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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 8, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 11

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A feminine perspective on health
For savvy consumers, 'A Woman's Journey' is the path to educated choices

Christine White and Leslie Waldman oversee the now-10-year-old conference that annually draws more than 1,000 women to hear from Johns Hopkins experts.

Leslie G. Waldman, director for competitive strategy at Johns Hopkins Medicine, said that Hopkins knew it was onto something when the first A Woman's Journey drew nearly double the expected turnout. In the following years, Waldman said, attendance numbers not only grew, but familiar faces would appear in the crowd as, for many, the event became a not-to-be-missed destination.
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Molecular tool can find DNA 'typos'
Scientists have designed a new molecular tool, dubbed "LigAmp," to pinpoint DNA mutations among thousands of cells, the equivalent of searching for a single typo in an entire library of books. Preliminary studies in a small number of cell lines and body fluids show the ultra-sensitive test may help detect microscopic cancer and HIV drug resistance.
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Free clinic to expand Hopkins services to uninsured
The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute has established a free clinic in East Baltimore to offer health services to people without health insurance. An estimated 25,000 area residents currently lack any form of health insurance.
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Descendants of Johns Hopkins give $2 million to endow professorship

18th annual CultureFest opens 10-day run on Homewood campus

SPSBE to train leaders in special education for urban schools

Diversity Leadership Council holds first universitywide conference

Video project helps Baltimore City schools plan health programming

United Way update

Genetic testing can identify ischemic or nonischemic heart failure

Study lays down genetic basis for sinus disease and nasal polyps

Guidebook helps adults in Baltimore identify, cope with teen stress

Weekend use matches daily drops for 'lazy eye', researchers find

Gene found to defend against environmental pollutants

Chemical indicators show high levels of bacteria in city waterways

Neuroprostheses expert to give biomedical engineering lecture on Thursday

Early-stage venture capital for technical entrepreneurs is topic of upcoming lecture

Johns Hopkins to join national program to study emerging infectious diseases


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