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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 26, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 38

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Looking for signs of trouble
Homewood's state-of-the-art security center now fully operational

In the dispatch center: Cheryl Sealy, foreground, on dispatch; and security systems manager Martin Beachamp with Cerlisteen Vice, working on cameras.

Down on Remington Avenue, the good guys are watching out for you around the clock.
   On June 1, the university went live with its new Homewood Communications Center, a state-of-the-art facility that allows its 14-person staff to maintain a constant vigil over the campus, primarily through a "smart" closed-circuit TV system that alerts operators when it spots suspicious activity.
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Astronomer co-winner of $1 million prize
Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Adam Riess and two colleagues last week were awarded this year's $1 million Shaw Prize in astronomy for their discovery that an unexplained mysterious "dark energy" is driving an ever-faster expansion of the universe.
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Embryonic stem cells awaken latent nerve repair
In a dramatic display of stem cells' potential for healing, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists reports that it has engineered new, completed, fully working motor neuron circuits — neurons stretching from spinal cord to target muscles — in paralyzed adult animals.
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David Duncan, biostatistician at Bloomberg School, dies at 89

Debbie Hauck, 42, senior director of Whiting School's EPP

German, Romance Languages departments to merge

Hopkins History: When air raids were a threat

Medicine celebrates milestone anniversaries

HopkinsOne begins training for grants-application program

Why are uniforms uniform? Because color helps track objects


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