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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 8, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 33

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Aiming Small, Thinking Big
NanBio technology institute will involve 75-plus faculty members

Heading up the institute for NanoBioTechnology will be Peter Season, Director, and Denis Wirtz, associate Director

Johns Hopkins is preparing to aim enormous research and educational resources at some exceedingly small targets. Drawing on the expertise of more than 75 faculty members from such diverse disciplines as engineering, biology, medicine and public health, the university will officially launch its new Institute for NanoBioTechnology on Monday, May 15, with a celebration featuring prominent speakers.
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New Focus on Sensor technology
Fourteen Baltimore researchers are part of a new national engineering research center that is expected to revolutionize sensor technology, yielding devices that have a unique ability to detect minute amounts of chemicals in the atmosphere, whether they are emitted from factories or exhaled in human breath. The Baltimore contingent in the six-university consortium includes seven faculty members from four Johns Hopkins University schools and seven from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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WSE: Demystifying technology for high-schoolers
Mindful of the waning national interest in the engineering professions — at a time when the need has never been greater, and technology is becoming more difficult to comprehend — the Whiting School this summer will roll out a unique pre-college program aimed at demystifying technology and showing off its creative character.
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Computing is poised to change the way science is done

Homewood privy to be beneficiary of Md. Housee, Garden Pilgrimage

Study of OR Teamwork show nurses rate first, surgeons last

Residents report less fatigue, better care under 80-hour-week mandate

Digital is safer: Online systems reduce medication errors in children

Eat Less, weigh more? Enzyme makes lean mice 'susceptible' to fat

Rowland Work commemorated

Parasite research may lead to better understanding of atherosclerosis

BME Design Day to showcase the inventions of students and faculty

Twin APL-built spacecraft begin launch preparations in Florida

'Third eye' of lizard sheds light on evolution of color vision


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