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2012-05-29 23:02:43

Bernard T. Ferrari, an accomplished corporate strategist and management consultant to Fortune 50 companies, has been named the next dean of The Johns Hopkins University´s Carey Business School. Ferrari, whose appointment is effective July 1, is the second dean to lead the Carey Business School since it was established in 2007. Ferrari, 63, is a former director at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he spent nearly two decades as a partner and senior...

Higher Survival Rate for Patients via Helicopter Compared to Ground Transport
2012-04-18 06:27:38

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Recent studies by both John Hopkins University and the University of Maryland have found that patients who travel via helicopter have a higher survival rate compared to traveling via ground transport. Both studies were based around the idea of trauma. Trauma is the top cause of death among young people in the world, with more than 50 million people injured per year and 169,000 dying as a result of a sustained injury. The most seriously injured, in...

2012-04-04 14:28:43

Johns Hopkins-led research suggests endoscopic ultrasound best detects them A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins researchers have found that more than four in 10 people considered at high risk for hereditary pancreatic cancer have small pancreatic lesions long before they have any symptoms of the deadly disease. Moreover, they report, the frequency of the abnormal precancerous lesions increases with age and that ultrasound via endoscopy is better than MRI and significantly better...

2012-03-24 03:23:11

Experimenting with cells in culture, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have breathed possible new life into two drugs once considered too toxic for human cancer treatment. The drugs, azacitidine (AZA) and decitabine (DAC), are epigenetic-targeted drugs and work to correct cancer-causing alterations that modify DNA. The researchers said the drugs also were found to take aim at a small but dangerous subpopulation of self-renewing cells, sometimes referred to as cancer...

2012-02-14 00:07:33

Johns Hopkins experts estimate nearly 23 million have untreated hearing loss Though an estimated 26.7 million Americans age 50 and older have hearing loss, only about one in seven uses a hearing aid, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. The finding adds clarity to less rigorous estimates by device manufacturers and demonstrates how widespread undertreatment of hearing loss is in the United States, the study investigators say. "Understanding current rates of...

2012-02-01 17:20:00

As debates continue about President Obama´s health care overhaul, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor Douglas Hough is available to speak as an expert on health care economics. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Health care will likely become an even hotter news topic as the 2012 presidential campaign unfolds and as the U.S. Supreme Court this spring decides the legality of President Obama´s health care overhaul. Johns Hopkins Carey Business School...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.