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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 9, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 21

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Rethinking a neighborhood maxim
Policy students find that low poverty rates may not mean better living

First-year master of public policy students Aaron Katz, Sarah Ficenec and Anand Vimalassery.

Location, location, location. In the last decade, this cardinal rule of home buying has also been embraced by the people who make federal housing policy. Two programs developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development aim to move low-income Americans out of distressed neighborhoods and into better neighborhoods where, presumably, they will have a better chance of becoming self-sufficient.
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High-tech tools for old-time subjects
Students in Ron Walters' History of the American West course this semester will journey with Lewis and Clark, observe harsh desert regions and roam a frontier with the likes of Daniel Boone, just to name a few. They may not be clicking their spurs while exploring these topics, but they will be clicking mouses.
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Inflammation marker predicts colon cancer
C-reactive protein — a marker of inflammation circulating in the blood already associated with increased risk of heart disease — can also be used to identify a person's risk of developing colon cancer, according to a Johns Hopkins study. Results of the study, published in the Feb. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that over an 11-year period, people with higher levels of CRP in their blood (a median of 2.44 milligrams per liter) were more likely to develop colorectal cancers than those with low levels of CRP (a median of 1.94 mg/L).
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Peabody world premiere celebrates Afghan hero Massoud

Study questions premise of impending U.S. physician shortage

Thailand dengue fever epidemics spread in waves out of Bangkok

SAIS to host conference on possible solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Early ID of kidney disease cost-effective only when directed

From CD duplication to orginal documentaries, they do it all

Inadequate water and sanitation adversely affect child growth

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