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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 2, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 32

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Projects that fuel the mind
Woodrow Wilson Fellows follow their passions in self-directed research

Brian Drolet's Woodrow Wilson allowed him to pursue his high school interest in alternative energy sources and to build his own hydrogen fuel cell, pictured.

When Brian Drolet casts his gaze toward the not-so-distant future, he sees the dawn of a global energy crisis as the world's fossil fuel supply begins to wither. Major developed countries like the United States still rely almost entirely on petroleum, coal and natural gas, finite natural resources that are being consumed faster than they are produced.
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Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
Breastfeeding causes nearly 40 percent of all pediatric HIV infections yet also prevents millions of child deaths every year by protecting infants from diarrhea and other infections. Finding ways to make breastfeeding safer for infants of HIV-infected mothers has been an urgent research priority.
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Costs of medical IRBs are greater than previously expected, bioethics study finds
Institutional review boards, the committees that oversee protections for human research participants, often come with a higher than expected price tag, according to results of a study published in the April 28 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers, led by Jeremy Sugarman, professor of bioethics and medicine at the Johns Hopkins Berman Bioethics Institute, examined data from 63 academic medical centers in the United States to assess the costs for running their IRBs.
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Scrapbooks pay tribute to 'Music Man of JHU'

APL names Larry J. Crawford as new head of Space Department

Phi Beta Kappa to induct new members

Implementation teams will lead HopkinsOne transition

Expert-to-expert town hall to focus on health care disparities

JHU professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Spring Fair 2005

Obesity adds risk of heart disease in siblings with family history

Book discussion and signing set with 'Black Power' author O.G. Ogbar

SAIS center magazine picks 20 people to watch in transatlantic relations in 2005

CSOS program a good investment for at-risk middle-schoolers


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