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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 11, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 2

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Nurturing Future Scientists
City high school students delve into research in Hopkins laboratories

Britni Lonesome was a Baltimore City high school senior when Justin Hanes, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, permitted her to join his lab team.

While still a senior in high school, Britni Lonesome toiled 10 hours a week in a Whiting School of Engineering lab, helping to develop a new drug delivery system that could someday reduce tuberculosis deaths in impoverished nations. This month, the 18-year-old enters Johns Hopkins as a Baltimore Scholar, having already received local and national recognition for her work on the project.
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Book Talk: A Sociologist's Take on Black Sisterhood
While writing her first book, Krieger School sociologist Katrina Bell McDonald had in mind a very specific title — a title that name-dropped the book's inspiration — only to have her publisher's legal department nix the famous moniker at the last minute. If all had gone according to plan, Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity and Contemporary Black Women (Rowan & Littlefield, August 2006) would have given a titular hug to a very specific icon: Oprah Winfrey.
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Students and faculty: Not oil and water
Outside the classroom, the rapport between undergraduates and faculty can often be awkward and limited. Like oil and water — or rows of boys and girls at a grammar school dance — they just don't mix.
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Genome code cracked for breast and colon cancers

Groundbreaking set this week for new medical education building

Symposium to look at how 21st-century medical students learn

Obituary: Robert D. Jeffs, pioneering pediatric urologist, dies at 82

JHPIEGO awarded grants for health care in Indonesia, Pakistan

HopkinsOne 'go-live' date in sight as end-user testing begins

SoN launches midwifery online community of practice

JHU team develops online tool to aid 'orphaned' diseases research

Linguist Paul Smolensky named Krieger-Eisenhower Professor

Closing in on lethal heart rhythm in young athletes

Congested sinuses linked to 'ghost' parasites, immune response

Hopkins-led study finds chronic form of depression runs in families

Largest review of Loeys-Dietz syndrome conducted to date

Johns Hopkins to lead largest-ever study of kidney disease in children

'SCRATCH': Researchers develop tool to sort insect bites in kids


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