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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 5, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 16

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New Initiative Sets Sights On — and Sites For — Public Art at Homewood

Jacqueline O'Regan and 'Deepwater Sponger,' which is on loan for a year.

In November, a blue-tipped bronze tree stump with exposed tentacle-like roots appeared outside Levering Hall. The outdoor sculpture, titled Willow, was created by Martin Kline, an acclaimed artist whose works have been displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art and other major museums throughout the United States.
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Five named 2008 AAAS Fellows
Five Johns Hopkins University researchers have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jonathan Bagger, Ted Dawson, Barbara Landau, Jun Liu and Jeremy Nathans are among 486 new fellows around the world. Election as a fellow honors scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
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Novel target for COPD prevention therapies?
Using a molecule similar to one found in an experimental cancer drug, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health demonstrated that activation of a key component of the lung's antioxidant defense system, Nrf2, can prevent emphysema in mice.
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Hopkins History: Isabel Hampton, first superintendent of nursing

Remembering Mr. Johns Hopkins

White House ceremony honors Johns Hopkins materials scientist

Magma is discovered in its natural habitat for the first time

Johns Hopkins-led team solves mystery of failed kids vaccine

Why prostate cancer patients fail hormone deprivation therapy

Noxious gas stove emissions worsen asthma in young children


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