The strains of a Led Zeppelin tune crackling throughout
Homewood's AMR plaza seemed to accentuate an already
spirited mood as the class of 2006 began its two-day
move-in on Friday.
United Way chairs set 2002
Speaking as a chair of the upcoming 2002 United Way
campaign, Ilene Busch-Vishniac says she doesn't see Johns
Hopkins as a collection of divisions and departments,
institutes and centers. What the dean of the Whiting School
of Engineering does see is one large entity with a nearly
unlimited potential for good.
The theme for this year's campaign is
"Make Your Caring Count," and Busch-Vishniac says that by
participating in Hopkins' United Way effort, everyone can
do just that.
"Through the United Way we manage to
leverage our funds to have the greatest impact,"
Busch-Vishniac says. "When we give together in a specific
direction. we have far greater impact than we ever could
Steering stem cells to produce new
Johns Hopkins researchers have caused stem cells from adult
goats to grow into tissue that resembles cartilage, a key
step toward creating a minimally invasive procedure that
may one day be used to repair injured knees, noses and
other body parts.
In this method, doctors would inject a
fluid filled with stem cells and nutrients into damaged
tissue, then use light to harden the liquid into a stable
gel. Although human testing remains years away, the
researchers believe stem cells within the gel will multiply
and form new bone or cartilage to replace the injured
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