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One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today

EAST LANSING, Mich. It was 150 years ago this September that a London physician named John Snow urged officials in his city to shut down a well-used water pump in the heart of the Soho district, a move that may have helped to hasten the end of a deadly cholera epidemic that had killed hundreds of people.... ...What Snow correctly suspected was that the water coming from that pump was carrying pa...

Johns Hopkins receives $24 million from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to study sudden cardiac death

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $24 million gift from the Las Vegas-based Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to establish a multidisciplinary center focused exclusively on reducing the rate of sudden cardiac death. ......Scientists supported by the new Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at Johns Hopkins will aggressively pur...

Yale professor receives Johnson & Johnson Focused Giving award

New Haven, Conn. -- Sidney Altman, Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University has been awarded a three-year, Focused Giving Grant by Johnson & Johnson to support his work on coordinated regulation of the protein subunits of RNase P in HeLa Cells.... ... Professor Altman received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1989 for his work on RNaseP de...

Marian Johnson-Thompson wins 2004 Alice C. Evans Award

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--Marian C. Johnson-Thompson, Ph.D., Director, Education and Biomedical Research Development, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, has earned the 2004 Alice C. Evans Award for her contributions to the advancement and full participation of women in microbiology. Establ...

John Sherris receives 2004 Abmm/Abmli Professional Recognition Award

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--John C. Sherris, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, is the 2004 laureate of the ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award, presented by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the award recognizes a Diplomate o...

John Alderete honored with 2004 William A. Hinton Award

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--John F. Alderete, Ph.D., will receive the 2004 William A. Hinton Research Training Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Given in memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist and one of the first African-Americans to join ASM, the award recognizes Alderete for his outstanding efforts in encouraging members of underrepresented minori...

Vanderbilt's John Oates wins clinical research award

John A. Oates Jr., M.D., Thomas F. Frist Sr. Professor of Medicine and professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received the Sixteenth Annual Award of Excellence in Clinical Research from the General Clinical Research Centers Program April 17. ...The award acknowledges outstanding clinical research, supported by the National Center for Research Resources of the National...

Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts

A first for consumer packaged goods manufacturers, SC Johnson has made a $50,000 contribution to Conservation International's Conservation Carbon program to fund project work that will offset the carbon impacts associated with the printing and distribution of every SC Johnson Public Report dating back to 1991 as well as office paper for the past two years. Conservation International will use thi...

Johns Hopkins gene hunters pinpoint new cancer gene target

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute have found mutations in a gene linked to the progression of colon and other cancers. The research findings, published online in the March 11 issue of , may lead to new therapies and diagnostic tests that target this gene. ...... The gene in which the mutations have been found, called PIK3CA, is part of a fam...

John Allen Paulos receives prestigious AAAS Award for Public Understanding of S&T

For his tireless efforts to communicate the joy of mathematics to the public, Temple University Professor John Allen Paulos has been named to receive the highly coveted 2003 AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology.... ...Paulos--described as "one of the greatest mathematical storytellers of all time" -- communicates the pleasures and insights of mathematics to huge audiences...

R. John Collier, PH.D wins Bristol-Myers Squibb Infectious Disease Research Award

(NEW YORK, N.Y) R. John Collier, Ph.D., Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the Harvard Medical School, was named winner of the Thirteenth Annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Infectious Diseases Research for his major contributions to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria cause disease. His histor...

OXiGENE announces launch of ophthalmic clinical trial at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Watertown, Massachusetts, July 2, 2003 OXiGENE, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXGN, XSSE: OXGN) today announced that The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will begin a Phase I/II clinical trial of the Company's lead vascular targeting agent, Combretastatin A4 Prodrug (CA4P). The study will be conducted in patients with a retinal degenerative disease known as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

Johns Hopkins researchers devise methods to evaluate disaster drills

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Loma Linda universities have published what is believed to be the first peer-reviewed set of standards for planning and evaluating disaster drills anywhere in the world.... ..."Disaster simulation drills are widely used throughout the world and are considered a fundamental tool to evaluate and improve local disaster response," says lead author Gary B. Green, M.D.,...

Chemical Heritage Foundation names John Baldeschwieler and George Hammond 2003 Othmer Gold Medalists

PHILADELPHIA -- April 2003 -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has selected two recipients for the 2003 Othmer Gold Medal: John D. Baldeschwieler and George S. Hammond. The award ceremony and the annual Othmer Gold Medal Luncheon will headline the Heritage Day festivities at CHF in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, 12 June 2003.... ..."This year, we award the Othmer Gold Medal to tw...

