly older adults and women, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . Reducing these concerns may help decrease disparities in access to transplantation.


Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Nephrology, Medicine

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Drugs May Rebuild Muscle in Frail Elderly

In 1997, scientist Se-Jin Lee genetically engineered "Mighty Mice" with twice as much muscle as regular rodents. Now, pharmaceutical companies are using his discovery to make drugs that could help elderly patients walk again and rebuild muscle in a range of diseases.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Business Journal

ALS Association funnels hundreds of thousands to universities and...

The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and other research institutions closer to Greater Washington have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the ALS Association in the past few years.


Motorcyclists Contribute $149,000 To Help Kids With Brain Tumors

Ride for Kids motorcyclists in Maryland and Pennsylvania raised more than $149,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on September 14, 2014. More than 300 riders attended the events in Ellicott City, Maryland, and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, to honor our Stars, local children with brain tumors: Althea, Elizabeth, Emily, Gabriel, John, Maggie, Nick, Olivia, Paige, Ruxy and Yosef.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Ellicott City, MD

Scientific Blogging

Unelected Officials: We Don't Need Civic Education, Bureaucrats Do

In culture, a great deal of policy decisions are made by people who do not report to the public. If the EPA agrees to settle a lawsuit with canoers by calling water a pollutant, they can just do it, and stick local government with a $500 million liability.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, Washington Government

PhysOrg Weblog

Delay in age of walking can herald muscular dystrophy in boys with cognitive delays

The timing of a toddler's first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself. Now a duo of Johns Hopkins researchers has found that when walking and cognitive delays occur in concert, the combination could comprise the earliest of signals heralding a rare but devastating disorder known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy .


Universe Today

New Horizons Sights Tiny Pluto Moon As Spacecraft Races Toward Dwarf Planet

Artist's conception of the New Horizons spacecraft flying past Pluto and Charon, one of the dwarf planet's moons. Credit: Johns Hopkins University/APL Here's Hydra! The New Horizons team spotted the tiny moon of Pluto in July, about six months ahead of when they expected to.


Related Topix: NASA

Medical News

Hudson Robotics awarded NIH grant to develop HTS system for in vivo studies of zebrafish

Hudson Robotics, Inc., of Springfield, NJ, in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University, has recently been awarded an NIH grant to develop a commercially viable high-throughput screening system for in vivo studies of zebrafish. This system, termed the Automated Reporter Quantification in vivo system, will bring high-throughput screening technology into the realm of in vivo studies of whole organisms.


Related Topix: Springfield, NJ, Health

Here's Something You May Not Want To Know About Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

I'm a Professor of Medicine, Computer Science, and Biostatistics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Until mid-2011 I was Professor and Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Science, University of Maryland College Park, Influenza

Detroit Free Press

Oh, say did you know: 'Star Spangled Banner' was once a song of drinking and sex

Americans just celebrated the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation's National Anthem, a bit of verse written by a pro-slavery lawyer put to the melody of a British song that praised drinking and sex.


George Washington U. Snags a Decipherer of Ancient Texts

Christopher A. Rollston, a scholar of the ancient Near East, has spent the past two years wandering through a series of academic jobs in Israel and the United States. Now he has found a permanent home, as an associate professor of Northwest Semitic languages and literatures at George Washington University.


Related Topix: Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, George Washington University, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Burlington Times News

County libraries promote author's concept of - choosing civility'

Alamance County Public Libraries is excited to hold several programs this month that coincide with our theme of "Choosing Civility." This is based on P.M. Forni's "Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct" and his Civility Project at Johns Hopkins University.


Related Topix: Libraries, Alamance County, NC, Mebane, NC

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

UM has received other large donations in recent years

The $31 million donation to the University of Maryland, College Park from a computer tech millionaire Friday was the largest donation in the history of the university, but there have been others nearly as big. The university has received three $30 million gifts from three individuals in recent years: Robert E. Fischell, a physicist and inventor, gave money to establish the department of bioengineering; A. James Clark, a construction company owner, gave to the school of engineering; and Robert H. Smith, a builder and developer, gave to the business school.


Related Topix: University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, Inventions, Education

Fri Sep 12, 2014

New Market Research Report: Orion Genomics LLC - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile

Its products include colon cancer risk test, bladder cancer screening and lung cancer screening system, and biomarker. Orion Genomics offers diagnostic test products for breast, lung, ovarian, colorectal and other diseases.


Related Topix: Lung Cancer, Health, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom