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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 5, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 13

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A new tradition begins
Quads lighting kicks off larger effort to revive and introduce JHU memories

The first Lighting of the Quads included hot chocolate, sweets and singing by the Sirens and the Mental Notes.

With the flip of a switch (well, several to be exact), a luminous occasion commenced on Monday evening, Nov. 28, as hundreds gathered on the Homewood campus to take part in the inaugural Lighting of the Quads, an event that its organizers hope will become an annual tradition.
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New program aims at hybrid researchers
A $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will help create a new graduate training program in Nanotechnology for Biology and Medicine at Johns Hopkins. The NBMed program will provide interdisciplinary training in nanotechnology and biology to a new generation of graduate students from three schools within Johns Hopkins. The goal is to provide a broader range of knowledge and skills to people embarking on careers in biology and medicine.
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New drug target identified for Parkinson's disease
Researchers at the university's Institute for Cell Engineering have discovered a protein that could be the best new target in the fight against Parkinson's disease since the brain-damaging condition was first tied to loss of the brain chemical dopamine.
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Thinking Out Loud: William R. Brody

New centralized office to carry Johns Hopkins Nursing worldwide

Johns Hopkins renames scholarships to honor James Gilliam

A chili day at Homewood

Lights, camera: Hopkins plays role in upcoming Kidman film

Drug compound restores youth to aging arterial cells, study shows

Study shows value of cochlear implants in young

Cells derived from heart stem cells can repair heart attack damage

Eight selected as International Reporting Project fellows at SAIS

IMMBI to hold inaugural lecture today


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