Johns Hopkins scientists create forgetful mouse

Studying mice, scientists from Johns Hopkins have successfully prevented a molecular event in brain cells that they've found is required for storing spatial memories. Unlike regular mice, the engineered rodents quickly forgot where to find a resting place in a pool of water, the researchers report in the March 7 issue of the journal Cell....... The experiments are believed to be the first to prov...

A bed of microneedles: Johns Hopkins scientists' gadget measures muscle cell force

Using the same technology that creates tiny, precisely organized computer chips, a Johns Hopkins research team has developed beds of thousands of independently moveable silicone "microneedles" to reveal the force exerted by smooth muscle cells. ......Each needle tip in the gadget, whose development and testing is reported this week in the advance online edition of the Proceedings of the National...

Testing method improves management of Johne's disease in cows

MADISON - To be a successful dairy farmer, one must have a healthy herd of cows. But that health is often threatened by the presence of a common, contagious disease called Johne's disease that may require farmers to cull infected cattle. ... ...A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine has developed a testing method that more precisely describes an animal's...

John Brauman to receive Linus Pauling Medal for achievements in chemistry

Chemist John I. Brauman will receive the 2002 Linus Pauling Medal at a symposium and banquet at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., on Nov. 9.... ...Brauman, the J. G. Jackson and C. J. Wood Professor of Chemistry and cognizant dean for the natural sciences, is the 36th recipient of the award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in chemistry. Named for Nobel laureate Linus Pauling,...

Wake Forest-Johns Hopkins team discovers prostate cancer gene

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Scientists in the Center for Human Genomics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have discovered a gene that "may play an important role in prostate cancer susceptibility in both African-American men and men of European descent." ... The 31-member team reports in the October issue of Nature Genetics that mutations in the MSR1 (fo...

NIH funds botanical center in Iowa to study health effects of Echinacea and St. John's wort

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced a 5-year, $6 million grant for the establishment of a research center based in Ames, Iowa to study two botanical dietary supplement ingredients, Echinacea and Hypericum (St. John's wort). Echinacea is reputed to ward of...

The next generation of scientists recognized at Johns Hopkins

The best of the best. The cream of the crop. Clichs may accurately describe the winners of this year's Young Investigators' Day awards at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, but their work is anything but run of the mill....... Now in its 25th year, Young Investigators' Day recognizes the substantial contributions of all graduate school and medical students, postdoctoral fellows an...

Johns Hopkins scientists find brain's nose plug

Scientists from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and elsewhere have found the brain's "nose plug" - the switch in the brain that lets us stop smelling something, even though the odor is still there.... ... "The ability to desensitize to odors is important for our well-being," says Randall Reed, Ph.D., a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator and a molecular biologist a...

Stool test for colon cancer reported by Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Scientists at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins* have developed a safe and reliable stool test that can detect the earliest, curable stages of colon cancer. Early studies of the test, which uses a newly developed technology to detect and highlight a key genetic marker of the disease, are reported in the January 31, 2002, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine,...

Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins invest $10 million to combat major human diseases

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 24, 2002 -- Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Bloomberg School of Public Health have announced a $10 million bioinformatics research collaboration to target human infectious diseases. Each university will invest a minimum of $1 million per year for five years to better understand tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, measl...

Babies born with penis developmental disorder happier when raised male, say Johns Hopkins researchers

Genetically and physically male babies born with a condition called "micropenis" are more likely to achieve psychological and sexual well-being in adulthood if raised male, according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and three other centers. Their report in this month's Hormone Research is the first comprehensive, long-term study examining psychological and sexual outcomes for both m...

Johns Hopkins researchers find more extensive bone defects caused by bladder exstrophy

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Childrens Center and St. Vincent de Pauls Hospital in Paris have learned that bone defects associated with classic bladder exstrophy are more extensive than previously thought. Their findings, reported in this months Urology, will enable surgeons to better correct these bone defects that cause the bladder to develop outside of the body.... ..."We believe surgeons alre...

Statement by Stanford President John Hennessy on Jim Clark`s stem cell announcement

Today, Aug.31, Jim Clark has announced that he will suspend payment on $60 million of his $150 million pledge to create a center for biomedical science and engineering research at Stanford. The suspension of his pledge is to protest evolving federal policies and restrictions on stem cell research and potentially on non-reproductive cloning. While we are saddened by Mr. Clark`s decision, we are de...

John D. Gearhart's response to President Bushs stem cell decision

First, I want to say that I recognize and respect President Bushs decision and the attention he paid to the complexity and difficulty of the issues. Im pleased that he is enabling some of this work to go forward with federal funding, which is vital to efforts to accelerate progress in bringing stem cell research to the clinic. ......The President's policy has some limitations, but it is a good pl...

