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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 12, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 14

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JHU to lead Homeland Security center
National consortium will address preparation for, response to U.S. disasters

Secretary Michael Chertoff announces Homeland Security's selection of Johns Hopkins to a crowd gathered in Hurd Hall on the East Baltimore campus.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff came to Baltimore today, Dec. 5, to announce the selection of The Johns Hopkins University to lead a national consortium that will investigate how the nation can best prepare for and respond to large-scale incidents and disasters.
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Project Muse: an Internet success story
In 1995, the World Wide Web grew up, and in a big way. America Online began to offer Internet service, Netscape went public with its stock, the University of California became the first major college to accept online admission applications, and Vice President Al Gore coined the term "the information superhighway."
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Seeking the genetic roots of sudden cardiac death
Heart specialists at the Johns Hopkins Heart Institute have been awarded more than $1.5 million from the France-based Leducq Foundation Trans-Atlantic Network of Excellence to study the genetic origins of sudden cardiac death. An estimated 1 million Americans or more die each year from sudden heart attacks, a third of them due to disturbingly fast and abnormal heartbeats that wreck the heart's normal electrical rhythms.
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New nanosensor uses quantum dots to detect DNA sequences

HopkinsOne re-evaluating go-live date for SAP software component

Senators voice support of nursing education

Link suggested between caffeine dependence, alcoholism history

Jewelry-making program empowers participants and reduces HIV risk

APL helps Army choose systems for digitizing medical records

Mouse study: New muscle-building agent beats all previous ones

Study: Soy improves cholesterol profile in postmenopausal women

JHU writes curriculum on history of science for Joy Hakim text


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