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Johns Hopkins University

JHU Campus News
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How to have the perfect day in Baltimore
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“Baltimoreans-in-training, you still have much to learn.
Unfortunately, this is the last you'll read of my version of Being Baltimorean.
Yes, this is my last column. I don't know about you, but I've had fun. And thank you, dear reader, for being loyal and awesome!
So, to kick off my farewell column tour, I've decided to describe my perfect Baltimorean day.”

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Students react to Bin Laden's death
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“Late Sunday night, after President Obama announced that a Special Forces Team had located and killed Osama Bin Laden, spontaneous celebrations erupted across the country, including on the Homewood campus and in Charles Village. Some students even went to Washington D.”
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Brain thinning indicates Alzheimer's risk
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“Researchers have discovered that people whose brains display thinning of the cerebral cortex are at significantly higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, even if they are currently cognitively healthy.
It is estimated that 15 million people in the United States suffer from the disease and that caregivers spend an unpaid 17 billion hours alleviating its devastating symptoms.”

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Students try again for University support of Aramark Workers
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“Following the lack of success of the Aramark worker rally on April 22, Robert Day, an English doctoral candidate and the organizer of the rally, and representatives from several student organizations arranged a meeting with David Furhman, director of Dining Programs, and Sarah Steinberg, interim vice provost for Student Affairs, last Monday, May 2.”
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Heart drug may lower risk of prostate cancer
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“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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Maryland Film Festival set to run over the weekend
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“The Maryland Film Festival is an annual four-day event at which top-quality films and videos are presented from all over the world.
This year's festival runs from May 5 to May 8 at the Charles Theatre and promises a varied and interesting lineup of movies. Although all these films will be screened at the Charles Theatre, there will be other events during the festival that will take place elsewhere.”

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“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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Study aims to reduce EMS costs in Baltimore City
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“How much money does the Baltimore city government spend on its emergency medical services (EMS) system, and how effective is the way these funds are allocated? What portion of the costs wasted on inefficient health care delivery can be circumvented to provide pre-hospital management care to a patient before he or she activates the EMS system in the first place?
A group of researchers and experts from the Hopkins School of Medicine, the Baltimore City Health Department and the Baltimore City Fire Department carried out a study to answer these questions for the major metropolitan area of Baltimore City.”

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Fetal brain development supported by placenta
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“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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The Barnstormers' As You Like It not so likeable
by News-Letter

Jan 01, 2014
“The original plan for the JHU Barnstormers' spring production As You Like It was to hold it outdoors in the sunshine with balmy breezes and natural pastoral imagery featuring heavily in the performance.
The venue, more widely known as the steps of Milton S.”

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