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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 6, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 20

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Nurturing the caring doctor
Sound doctor-patient interactions are goal of Osler Center programs

Associate Director John Flynn and Director David Kern in Billings' Osler Room, named for William Osler, who promoted a humanistic approach to health care.

Medical students can get so consumed by their chosen field, Sarah Clever says, that they can literally forget themselves. A student, for example, might lose sight of what led her to become a doctor in the first place, or fail to address his own physical and emotional needs.
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Anonymous donor pledges $100 million
An anonymous benefactor has committed $100 million to the Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the World campaign, supporting critical initiatives in medicine, public health and the humanities.
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Treatment of Down syndrome restores nerve growth
Researchers at Johns Hopkins restored the normal growth of specific nerve cells in the cerebellum of mouse models of Down syndrome that were stunted by this genetic condition. The cerebellum is the rear, lower part of the brain that controls signals from the muscles to coordinate balance and motor learning.
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Thinking Out Loud: The need to act now

Obituary: Hopkins historian Owen Hannaway dies at 66

Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from movement disorder

Black History Month begins

JHU psychologist wins regional academic advising award

Gene mutation increases severity of multisystem syndrome

Popular antidepressants boost brain growth, Hopkins scientists report

Chemicals produced by COX-2 protect brain from cell damage


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