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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 10, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 6

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Helping neighbors in need
East Baltimore services are among those that benefit from donations

Oleg Tarkovsky, clinical supervisor of the United Way-funded Woodbourne Center's Children's Diagnostic Treatment Center on East Fayette Street.

Whether it's through the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute or the many volunteer activities carried out by Hopkins employees, improving the health and well being of the residents of the East Baltimore community is a major focus of the university and health system.
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IT policies established for JHU
Ever send an e-mail using your Johns Hopkins account and then question its appropriateness, or wonder if you were allowed to install a piece of software on your work computer? If so, the guidelines are now in.
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Living kidney 'paired donation' increases matches
A Johns Hopkins study has affirmed the success of living kidney "paired donation" as a means of efficiently finding more kidney donors who are a match for patients in need. In the study, published in the Oct. 5 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, Johns Hopkins surgeons report successfully performing KPD transplants on 21 out of 22 kidney patients whose willing donors were incompatible by matching them up with other incompatible pairs.
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APL creates Applied Information Sciences Department and names head

Phytochemicals may protect cartilage, prevent pain in joints

Friction and adhesion change on atomic level, physicists discover

Hopkins scientists uncover 'tags' that force proteins to cell surface

Report outlines recommendations for pediatric palliative care in Maryland

Pregnant women at higher risk for HIV, Uganda study finds


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