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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 20, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 8

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The birth of an idea
BME team's obstetrics device heads to finals in national competition

Robert Allen, William Tam, Yen Shi "Gillian" Hoe, and Stanley Huang

When the birth of a baby does not proceed smoothly, how much force should a doctor or midwife apply? If a complicated delivery takes too long, the child could suffocate; pulling too hard could injure the child. To address this dilemma, Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have invented an unobtrusive device — a wireless transmitter sending data from the doctor's or midwife's arm to a computerthat measures the amount of force being used while delivering a baby.
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Day-care facility set for fall '04
Another day-care option will soon be available to Johns Hopkins families. The YMCA of Central Maryland last week announced plans to open a 7,000-square-foot child care center in the new Harry and Jeanette Weinberg YMCA at Stadium Place, the former site of Memorial Stadium.
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A new way to pinpoint early heart problems?
Mildly elevated blood pressure affecting millions of Americans could lead to heart pumping disorders if left untreated. A new Johns Hopkins study indicates that the amount of oxygen that can be circulated throughout the body during each heart beat while exercising could reveal to doctors early signs of heart trouble in this population.
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Women's activist Patricia Ireland to talk on gender gap in America

LBJ biographer Robert A. Caro to speak on 'Power and Politics'

Collaboration improves researchers' access to JHU biologic materials

Prof says mandating infant restraints on planes is bad public health policy

Students meet the MESSENGER

Name change: Geriatrics facility is now the Johns Hopkins Bayview Care Center

Halfway there


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