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Explore latest John Hopkins News. John Hopkins university was found in 1876 and was named by the man who helped to be established. JHU is organized in 9 academic divisions and more than a 400 programs to be studied, also they are present in Italy and China. Their best ranked subject are: Public Health, Nursing, Medical Technology, Clinical Medicine, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Statistics and Biotechnology. We provide John Hopkins News from these section: Arts and Culture, Sport, Medicine, politics, Science and technology. John Hopkins is America’s first research University. They had share to public their researches about water purification possible, genetic engineering, authenticated the Dead Sea Scrolls, saccharine, CPR, and the supersonic ramjet engine.

Krieger School chemist wins prestigious Packard Fellowship

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By Rachel Wallach / Published Oct 14, 2021 Xiongyi Huang, assistant professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Chemistry, was named Oct. 14 as a recipient of a 2021 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The program provides “the nation’s most promising early career scientists and engineers with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields of study.” Each recipient receives $875,000 over five years. Through billions of years of evolution, nature has done a wonderful job of creating a staggering array of…

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Wilmer Eye Institute establishes the Sanford and Susan Greenberg Center to End Blindness

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By Vanessa Wasta and Ayanna Tucker / Published Oct 14, 2021 After losing his sight as a college student, Sanford “Sandy” Greenberg, an emeritus trustee of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, vowed to end blindness “permanently and for everyone.” Now, to further that goal, the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute has launched the Sanford and Susan Greenberg Center to End Blindness, with support from several philanthropists, including Wilmer board member Allan Holt and his wife, Shelley. “When I woke up newly blinded, I promised God that I would…

Two luminaries—a cosmologist and a poet—contemplate our place in the universe

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By Rachel Wallach / Published Oct 13, 2021 How do you properly mark the occasion of the launch of the world’s largest, most complex telescope yet, and the future explorations and discoveries it represents? At Johns Hopkins’ First-Year Seminars, you invite a cosmologist and a poet to spend an evening in dialogue, and they discuss their shared impulse to understand the universe and our place in it, the gifts and limitations of language, and the intersections and entanglements of science and the humanities. “Physics and poetry use different languages to…

Researchers pioneer method to examine how immunotherapy changes tumors

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By Kait Howard / Published Oct 13, 2021 Johns Hopkins University engineers are the first to use a non-invasive optical probe to understand the complex changes in tumors after immunotherapy, a treatment that harnesses the immune system to fight cancer. Their method combines detailed mapping of the biochemical composition of tumors with machine learning. “Immunotherapy really works like magic and has fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed,” said Ishan Barman, a Johns Hopkins associate professor in mechanical engineering and a co-author of the study, which…

Johns Hopkins unveils portrait of LGBTQ rights trailblazer Edith Windsor

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By Hub staff report / Published Oct 12, 2021 Johns Hopkins University unveiled a portrait Monday honoring Edith Windsor, a fearless trailblazer and fierce advocate for LGBTQ rights whose 2013 victory at the Supreme Court ensured equal treatment under the law for married same-sex couples and laid the groundwork for the Court’s historic constitutional recognition of marriage equality two years later. The portrait—commissioned by the university to celebrate Windsor’s life and legacy, and unveiled on National Coming Out Day—will hang in the Brody Learning Commons on the university’s Homewood campus….

New data shows COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on American Indian, Alaska Native tribes

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By Rose Weeks / Published Oct 11, 2021 The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center today launched new data and maps tracking the pandemic’s impact across American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Developed in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and Indian Country Today, the map provides one of the most comprehensive views of how the pandemic has unfolded across more than 100 Tribal Nations. American Indian and Alaska Native communities have been experiencing some of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the United States. There are,…

Targeting epilepsy with surgical precision

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By Sarah Tarney / Published Oct 11, 2021 For the more than 15 million epilepsy patients around the world whose disease is not controlled by medication, the only remaining option is removal of the parts of the brain where seizures originate. Even then, surgery is only 50% effective because accurately pinpointing the brain regions responsible is challenging. Image caption: Adam Li Developed by Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineers, a new method of highlighting the most epileptic parts of the brain could enable not only more accurate diagnosis of the seizure…

For Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, a long-awaited return to the stage

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By Koye Berry / Published Oct 11, 2021 For many in the performing arts, the effects of the 2020 COVID shutdown were both personal and professional. Musicians, dancers, and theater companies the world over found both their livelihood and their primary mode of expression put on an indefinite pause. While online platforms such as Zoom and Instagram Live allowed for an alternate form of connection, an essential exchange between performer and audience was lost. “Our musicians have been itching to play a concert for people,” says Rafaela Dreisin, who became…

New report from Johns Hopkins finds stark transit inequity in Baltimore

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By Danielle Underferth / Published Oct 7, 2021 Shortcomings in the Baltimore region’s public transit system disproportionately affect low-income and minority neighborhoods, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, which spans the schools of Public Health and Engineering, and the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition. “Not surprisingly, the neighborhoods with the greatest opportunities for investment in transit are the ones that were historically impacted by racist policies.” Megan Latshaw Associate scientist, Environmental Health and Engineering Low-income people of color make up the majority…

Johns Hopkins researchers find thousands of unknown chemicals in electronic cigarettes

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By Jill Rosen / Published Oct 7, 2021 Vaping aerosols contain thousands of unknown chemicals and substances not disclosed by manufacturers, including industrial chemicals and caffeine, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. The study is the first to apply to vaping liquids and aerosols an advanced fingerprinting technique used to identify chemicals in food and wastewater. The results, just published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology , suggest people who vape are using a product whose risks have yet to be fully determined and could be exposing themselves to chemicals…

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