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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 13, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 3

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New math tool tracks pollutants
Equation predicts how long pharmaceuticals, pesticides will stay in soil

DOGEE doctoral student Thanh Helen Nguyen collaborated with adviser William P. Ball

Building on an idea developed by medicinal chemists, Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a new mathematical tool that accurately predicts how long certain pollutants — including pesticides and pharmaceuticals — will remain in soil.
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Nursing to expand role of clinical IT
Underscoring the growing role that information technology plays in the delivery of health care, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Eclipsys Corp. have signed a letter of intent to launch a unique academic partnership. The goals are to increase the health care information technology competence of nursing graduates and to design new ways of delivering safe and efficient health care utilizing health care information technology.
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Anti-bacterial additive found in Maryland streams
A toxic chemical used in hand soaps, cleaners and other personal care products to kill germs is deposited and remains in the environment long after the products are used, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Director of federal relations named for university and health system

Study: Improved nutrition could reduce malaria burden worldwide

A&S professor honored by world's largest scientific society

Antidepressants plus 'talk therapy' is effective for teens

George Peabody Library in spotlight at Baltimore Book Festival

Michelle Malkin, syndicated columnist, to talk at Homewood

That stinks: People with rare obesity syndrome can't sense odors

Charles Commons under way

For kids who may never outgrow bee sting allergies: Shots will reduce risk


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