Hopkins, GE begin joint R&D effort at
In a unique collaborative effort, General Electric and the Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutions have begun a two-year renewable
agreement to research and develop innovative new high-speed
magnetic resonance imaging technology that will provide, among
other benefits, real-time movies of the heart.
This agreement marks the first time a major
medical imaging equipment manufacturer such as GE will be
integrated in a clinical environment.
A team of GE scientists and engineers will work
alongside Hopkins scientists and physicians in order to design,
develop and clinically evaluate the new MRI technology. In this
way, advances made in the on-site research facility will be able
to be implemented immediately.
Professor in thick of Indonesian
In early May, the violence on the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia's
capital city, was front-page news. With the country's economy in
major crisis mode and with little hope for the future, students
demonstrated at the foot of the capitol building and demanded
that President Suharto step down. The demonstrations soon
escalated into a series of riots in which hundreds lost their
lives and which ultimately forced Suharto to resign a post he had
held for 32 years.
Meanwhile, Steve H. Hanke, professor of applied
economics, who was in Geneva at the time, barely blinked.
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