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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 19, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 22

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Students saving lives, $1 at a time
Campaign to vaccinate against measles takes to JHU's sporting venues

The Johns Hopkins Measles Initiative gets under way today. Last week, a group of the students scoped out the Newton H. White Jr. Athletic Center.

Roughly 410,000 children under the age of 5 die each year from measles, and many more suffer health complications caused by the disease, including pneumonia, encephalitis and corneal scarring, which can lead to blindness.
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APL-built mineral mapper is uncovering clues of Mars' surface
Reaching its first 100 days of operations, the powerful mineral detector aboard the newest satellite to circle Mars is changing the way scientists view the history of water on the red planet.
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Absence of health insurance costs $1.47 billion in Maryland
Expenditures for the uninsured in Maryland totaled $1.47 billion in FY2002, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Hopkins History — Commemoration Day: An occasion to celebrate

New computer tool helps pinpoint riskiest gene mutations

Voyage & Discovery offers insight into careers in science, medicine

SoM's mass spectrometry experts will aid search for life on Mars

Call made for changes in women's heart disease risk-factor list

Human stem cell transplants grow, make contact in rat spinal cord

Hopkins scientists uncover cause of antipsychotic drug weight gain

School of Nursing creates academic departments, names chairs

What would the ideal hospital medical use system look like?

For the Record: Anne O. Krueger, former top IMF official, joins SAIS economic faculty


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