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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 23, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 31

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BME problem-solvers
Design Day: Students showcase solutions to faculty, industry needs

Eli Luong, Jennifer Hoi and David Huberdeau were part of an eight-member team that developed a prototype for a device that could help orthopedic surgeons better locate metal screws.

To remove small orthopedic hardware, surgeons currently use what is called C-arm fluoroscopy to indicate the orientation and position of the tiny metal screws and nails. The two-dimensional image, however, is far from ideal, and surgeons often have difficulty locating the screw head, a shortcoming that can extend the length of the procedure.
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Nano-Bio Symposium debuts Friday
The Institute for NanoBioTechnology, an ambitious research effort drawing on diverse researchers from four Johns Hopkins divisions, will host its first Nano-Bio Spring Symposium on Friday, April 27.
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Malaria-infected mice cured by one dose of drug
Johns Hopkins University researchers have cured malaria-infected mice with single shots of a new series of potent long-lasting synthetic drugs modeled on an ancient Chinese herbal folk remedy. The team also has developed several other compounds that defeated the febrile disease in rodents after three oral doses.
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Obituary: Former APL staff member among Virgina Tech shooting victims

Homewood's front yard gets ready for its comeback

Two Fair days

Physicist N. Peter Armitage wins Sloan Fellowship

Cellist Matt Haimovitz concludes Evergreen Concert Series season

Blood donors critically needed; drive scheduled at Homewood

Phi Beta Kappa to induct new members

Most-at-risk nursing home residents to be tested for 'superbugs'

Symposium to address new findings on bipolar disorders and depression

Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Programs renamed

Colin Powell to join dedication of Children's Center outpatient facility

JH scientists identify mutations linked to hereditary lung disease

Johns Hopkins develps pancreas cancer-risk model

New DNA-based prenatal test could reduce invasive procedures

With change of season, power lawn mower injuries crop up

Shriver Hall Concert Series announces 2007-2008 season


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