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WWII veteran's account stirs audience emotion
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“World War II veteran Sol Goldstein spoke at Hillel on Sunday as one of several events planned to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The 88-year-old Jewish-American fought in vital American battles during the war, but his part in the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp was the main reason for his selection as a speaker for the memorial day.”

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Humans can be grouped by different gut bacteria
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“European researchers have discovered that gut bacteria in humans can be identified in three distinct groups. As one of these groups is unique in each individual, this finding has implications comparable to the ABO system used to characterize blood types.
Bacteria make up the majority of the microorganisms that live in the human gut.”

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Fungal infections easily switch to low oxygen
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“In the constant struggle against disease and infection, Hopkins scientists believe they have found yet another tool to help the cause. A study in the April 22 issue of Molecular Cell shows that the yeast species Schizosaccharomyces pombe contains Sre1, a protein responsible for allowing the organism to survive in environments where oxygen is sparse or even missing.”
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Heart drug may lower risk of prostate cancer
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“Researchers at Hopkins and Harvard have found that men using the cardiac drug digoxin had a 24 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer. The group believes further studies may lead its use in treatment of the disease, which is the second largest cause of cancer-related deaths in U.”
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Pazo serves up sophisticated culinary style
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“It was my friend's 21st birthday. She wanted to have a dinner in celebration of this momentous milestone, and she wanted to have it at her favorite restaurant. Sure enough, it proved to be a restaurant I had always meant to try, but had never gotten around to: Pazo, down in Fells Point.”
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Men's Tennis serves up fifth straight CC gold
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“The Hopkins men's tennis team entered the Centennial Conference Tournament this past weekend on a twelve-match win streak. The 13th ranked Jays did not struggle at all and appeared to be too much for their conference opponents to handle. On Saturday, the Jays cruised past the Haverford Fords, blanking them 5-0 before putting on a wonderful display to shutout Franklin & Marshall 5-0 on Sunday in the title game.”
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Lady Jays track soars to CC gold for second straight year
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“The Hopkins women's track team claimed their second consecutive Centennial Conference track and field championships while the men's team finished in fourth place this past weekend in Allentown, Penn.
Hopkins placed first with a total of 202 points, a comfortable 66.”

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Fetal brain development supported by placenta
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“Researchers recently found evidence that the placenta, the organ that connects the fetus to the uterine wall of its mother, contributes to fetal brain development during pregnancy. Experiments in mice showed that the placenta functions as a source of serotonin during a key period, contributing to the wiring of brain circuits.”
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“With yet another win in the season, this time against visiting Franklin & Marshall, the Hopkins men's tennis team took home the Centennial Conference crown for the fifth straight year. For senior captain Casey Blythe, the win holds even more importance: it's another stepping stone towards advancing beyond the Sweet 16 for the first time in his career.”
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Step Up aims to raise philanthropic awareness
by News-Letter
Jan 01, 2017
“Hopkins's Step Up council hosted a series of events last week to increase interest in philanthropic efforts throughout the Hopkins community.
As a new organization, Step Up's ultimate goal is to attract the student body's attention.
"We wanted to create an awareness [and] have people curious and asking questions," senior Step Up Student Committee member Dana Mariani said.”

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