Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins Grads Get a Surprise Speaker

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky appears via live video at commencement

(Newser) - Graduates of Johns Hopkins University got a surprise commencement speaker Thursday: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. He spoke via livestream from Ukraine, where he said the war has crimped the futures of countless young Ukrainians, robbing them of opportunities and loved ones, per the AP . Zelensky told Hopkins graduates to keep...

Dog Walkers Are Ending Up in the ER in Droves
Dog Walkers Are Ending
Up in the ER in Droves
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Dog Walkers Are Ending Up in the ER in Droves

Researchers: Leashed strolls have led to 420K injuries over last 20 years or so

(Newser) - Dogs may be man's best friend, but they're also unintentionally sending a lot of their humans to the ER. That's the upshot of a new study out of Johns Hopkins, where scientists discovered that, over the past 20 years or so, more than 422,000 people in...

Alleged Russian Spy Tried to Infiltrate War Crimes Court

Dutch authorities say man posed as Brazilian

(Newser) - Dutch authorities say they've stopped a Russian spy from infiltrating the International Criminal Court, which is investigating alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine and Georgia. The suspected operative of Russia's GRU military intelligence service posed as a 33-year-old Brazilian named Viktor Muller Ferreira, who'd successfully applied for...

Pandemic Passes Another Unwanted Milestone

Death total worldwide reaches 6M

(Newser) - The official global death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 6 million on Monday—underscoring that the pandemic, now entering its third year, is far from over. The milestone was recorded by Johns Hopkins University, per the AP .
  • Death rates worldwide are still highest among people unvaccinated against the virus, said Tikki

Here Are America's 10 Best Colleges
This Is the Best
College in America

This Is the Best College in America

MIT is No. 1, at least according to WalletHub

(Newser) - Deciding where to go to college can be a stressful time for high schoolers. For those who are determined to attend the best of the best, WalletHub tries to ease the burden by sifting through all the pros and cons of more than 1,000 higher-ed institutions. The site looked...

World Hits COVID Milestone It Probably Already Passed

Reported deaths stand at 4 million, though that's likely a 'significant undercount'

(Newser) - As many people have died from COVID-19 as live in Los Angeles. The known coronavirus death toll across the world passed 4 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, though the actual number of dead is likely far higher. The World...

University Officials Reveal Bombshell About Johns Hopkins

The supposed abolitionist actually owned slaves

(Newser) - Johns Hopkins University, whose researchers have been at the forefront of the global response to COVID-19, announced on Wednesday that its founder owned slaves during the 19th century, a revelation for the Baltimore-based school that had taken pride in the man purportedly being a staunch abolitionist. Researchers uncovered the information...

Earth Hits a Grim COVID Milestone
Earth Hits a Grim
COVID Milestone

Earth Hits a Grim COVID Milestone

India hits a record 78,761 new cases in a single day

(Newser) - More than 25 million inhabitants of planet Earth have now contracted COVID-19, according to data out of John Hopkins University on Sunday. That eye-popping number was put over the top partly by a record-breaking number of cases out of India, which saw 78,761 cases in the previous 24 hours...

Scientists 'Enormously Excited' About Cancer Blood Test

'Liquid biopsy' shows promising early results in detecting 8 cancers—but much work is still needed

(Newser) - Scientists are "very, very excited" about what they see as a positive "first step" in developing a blood test that could detect a variety of cancers, the Washington Post reports. In a study published in the journal Science , researchers used the CancerSEEK test, which looks for cancer-tied proteins...

They Were Injected With STDs. Now They Want Justice

Federal judge gives go-ahead for $1B lawsuit on 'Guatemala Experiment'

(Newser) - Nearly 850 victims and relatives are celebrating a "significant win" after a Baltimore federal judge allowed attorneys to proceed with a $1 billion lawsuit (initially dismissed last year) against Johns Hopkins University and others involving a 1940s offshore disease test. The Baltimore Sun reports on the "Guatemala Experiment,...

An Answer for Cancer Patients Who Wonder 'Why Me?'
An Answer for
Cancer Patients
Who Wonder
'Why Me?'
new study

An Answer for Cancer Patients Who Wonder 'Why Me?'

Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

(Newser) - Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun, or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame, but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people...

Dose of Magic Mushrooms Had Big Effect on Cancer Patients

A single dose of psilocybin in a controlled setting appears to reap long-term benefits

(Newser) - Hallucinogens are back on the table—at least when it comes to clinical trials. Hundreds of trials in the 1940s and 1950s studied their effects, but since their ban in the late '60s the research all but stopped, reports the New York Times . Nowadays, though, drugs like MDMA (think...

US Hospital Gets OK for HIV-Positive Organ Transplants

Johns Hopkins will be first in the nation

(Newser) - Patients who are HIV-positive and in need of an organ transplant have had HOPE since 2013—but now they officially have hope. The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act gave the OK more than two years ago to allow organ transplants from one HIV-positive patient to another, a previously illegal procedure,...

No Chick-fil-A on Campus, Say Johns Hopkins Students

Though critics say resolution is a 'witch hunt'

(Newser) - Students at Johns Hopkins University will have to get their Chick-fil-A fix off campus if the student government has its way. Earlier this week, the SGA released a resolution informing administrators that it's opposed to bringing the chain to campus, reports Eater . The move is in response to statements...

$1B Suit Blames Hopkins for Infecting Subjects With STDs

750 sue over US experiments in Guatemala in '40s, '50s

(Newser) - More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were infected with venereal diseases. The lawsuit in Baltimore seeks $1 billion in damages for individuals infected with syphilis,...

University to Rejected Students: 'Embrace the YES!'

Johns Hopkins apologizes to 294 students who received erroneous email

(Newser) - "Embrace the YES!" is the encouraging message sent over the weekend to college applicants who had recently been told … no. Hence the confusion at Johns Hopkins University, which on Sunday mistakenly sent a cheery email to 285 students who had already been denied admission, the Washington Post...

'She Blinded Me With Science' Star Now Teaches College

Thomas Dolby applied for, got position at Johns Hopkins

(Newser) - Before composing his 1982 synth-pop hit "She Blinded Me With Science," Thomas Dolby sketched out the story line for the music video. That's not just rock 'n' roll trivia—it's one of the experiences Dolby can lean on as he teaches film and music students...

New Theory: Memories Change When Remembered

Study reconciles competing theories

(Newser) - Think back to your fondest memory. If a group of Johns Hopkins University researchers are right, you just changed that memory forever. They've developed a new theory about the nature of memory that could resolve a longstanding debate about the issue, Scientific American explains. They believe that memories are...

Snowden's Resume Had Issues: Source

But Booz Allen hired him anyway

(Newser) - NSA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton hired Edward Snowden even though it had questions about his resume's accuracy, an insider tells Reuters . The details remain hazy, but the issues seem to relate to claims about his educational background. The future whistleblower, for instance, said he'd taken computer classes at...

Study May Help Us Stop Itching Someday
This Study May Help Us
Stop Itching Someday
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This Study May Help Us Stop Itching Someday

Scientists find nerve cells devoted to making mice scratch

(Newser) - Next time you're scratching an itch, don't blame the mosquito, the bedbug, the poison ivy, or whatever else caused it. Instead, turn your ire on MrgprA3. As Scientific American explains, that's the name of a newly discovered nerve receptor that apparently has one job—to make us...

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