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17 hrs ago | 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

The Washington Post

Hallucinogen in a magic mushroomsa might have helped smokers quit

Most long-time, pack-a-day smokers who took part in a small study were able to quit smoking after six months, and researchers believe the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic mushrooms" could be the reason why. The study of the 15 participants, published this week in the Journal of Psychopharmacology , is the first to look at the feasibility of using the psychedelic drug psilocybin to aid in a smoking cessation treatment program.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Hallucinogen, Electronic, Drugs, Pharmacology, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

HIV and Hepatitis

ICAAC 2014: New Drug Isavuconazole Is Effective Against Opportunistic Fungal Infections

A new antifungal drug, isavuconazole, matched the efficacy of voriconazole for treatment of invasive fungal infections in cancer patients with compromised immunity, but with fewer side effects, researchers reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy last week in Washington, DC.Isavuconazole was shown to be effective against various fungal infections that act as opportunistic illnesses in people with HIV/AIDS, including Aspergillus , Candida , and Cryptococcus. Isavuconazole is a triazole antifungal being developed by Astellas and Basilea Pharmaceutica International, available in oral and intravenous formulations; it is under evaluation for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Candida & Candidosis, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Microbiology, Biology, Science, Lymphoma

The Jersey Journal

Rutgers boosters include governors, actresses and celebrity chefs

Johns Hopkins University received a $350 million donation from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The University of California at Los Angeles landed a $200 million gift from music producer David Geffen and the University of Arkansas scored a $300 million donation from the Walton family, founders of Walmart.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Michael Bloomberh, University of Arkansas, New Jersey, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Frank Lautenberg


Multi-Institutional Research Team Measures Multiple Morbidities

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A collaborative study by researchers from Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University has measured multimorbidity - multiple diseases or medical conditions co-occurring in a single patient - and has determined which combinations of medical conditions are more prevalent by age, sex, and race/ethnicity in a geographically-defined Midwestern population.


Related Topix: Rochester, MN, Olmsted County, MN

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Record donations to colleges, universities in D.C., Md., Va.

The University of Maryland plans to announce Friday that it has received the largest donation in its history, a $31 million gift from Brendan Iribe, a highly successful 35-year-old high-tech entrepreneur who dropped out of U-Md. during his freshman year in the late 1990s.


Related Topix: George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, California Institute of Technology, Georgetown (Washington, DC)

The Scarsdale Daily Voice

Dr. Rafael Torres Joins White Plains Hospital's Medical Staff

Torres is medical director of Emergency Medicine as of Sept. 2. Torres completed his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, in Washington, D.C., where he received honors for academic achievement.


Related Topix: Medicine, Emergency Medicine, St. Joseph's (Baltimore, MD), George Washington University, Yonkers, NY

PhysOrg Weblog

Many kidney failure patients have concerns about pursuing kidney transplantation

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.


Building Operating Management

Director of Facilities

Calvert School is located in Tuscany-Canterbury, a residential neighborhood in Baltimore City, just north of Johns Hopkins University and south of Loyola University Maryland, accessible from Charles Street and I-83. The Director of Facilities will report to the Director of Finance and Operations and will oversee the buildings and grounds of a 15-acre campus that includes a lower school, middle school, and two homes.


PhysOrg Weblog

Long acting HIV drugs to be developed

HIV drugs which only need to be taken once a month are to be developed at the University of Liverpool in a bid to overcome the problem of 'pill fatigue'. Currently it is not uncommon for people to miss doses of the antiretroviral drugs that are used to treat HIV, due to the need for patients to take them daily for the rest of their lives - an issue known as pill fatigue.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology

The Globe and Mail

'Magic mushrooms' help long-time smokers kick habit: study

Just two or three experiences with "magic mushrooms" helped a dozen long-term smokers quit, succeeding in a study where numerous other approaches failed. The volunteers took a pill containing psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, as part of a cognitive behavior therapy program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.


Related Topix: Drugs, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Reality killed Obama's hope to end U.S. military entanglements

Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was drawing to a close. A little more than two and a half years later, Obama's national security strategy to limit foreign entanglements and focus on fixing domestic ills _ an approach that mirrored the war-weary popular mood at the time _ appears overly optimistic and out of sync with the world's harsh realities.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Brandywine Health Foundation adds new board members

The Brandywine Health Foundation announced the addition of two new members - Dr. Linda Thompson Adams of Newtown Square and Fred C.Travaglini of Exton - to its volunteer Board of Directors, Wednesday. Since its inception in May 2001, the Coatesville-based public foundation has distributed more than $13 million in grants to non-profits improving health in the greater Coatesville area.


Related Topix: Newtown Square, PA, Exton, PA, Coatesville, PA, Downingtown, PA, Unionville, PA

The Washington Post

So you want to hack Apple Pay?

A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems - the kind of technology at the heart of Apple's new mobile payment system. It took a few thousand dollars in gear and a few months of work.


Related Topix: Computer Security, iPhone, Travel

New Scientist

Stringy fields may make the universe swell faster

DARK energy, the mysterious force thought to be responsible for the fact the universe's expansion is accelerating, might come from a series of exotic fields. This notion, which has its origins in string theory, could explain why it was only after galaxies formed that the rate of expansion began to increase.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

To Confront Islamic State Threat, Longtime Mideast Rivals Look to Team Up

As the United States and its allies look to fight the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, longtime adversaries with a common fear of the radical movement are scrambling to see if they can cooperate to defeat the rising threat. The jihadist group has so far thrived in part because its enemies are also enemies of one another, a reality that has complicated efforts to muster a strong response to its rampage.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East

Business Journal

Johns Hopkins teams with Toshiba to tackle cancer

In the fight against cancer, Johns Hopkins University is invoking a popular attitude these days: go big or go home. The Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department was teamed up with Toshiba Group to establish the Toshiba Center for Big Data in Healthcare at the Science + Technology Park at the Hopkins campus in Baltimore.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine


Grand Openings Represent Start of Major Citywide Children's Initiative

BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 -- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and The Johns Hopkins University will today host the grand opening of the Weinberg Early Childhood Center, an innovative space - and the first of five such centers that will be created in Baltimore City - designed to care for infants and educate children up to age 5. In unveiling the Early Childhood Center, the Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, and its many partners, will also recognize the Foundation's latest school libraries created as part of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project.


Related Topix: Libraries, Education Etc.