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3 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Each Chronic Condition Further Reduces Life Expectancy

Each additional chronic condition among older people diminishes life expectancy, according to a study published in the August issue of Medical Care .


Related Topix: Medicare

7 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Looking Out: Hopkins expanding space for LGBTQ Life program

The LGBTQ Life program at Johns Hopkins University may have just finished its first year on the school's Homewood campus, but it's already outgrown its digs and is expanding into a new space this coming semester.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

8 hrs ago | New Vision

Scientists take step toward blood test for suicide...

US scientists have identified a gene mutation that appears to be common in people who attempt or commit suicide, a finding that could lead to a blood test to predict risk.


Related Topix: Suicide

12 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Hagerstown Community College gets cyber grant

Hagerstown Community College is getting a grant of about $714,000 from the National Science Foundation to boost its cybersecurity programs.


16 hrs ago | CBS News

A new college ranking has some familiar caveats

Over the years, I've crossed paths with thousands of parents, and this is what most of them would love to find: a list of the perfect colleges for their teenagers.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Babson College, Rice University, James Madison University, University of Wyoming

17 hrs ago | CBS News

Hubble still pushing the frontiers of astronomy

This image combines NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations with data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

DefenceTalk News

North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile , fueling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think-tank said Wednesday.



Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration

People who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes over time, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it worsen sooner, according to a long-term study.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Beaver Dam, WI

Chicago Tribune

Sweeping reforms suggested to fix CPS truancy crisis

A state task force formed in response to a Tribune investigation today recommended sweeping reforms to address absenteeism in Chicago elementary schools, saying the future of the city's children and its economy are at stake.


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Education Etc.


OxLDL Triggers Retrograde Translocation of Arginase2 in Aortic...

From the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine , Biomedical Engineering , and Cell Biology, Pediatrics, Center for Cell Dynamics , Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility , and Departments of Medicine and Biological Chemistry , Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; and Lipoprotein Metabolism Section, ... (more)


Related Topix: Cell Biology, Biology, Science, Chemistry, Baltimore, MD, Bethesda, MD

Bioscience Technology

Scientists Zoom In and Out as Brain Processes Sound

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have mapped the sound-processing part of the mouse brain in a way that keeps both the proverbial forest and the trees in view.


Seven running in Millburn BOE race

A diverse slate of seven candidates will be vying for three open seats on the Millburn Board of Education in the general election.


Related Topix: Millburn, NJ, Short-Hills, NJ, Summit, NJ

The Big Picture

What makes Analysts Cover Stocks?

David J. Merkel, CFA runs his own equity asset management shop, called Aleph Investments, running separately managed stock and bond accounts for upper middle class individuals and small institutions.


Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Mamaroneck Daily Voice

Larchmont's Kupferberg Named To Dean's List

Benjamin Kupferberg, a Larchmont resident, was named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.


Westport News

Probate judge to speak to Westport seniors

Probate Judge Lisa Wexler will discuss legal issues related to probate court at the Westport Center for Senior Activities on Thursday, Aug. 7. Among the topics to be discussed at the 11 a.m. talk are the legal requirements to appoint conservators, the jurisdiction of probate court, and how the probate process works.


Related Topix: Westport, CT

Business Journal

Joshua Sharfstein to step down as Maryland health secretary for Johns Hopkins University job

Maryland Health Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein will step down in January to join Johns Hopkins University.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

World Magazine

Congresswoman's baby happy, healthy a year after miracle birth

A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations July 23 when he praised a doctor who helped a fellow lawmaker's infant survive a rare fetal condition.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler

Science, Industry and Business

A blood test for suicide?

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person's risk of attempting suicide.


Related Topix: Suicide


Blood Test for Suicide May Come From Stress Gene Defect

A gene tied to negative thoughts and impulses may lead to a blood test predicting suicide risk, according to researchers who said such a tool could help prevent a leading cause of death.


Related Topix: Suicide, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014


N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think-tank said Wednesday.