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How the HIV Cure That Wasn't May Hold a Positive Lesson After All

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say that even though a baby in Mississippi who was initially thought to have been cured of HIV later relapsed, there may have been important information gleaned from the case.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Study finds shortcomings in doctor-patient discussions about transplantation

In a study of dialysis patients, those who reported that they had discussed the option of transplantation with clinicians were more likely to be put on the transplant waiting list; however, clinician-reported discussions of transplantation did not increase patients' likelihood of being waitlisted.

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Related Topix: University of New Mexico, University of Pittsburgh

TheBlaze.com

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Death Valley's 'Wandering Stones'

For more than 50 years, scientists have puzzled over rocks that seemed to move across the dry landscape of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park.

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Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, US Politics, US News

The Baltimore Sun

Former North Korean detainee, 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Office' actors among upcoming JHU speakers

Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, 127 Hours, Entertainment

PhysOrg Weblog

Dosage of HIV drug may be ineffective for half of African-Americans

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests.

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Related Topix: African-American, Genetics, Medicine, Pharmacology

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Free Dictionary

George Hoyt Whipple

George Hoyt Whipple was an American physician, pathologist, biomedical researcher, and medical school educator and administrator.

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Related Topix: Yale University, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Infection Control Today

Bundled Approach to Reduce Surgical Site Infections in Colorectal Surgery

A multidisciplinary program that spanned the phases of perioperative care helped reduce surgical site infections in patients undergoing colorectal surgery at an academic medical center.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

RedOrbit

Cancer Leaves A Common Fingerprint On DNA

Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome , according to a team of researchers.

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ThinkProgress

The Key To Helping Teens Battle Depression

The key to battling depression in teens may lie in the concerted efforts of parents, specialized mental health care providers, and primary care physicians, a recent study suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, US News, Liberal Political News

The Baltimore Sun

Michael Beer, advocate for Baltimore's streams -- and a green roof

For some people, environmentalism is a lifelong passion. That would be true of Michael Beer, retired biophysics professor at Johns Hopkins University, who died Friday at age 88. He was devoted to protecting and restoring the Jones Falls, the stream that runs through the heart of Baltimore, as well as one of its most popular tributaries, Stony Run.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD

BBC News

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.

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Related Topix: Scanners

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Guns, bombs and weapons can all be snuck past TSA agents, even while...

Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and hidden handguns were all used in concealment techniques and tricks that enabled a group of researchers to hide banned and dangerous weapons and substances from Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints, and which are currently used at ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), Scanners, UC San Diego

Wall Street Journal

Work & Family

Humans' listening skills are poor on average. We retain less than half of what we hear, and evidence shows that these skills are getting worse.

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Related Topix: Londonderry, NH, Rockhurst University

Wilson's Almanac

Mes Aynak saga continues

The Mes Aynak mine in Afghanistan garnered much attention when surveyors discovered cultural artifacts at the site.

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InvestorIdeas.com

American DG Energy Inc. (Nyse MKT: Adge) Alert, Johns Hopkins...

August 26, 2014 American DG Energy Inc. , a leading On-Site Utility, offering clean electricity, heat, hot water and cooling solutions to hospitality, healthcare, housing and athletic facilities, is now operating a 75 kW combined heat and power system providing an On-Site energy solution to Wolman Hall student housing at The Johns Hopkins ... (more)

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Related Topix: Waltham, MA

News Max

Prof: Obama Attending Brown Service Unfair to Cop

President Barack Obama should not have attended the memorial service on Monday for shooting victim Michael Brown, because it could "bias the case" surrounding his death, Dr. Lester Spence, Associate Professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, told Newsmax TV.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ferguson, MO, Life, Self Defense

Mon Aug 25, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Cancer leaves a common fingerprint on DNA

Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome, according to a team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science, Molecular Biology

VentureBeat

Professors help startups teach real-world skills online without university bureaucracy

It's unusual for businesses to interact with students in a major university class, and its an important reason why so few students graduate without having solved real world problems.

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The Baltimore Sun

Trial scheduled for former school board member charged with fraud

A former city school board member and city government worker who is accused of lying about his resume will be tried in court on fraud charges this fall.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

Earth & Sky

Pluto-bound New Horizons crosses Neptune's orbit

NASA says this is New Horizons' last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Laurel, MD

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