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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University July 21, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 40

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Igniting interest in the sciences
Young Baltimore students get a hands-on week in School of Medicine labs

Daniel Leahy, professor in SoM's Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, demonstrates the characteristic colors of various elements when exposed to flame.

Science can be fun, and understandable. To demonstrate, Johns Hopkins offered 20 fourth- and fifth-graders a weeklong experience that involved such activities as building a baking soda volcano and extracting DNA from cheek cells.
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Mosaic impact is immediate
A newly created program aimed at fostering a diverse workplace at Johns Hopkins has already borne fruit — a bumper crop that exceeded expectations.
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$2 million computer will speed disease research
A federal grant will allow Johns Hopkins researchers to purchase a powerful $2 million computer that will speed up their efforts to find new ways to diagnose and treat brain disease, heart illnesses, cancer and other medical ailments.
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Framework for the Future committee receives 74 proposals

JH Hospital tops 'U.S. News' Honor Roll for 18th year in a row

Sandra Newman to step down at Institute for Policy Studies

The sky's the limit! Asteroid named for Johns Hopkins

Even toddlers get it: Data 'chunks' are easier to remember

'JAMA' revisits Johns Hopkins revolutionary 'blue baby' study

Mission complete: APL-operated Midcourse Space Experiment ends

New findings show diverse, wet environments on ancient Mars

SAIS selects 2008 International Reporting Project Fellows

Voyager 2: Edge of solar system more complex than predicted

Center for a Livable Future names predoctoral fellows for 2008-2009

Hopkins History: Presidential fund raising

For the Record: KSAS announces appointments in undergrad academic affairs

Newborn vitamin A reduces infant mortality, study finds

Older patients more satisfied with care when accompanied

Depression and diabetes are fellow travelers, researchers say


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