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On The Currency Reform That Put Montenegro Center Stage

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The tiny Balkan state of Montenegro appeared on center stage at the NATO summit of world leaders in Brussels. Indeed, Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, was a bit too much front and center for President Trump. Show More Summary

Small survey: Most primary care physicians can't identify all risk factors for prediabetes

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins researchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who responded could not identify all 11 risk factors that experts say qualify patients for prediabetes screening. Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: My University Treated Me Like A Criminal Over A Joke. For the pa…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: My University Treated Me Like A Criminal Over A Joke. For the past six years, I have taught an undergraduate course on international economics at Johns Hopkins University. Most of my students thought it was a very good course. So I was shocked when, on December 6, 2016, I was met […]

Saliva as good as blood for diagnosing hepatitis E, study suggests

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.

UberEats driver sends the most salty reply to customer's simple question

Alisha Jennings-Oluwosuko, 20, was visiting a family member at the John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland when the UberEats delivery she ordered turned sour. SEE ALSO: This couple got a pretty rotten surprise from UberEats my ubereats delivery...Show More Summary

Johns Hopkins student found dead accidentally fell from high-rise

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A Maryland college student found dead outside her off-campus apartment most likely died from an accidental fall, Baltimore police believe.

The Art Markets' Less Than Stellar Financial Returns

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Unless you’ve been in Pyongyang, North Korea for the past several months, you know that in May Sotheby’s auctioned Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 painting of a skull. Show More Summary

Method determines cell age more accurately, could help elderly patients

(Johns Hopkins University) Researchers are reporting progress in developing a method to accurately determine the functional age of cells, a step that could eventually help clinicians recommend ways to delay some health effects of aging and potentially improve treatments.

Faster diagnosis of inherited and lethal nerve disease could advance search for new treatments

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins physicians report success in a small study of a modified skin biopsy that hastens the earlier diagnosis of an inherited and progressively fatal nerve disease and seems to offer a clearer view of the disorder's severity and progression. Show More Summary

The Best Deal Going: Privatize U.S. Public Lands

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Earlier this week, Nobelist Vernon L. Smith penned an important piece, “Trump’s Best Deal Ever: Privatize the Interstate,” which was published in The Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Receives $3 Million to Expand Educational Opportunities

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has received three Nurse Support Program (NSP) II grants to fund new educational opportunities including a DNP/PhD dual degree program, acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program, and expanded curricula in palliative care.

Religious leaders tripping balls... for science

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Psychologists at Johns Hopkins University are currently giving two dozen religious leaders psilocybin, the psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms, to, y'know, see what happens. From The Guardian: Despite most organised religions frowning...Show More Summary

On-Site Ecstasy Pill-Testing Services May Reduce User Risks at Concerts and Raves

Johns Hopkins scientists report that data collected over five years by volunteers who tested pills free of charge at music festivals and raves across the United States suggest that at least some recreational users of illegal drugs may choose not to take them if tests show the pills are adulterated or fake.

Want to Predict a Market Crash? Use Dr. X's Bubble Detector

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. When the Dow breached the historic 20,000 mark, it was as if we had entered a brave new world without bears, business cycles, or traditional red flags. Show More Summary

Why Regime Uncertainty Will Eventually Sink Trump and the Markets

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. In the months since President Trump was elected consumer and business confidence have soared, and the stock markets have, too. Many are betting that much-needed supply-side tax reforms and deregulation would be rabbits that Trump would pull out of his hat. Show More Summary

Researchers Find Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions Are More Prone to Mistakes

In a small study of opioid prescriptions filled at a Johns Hopkins Medicine outpatient pharmacy, researchers found that handwritten orders for the drugs contribute heavily to a trio of prescribing and processing errors in contrast to those created electronically.

Powerful new technique can clone thousands of genes at once

Scientists at Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, the University of Trento in Italy, and Harvard Medical School report they have developed a new molecular technique called LASSO cloning, which can be used to isolate thousands of long DNA sequences at the same time, more than ever before possible. Show More Summary

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Launches DNP/PhD Dual Degree

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) announces a new Doctor of Nursing Practice/Doctor of Philosophy (DNP/PhD) dual degree program that combines the competencies and practice opportunities of the DNP degree with the clinical research and scientific rigor of the PhD. Show More Summary

New method could enable more stable and scalable quantum computing, Penn physicists report

(University of Pennsylvania) Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, have discovered a new topological material which may enable fault-tolerant quantum computing.

Scientists Manipulate 'Signaling' Molecules to Control Cell Migration

Johns Hopkins researchers report they have uncovered a mechanism in amoebae that rapidly changes the way cells migrate by resetting their sensitivity to the naturally occurring internal signaling events that drive such movement.

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