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Johns Hopkins University

JHU Campus News

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Humans can be grouped by different gut bacteria
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“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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UMD law school receives $30 million donation
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“At a press conference held on April 25, 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley announced that the University of Maryland's Law School had received a $30 million gift, the largest in the school's history, from the W.P Carey Foundation. As a result of the gift, the law school will officially be changing its name to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in honor of the founder of the foundation, W.”
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Men's Tennis serves up fifth straight CC gold
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“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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Study aims to reduce EMS costs in Baltimore City
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“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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Saturn has "northern lights" of its own
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“Scientists at the Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) have identified a type of "northern lights" around Saturn.
On Earth, the northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, appear as bands of colorful light in a region within the Arctic Circle as a result of solar wind, a stream of charged particles that generates an electric current.”

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Pesticide exposure lowers children's IQs
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“Three studies conducted by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have recently shown that children who were exposed before birth to substantial levels of neurotoxic pesticides tend to have somewhat lower IQs by the time they start school, compared to children with virtually no exposure.”
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Heart drug may lower risk of prostate cancer
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“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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Freedom of speech and expression
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“This Tuesday, pro-life activists protested on North Charles Street at 34th street. They carried posters with graphic signs of aborted fetuses and lynched persons. Other signs contained comparisons between abortion and genocide, which many people considered to be offensive.”
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Students try again for University support of Aramark Workers
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“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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Students react to Bin Laden's death
by News-Letter
May 04, 2015
“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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