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Toshiba establish joint research program, training center, in interventional radiology department

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Toshiba Corporation Medical Systems Company have formed a joint research program at Hopkins to develop new, minimally invasive procedures using combinations of CT scans and fluoroscopy.... ... Under the arrangement, Toshiba engineers and scientists will form a Hopkins-based team led by Kieran Murphy, M.D., associate professor of radiology at Hopkins, to expedi...

Brain researchers from UCLA, Johns Hopkins discover role of key protein in converting short-term memories into lifelong ones

...Scientists from UCLA and Johns Hopkins University have taken the first step in discovering how the brain, at the molecular and cellular level, converts short-term memories into permanent ones. Their study will appear May 17 in the journal Nature.... ...The study's lead author, postdoctoral researcher Paul Frankland, conducted his work in the laboratory of Dr. Alcino Silva at UCLA's Brain Rese...

Johns Hopkins experts launch Palm OS version of digital antibiotics and infectious disease guide for physicians

... ... ... ... ... Johns Hopkins today announced the introduction of the Palm OS version of its digital Guide to Antibiotics and Infectious Disease the ABX Guide -- designed to give physicians free and up-to-the-minute information on antibiotics and their proper use. The ABX Guide offers information on more than 190 drugs and more than 140 diseases treated by both specialists and primary car...

Johns Hopkins-led team discovers gene defect linked to lung disease

. . Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati have discovered a genetic defect associated with lung disease in infants and adults. . .Their findings, reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, identify a mutation in the surfactant protein C (SP-C) gene linked to interstitial lung disease (ILD), a term defining a gro...

Physicians present most comprehensive clinical review of St. John's wort for treating depression

.DURHAM, N.C. Post-holiday blues and a bitter winter season for much of the nation could send many people to the bottle this year the bottle of St. John's wort, that is. .Although this readily available and increasingly popular herbal supplement appears promising in treating depression, many questions remain about its safety and effectiveness, researchers say. .That is why physicians at Duke...

Renowned author, scientist and professor, John L. Casti, returns to IIASA

.March 31, 2000 - LAXENBURG, Austria - The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is pleased to announce that renowned author, scientist and professor, John Casti, Ph.D. has rejoined the IIASA staff as a general research scholar. Dr. Casti, who became a member of IIASA's scientific team in 1974, was with the world-renowned research institute until 1986. During his career, Casti a...

Marine Fish Culture By John W. Tucker, Jr., Ph.D.

.With the depletion of wild fish stocks by factors such as overfishing, habitat.degradation, pollution and red tides, the pressures and incentives for.commercial farming of marine food and aqaurium fish have increased dramatically..Concurrent with that trend has been an increase in the experimental use of live.marine fish in various basic and applied sciences (e.g. in developmental,.ecologcial...

Hyperforin Is A Key To St. John's Wort, Researchers Say

. .MOVANA™ Is Dietary Supplement With 50 Percent More Hyperforin. .Ridgefield, CT--Sept. 16, 1998--Clinical research has shown what may be a key.to St. John's Wort's power, a component called hyperforin, which is now widely.available in the U.S. in an advanced extract of St. John's Wort found in a new.product called MOVANA™, Pharmaton Natural Health Products announced today. . "...

University of Georgia Genetics Professor John Avise Publishes The Genetic Gods, A New Book On Evolution And Belief

. ATHENS, GA. -- "In a very real sense, we are our genes. These molecular.agents influence our bodily features, our behaviors and even our predisposition.to spirituality. They affect how we love, how we live, and even how and when we.die." . Now, a new book by a University of Georgia genetics professor brings.together the most recent discoveries in evolutionary and molecular genet...

Scientists At The Scripps Research Institute And R.W. Johnson Pharmaceuticals Develop New Antibacterial Agents

La Jolla, CA. April 28, 1998 -- Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute...(TSRI) and their colleagues at the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research...Institute have developed a series of new antibacterial compounds designed...specifically to target the biological mechanisms by which bacteria establish an...infection in the host. With resistance to antibiotics an increasing public...health thre...

Johns Hopkins Scientists Designing Compounds To Fight Malaria

...Chemists have developed new compounds that show promise in...treating malaria by making the disease-causing parasites...self-destruct.... ...A scientific paper about the compounds will appear in the March...12 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, published by the...American Chemical Society. ... ...At any given time, about 300 million people suffer from malaria,...and as many as 3 mil...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, ... published online in The Journals of Gerontology, ... In the article " Internet Use and Depression Among ... Analysis ," the authors report that Internet use reduced ... among their study sample. , Late-life depression affects ...
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