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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 7, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 10

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Johns Hopkins celebrates its first century of brain science
Two symposia and a gala pay tribute to researchers and their contributions

Sol Snyder, the first and only director of the 25-year-old Department of Neuroscience, chronicles the long and distinguished history of brain sciences at Johns Hopkins in the current issue of 'Neuron.'

What's in a name? At Johns Hopkins, a formal Department of Neuroscience was founded 25 years ago, but the institution's contributions to understanding and studying the brain started three-quarters of a century before that, in 1906.
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Traffic safety model can help authorities prepare for avian flu outbreak
As the threat of a potential influenza pandemic looms, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, believe that a 1960s traffic safety model can be a useful tool for preparing for a potential outbreak.
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National leader in alumni relations to join Johns Hopkins Dec. 5
Johns Hopkins looms large among some of the earliest childhood memories of the university's next executive director of alumni relations.
   "My grandmother brought me on 'senior' buses to Orioles games on 33rd Street," David Flinchbaugh said, "and I remember well that my first view of the Homewood campus was out the bus window as a little boy. That sticks with me to this day."
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Thinking Out Loud: Make mine medium rare

New award honors devotion to JHU School of Nursing

Applied Physics Laboratory names Krill assistant director for programs

Course Catalog: Magic, Science, Religion

United Way fundraising campaign reaches 64 percent of its goal

Characteristic cardiac scar pattern predicts risk of arrhythmias

Johns Hopkins to help improve L.A. high schools

Novel material may demonstrate long-sought 'liquid' magnetic state

$1 million grant will establish pain interdisciplinary research fellowships

Antipsychotics linked to death risk for elderly Alzheimer's patients

Mystery solved: Research shows where the brain interprets 'pitch'

High blood sugar levels a risk factor for heart disease

Center to evaluate 'real world' risks and benefits of medical treatments

CultureFest returns to Homewood to showcase diversity of students

Scientists find evolutionary trade-off in spread of dengue fever

Key protein is linked to transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis


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