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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 12, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 17

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MLK Jr. Commemoration trumpets historic election
Congressman, actress to reflect upon King's dream, Obama's victory

Elijah Cummings

On the eve of the inauguration of the nation's first African-American president, Johns Hopkins will host its 2009 tribute to a civil rights leader who asked a generation of Americans to believe in a dream.
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At time of great economic need, United Way campaign tops goal
Despite a gloomy economy, employees and students of the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine pledged more than $2.1 million to the 2008 United Way of Central Maryland campaign, topping the overall goal by nearly $50,000.
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New hope for cancer comes straight from the heart
Digitalis-based drugs like digoxin have been used for centuries to treat patients with irregular heart rhythms and heart failure and are still in use today. In the Dec. 16 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine now report that this same class of drugs may hold new promise as a treatment for cancer.
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Grant Thornton CEO to speak at Leaders & Legends

Inauguration countdown: Introducing 'Perspectives'

Four, three, two, one ... Pterosaurs have liftoff!

Dr. Robot on call

Viagra's other talent: Helping 'signaling' protein shield heart

ER docs: Get mentoring for young violence victims

Study supports value of advanced CT scans for clogged arteries

Clues about controlling cholesterol rise from yeast studies

Prolonged nevirapine use in breast-fed babies prevents HIV


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