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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.

 

Where Martian Dust Comes From

The dust that coats much of the surface of Mars originates largely from a single thousand-kilometer-long geological formation near the Red Planet’s equator, scientists have found.

Johns Hopkins-Taiwan Team Up in Cross-Cultural Doctoral Program

A new partnership between the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and Taiwan’s Ministry of Education will bring students from that country to Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus to pursue doctoral studies in engineering beginning in August 2019.

Johns Hopkins Effort to Promote Economic Growth in Baltimore Exceeds Expectations

It pays to be a business in Baltimore. That’s the message that Johns Hopkins wants proprietors and their patrons to know as part of the institution’s HopkinsLocal initiative to support and invest in local enterprises.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Event to Explore Role of Women in Civil Rights Movement

The Johns Hopkins University Forums on Race in America will present a dramatic reading of “The Drum Major Instinct,” featuring actress Tracie Thoms, and a panel discussion on the role of women in the civil rights movement with Edwina Moss, the former assistant to Martin Luther King Jr.

JHU Records Brain Activity of a Free-flying Bat

Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a way to study the brain of a bat as it flies, recording for the first time what happens as an animal focuses its attention.

JHU Finds Letter We’ve Seen Millions of Times, Yet Can’t Write

Despite seeing it millions of times in pretty much every picture book, every novel, every newspaper and every email, Johns Hopkins University researchers have found people are essentially unaware of the most common version of the lowercase print g.

JHU Scientists Discover How Extremophiles Flourish in Stressful Environments

Thousands of molecules of ribonucleic acid make salt-loving microbes known as “extremophiles” highly resistant to the phenomenon oxidative stress – the uncontrollable production of unstable forms of oxygen called “free radicals,” which can negatively affect DNA, proteins, and lipids in cells.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference to Explore Race, Segregation and Inequality

Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50. A conference featuring dozens of scholars and experts exploring race, segregation, and inequality 50 years after the release of the historic Kerner Commission Report.

Mind of a Medalist: Scientists Explain How the Brain Can Lead to Olympic Gold

Any athlete who’s made it to the Olympics has speed or strength or whatever physical skills it takes to lead the world in their sport. But Johns Hopkins University scientists say those who ultimately bring home gold have also honed the mind of a medalist.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Climate Scientist Available to Talk About the Cold Wave Sweeping Part of the United States and the Monster East Coast Winter Storm

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Climate Scientist Available to Talk About the Cold Wave Sweeping Part of the United States and the Monster East Coast Winter Storm

Johns Hopkins Scientists Probe Mystery of Spider Web-Spinning

Johns Hopkins University biologist Andrew Gordus is conducting a leg-by-leg analysis of a spider building its web in hopes of unlocking secrets of behavior: how is it shaped by genetics, how is it a response to surroundings? Gordus says the project could eventually shed light on higher animals.

Tracking Climate Changes – Neighborhood by Neighborhood

A Johns Hopkins University climate scientist and her research team have launched a project to measure neighborhood to neighborhood climate differences in Baltimore, an effort that she hopes will alert residents, guide city planners and ease some of the impact climate change could have on people.

Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Shares $3 Million Breakthrough Prize

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Charles L. Bennett of Johns Hopkins University has been named a recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work that established the Standard Model of Cosmology – a precise physics-based description of the contents, dynamics, and shape of the universe.

Johns Hopkins Biologist Leads Team That Unlocks Mystery of Protein Function

A scientific team led by a Johns Hopkins University biologist has cracked a key part of the mystery surrounding proteins that emerged as a distinct type less than 30 years ago, a breakthrough that could eventually lead to treatments for diseases that range from cancer to neurological disorders.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Geologist Available to Talk About the Earthquake in Iran

A Johns Hopkins University geologist is available to offer perspective on the powerful earthquake that struck Sunday night in Iran, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 6,000.

John Kasich to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the last Republican candidate in the race for his party’s nomination against Donald Trump, will speak at Johns Hopkins University.

JHU Scientist Crowdsources Rocks Harboring Earthly “Extraterrestrials”

Crowdsourcing has been used to create an online photography archive, finance a British rock band’s tour and search for intelligent life on other planets. Now, Johns Hopkins University biologist Jocelyne DiRuggiero is hoping the approach can help her find rocks.

Environmentalist Winona LaDuke to Speak at Johns Hopkins

The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature environmentalist Winona LaDuke.

Climate Change Likely to be More Deadly in Poor African Settlements

Conditions in crowded, urban settlements in Africa make worse the effects of climate change, pushing temperatures to dangerous heights for children and the elderly in those areas, according to a new study led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist.

Scientists Use Satellites, Population Data to Build Malaria Early Warning System

A Johns Hopkins University scientist is part of a team working on a method to predict malaria outbreaks months in advance, potentially giving public health officials a chance to protect people from a disease that poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands a year.

Johns Hopkins Scientists Help Show Links Between Genes, Body Tissues

Johns Hopkins University scientists are part of a research team assessing how a person’s genetic profile affects his body. The results could help show how individual genetic differences contribute to disease and guide treatments for heritable disorders such as Alzheimer’s, high cholesterol or Type I diabetes.

Johns Hopkins Scientists Win Grant for Machine Language Translation

A team of computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University has won a $10.7 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create an information retrieval and translation system for languages that are not widely used around the world.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Catalonia Experts Available

The Catalonia region of Spain is considering becoming independent – a move that could happen as soon as Monday. Johns Hopkins University has experts available for perspective

Media Advisory: Cassini Saturn Mission Team Member at Johns Hopkins Available to Talk About What Scientists Have Discovered and the Work Ahead

Professor Darrell Strobel, an astrophysicist with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, has been part of the Cassini-Huygens mission from the early planning stages and is available to speak with reporters.

Media Advisory: Cyber Security Conference at Johns Hopkins University Features Experts from Academia, Industry, Retired General’s Keynote on Threats

The 4th Annual Cyber Security Conference for Executives, co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and Compass Cyber Security, presents a forum for experts from academia, private business, and government to share their knowledge and experience.