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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 13, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 11

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Committee on Status of Women Issues Report
Document will be 'road map' for making JHU a leader in gender equity

Committee chair Linda Fried presents the report, the result of three years' work, to top university administration.

The university announced a bold commitment last week to achieve, by the year 2020, complete gender equity at Johns Hopkins in terms of the makeup of the faculty and in senior leadership positions, as well as significant changes in institutional culture.
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Engineers giving robotic surgery tools a sense of 'touch'
By substituting mechanical instruments for human fingers, robotic tools give surgeons a new way to perform medical procedures with great precision in small spaces. But as the surgeon directs these tools from a computer console, an important component is lost: the sense of touch.
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Prostate cancer: 'Muscle' protein drives development and spread
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have for the first time implicated the muscle protein myosin VI in the development of prostate cancer and its spread.
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Pacemakers — not beta blockers — may be best for some heart patients

Was Mencken an anti-Semite? Peabody Library examines assertion

Pondering the pastabilities

Ajami of SAIS is recipient of National Humanities Medal

Study: Popular ADHD drug safe and effective for preschoolers

Bioethics Institute hosts free public discussion

Party planned for Baltimore Talent Development High School


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