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The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist For The Smartest Reasons

That’s not actually the title of the idiotic Bloomberg article.  It’s titled The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist for the Dumbest Reasons. Smith & Wesson still feels the wound it suffered two decades ago when it decided to invent smart guns. The idea was to invest heavily in the development of personalized weapons that could be fired only by a single person: the gun’s owner. This was considered a nearly science-fictional proposition in the late 1990s, years before the world was filled with smartphones a...
Tags: Gun Control, Smart Guns


Novel models and strategies for TB detection, elimination, and care

This week, publication of a special issue on tuberculosis begins in PLOS Medicine, advised by guest editors Richard Chaisson of Johns Hopkins University, Claudia Denkinger of the University of Heidelberg, and Mark Hatherill of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Institute.
Tags: Health, Johns Hopkins University, University of Heidelberg, Richard Chaisson, Claudia Denkinger, Mark Hatherill


PLOS Medicine Special issue reports new strategies for tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment

This week, publication of a special issue on tuberculosis begins in PLOS Medicine, advised by guest editors Richard Chaisson of Johns Hopkins University, Claudia Denkinger of the University of Heidelberg, and Mark Hatherill of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Institute.
Tags: Health, Johns Hopkins University, University of Heidelberg, Richard Chaisson, Claudia Denkinger, Mark Hatherill, PLOS Medicine Special


New tools and strategies for tuberculosis diagnosis, care, and elimination: A PLOS Medicine special

This week, publication of a special issue on tuberculosis (TB) begins in PLOS Medicine, advised by guest editors Richard Chaisson of Johns Hopkins University, Claudia Denkinger of the University of Heidelberg, and Mark Hatherill of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Institute.
Tags: Johns Hopkins University, University of Heidelberg, Richard Chaisson, Claudia Denkinger, Mark Hatherill


Police Aren’t Enough

Police Aren't Enough U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Sometimes, during my drive to work, I listen to Clarence Maurice Mitchell IV, host of the Baltimore's WBAL C4 radio show. Mitchell was formerly a member of Maryland's House of Delegates and its Senate. In recent weeks, Mitchell has been talking about the terrible crime situation in Baltimore. In 2018, there were 308 homicides. So far this year, there have been 69. That's in a 2018 population of 611,648 — down from nearly a million in 1950. The cit...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Senate, America, United States, South Africa, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Mitchell, Temple University, Pogo, House of Delegates, Annapolis, WBAL, Johns Hopkins University


Maryland lawmakers OK police force at Johns Hopkins

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Johns Hopkins University will be allowed to create its own armed police force, under a measure that has received final approval by the Maryland General Assembly. The Maryland Senate voted 42-2 to pass the bill Monday night. That sends the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan. A spokesman for Hogan says he […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Nation, Johns Hopkins, Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate, Annapolis, Hogan, Maryland General Assembly, Johns Hopkins University, Md AP


I Found Something I Could Do

At our upcoming Spring Trustee Meeting, I will be bringing a motion to revoke the degree that SWBTS granted to Mark Aderholt. In this post I will explain the rationale behind this action as it is grounded in SWBTS’s governing documents and the current state of our laws as I understand them. The motion that I will bring is, of course, just a motion from a solitary trustee. I will not be able to blog about any aspect of how the Board responds to or processes my motion. My purpose in authoring this...
Tags: Religion, Harvard, South Carolina, Miller, Tarrant County, Vance, International Mission Board, Johns Hopkins University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Harvard College, Harwood, Yoo, SBC Issues, Aderholt, Massachusetts Institute, Swbts


World’s first HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant with living donor succeeds

The world's first kidney transplant from a living HIV-positive donor to another HIV-positive person was successfully performed Monday by doctors at a Johns Hopkins University hospital.
Tags: Health, Johns Hopkins University


US performs first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore performed the operation on Monday, calling it the first in the world of its kind. "I'm feeling good," said the donor, Nina Martinez, at a news conference on Thursday following the surgery. The recipient, who has not been identified, is doing "beautifully," said Christine Durand, associate professor of medicine and oncology at Johns Hopkins.
Tags: Science, US, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, Nina Martinez, Christine Durand


U.S. begins organ transplants from living donors who have HIV

By LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON  — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ — and one that could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone. Nina Martinez of Atlanta traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate a kidney to an HIV-positive stranger, saying she “wanted to make a difference in somebody else’s life” and counter the stigm...
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Associated Press, Baltimore, Hopkins, Martinez, Lauran Neergaard, Marine Corps Marathon, Johns Hopkins University, United Network for Organ Sharing


In US, first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the AIDS virus, US surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough. The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore performed the operation on Monday, calling it the first in the world of its kind. The donor, identified as Nina Martinez, was to address reporters alongside her doctors at 1:00 pm (1700 GMT).
Tags: Science, US, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, Nina Martinez


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Johns Hopkins wants armed police; Baltimore says not so fast

BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University, a thriving private research institution with one of the world’s foremost medical schools, wants to create an armed police force similar to those patrolling numerous other U.S. colleges and universities. But in its home city of Baltimore, split by deep divisions and seared by years of discriminatory policing, it’s […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University


The FDA commissioner just launched a crackdown on e-cigs like Juul as he prepares to leave office (MO, PM, BTI)

On Wednesday, federal regulators proposed broad new limits on sales of flavored varieties of e-cigarettes like the Juul. The move comes just a week after FDA chief Scott Gottlieb announced he was stepping down from his post after just under two years in the job. Gottlieb told Business Insider in an interview that he wanted to enact the rules before he leaves his position in a few weeks. Gottlieb has been a vocal critic of e-cigarette startups such as Juul, which he has repeatedly slammed for t...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Fda, Nielsen, Marlboro, Juul, Altria, Myers, Centers for Disease Control, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Johns Hopkins University, Gottlieb, BTI, Scott Gottlieb


The US just launched a crackdown on flavored e-cigs and cigars in a huge move to fight smoking (MO, PM, BTI)

On Wednesday, federal regulators with the Food and Drug Administration proposed new restrictions on sales of flavored varieties of e-cigs like the Juul. The move comes just a week after FDA chief Scott Gottlieb announced he was stepping down from his post, after just under two years in the job. Gottlieb told Business Insider in an interview that he wanted to enact the rules before he leaves his position in a few weeks. Gottlieb has been a   vocal critic   of e-cigarette startups such as Juul, ...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Nielsen, Marlboro, Juul, Altria, Centers for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins University, Gottlieb, BTI, Scott Gottlieb, Juul FDA


Researchers Find Critical Backdoor In Swiss Online Voting System

An international group of researchers who have been examining the source code for an internet voting system that Switzerland plans to roll out this year have found a critical flaw in the code that would allow someone to alter votes without detection. New submitter eatmorekix shares a report: The cryptographic backdoor exists in a part of the system that is supposed to verify that all of the ballots and votes counted in an election are the same ones that voters cast. But the flaw could allow some...
Tags: Tech, Barcelona, Switzerland, Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University, Swiss Post, Scytl Swiss Post, Scytl


Incorporating the arts in science lessons improves learning

From Science Daily on 03/05/19 Incorporating the arts -- rapping, dancing, drawing -- into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University. The findings were published on Feb. 7 in Trends in Neuroscience and Education and support broader arts integration in the classroom. "Our study provides more evidence that the arts are absolutely n...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Johns Hopkins University, David G Markham, School of Education, Mariale Hardiman


8 Reasons Why Your Depression May Not Be Getting Better

You’ve been to four psychiatrists and tried over a dozen medication combinations. You still wake up with that dreadful knot in your stomach and wonder if you will ever feel better. Some people enjoy a straight path to remission. They get diagnosed. They get a prescription. They feel better. Others’ road to recovery isn’t so linear. It’s full of winding bends and dead-ends. Sometimes it’s entirely blocked. By what? Here are a few impediments to treatment to consider if your symptoms aren’t improv...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, Support, Self-help, Insomnia, Depression, Bipolar, Treatment, Trauma, Johns Hopkins, Medications, Mood Disorder, Johns Hopkins University, Kay Redfield Jamison, National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA


Hollywood was wrong about asteroids, new study says

In Hollywood there's only one way to deal with an asteroid on a collision course with Earth: blow it up. According to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, however, destroying an asteroid might be harder to do than once imagined.
Tags: Hollywood, Earth, Cnn, Johns Hopkins University


Deflecting an Asteroid Will Be Harder Than Scientists Thought

schwit1 shares a report from UPI: According to new asteroid collision models designed by scientists at Johns Hopkins University, deflecting a large rock headed for Earth will be harder than previously thought. Using the most up-to-date findings on rock fracturing, researchers developed computer models to more accurately simulate asteroid collisions. For the newest study, scientists decided to divide the model into two phases. Phase one modeled the immediate fracturing that happens in the wake of...
Tags: Tech, Earth, UPI, Johns Hopkins University


Theodore Bayless, Pathbreaker on Dairy Intolerance, Dies at 87

His research led to commercial innovations for people whose bodies reject milk products, and to better treatments for other gastrointestinal diseases.
Tags: News, Bowels, Gluten, Bayless, Johns Hopkins University, Deaths (Obituaries, Colitis, Theodore M (1931-2019, Theodore Bayless Pathbreaker


A highly sensitive new blood test can detect rare cancer proteins

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University developed a new blood test that can identify proteins-of-interest down to the sub-femtomolar range with minimal errors.
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Peter Frampton’s doctors hope to highlight rare disease

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist Peter Frampton’s announcement that he has a rare muscular disease. Frampton’s physician, Lisa Christopher-Stine, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. She tells The Baltimore Sun that she and Frampton spoke years ago about […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, Frampton, Peter Frampton, Johns Hopkins University, Lisa Christopher Stine, Johns Hopkins Myositis Center She


Has the Voynich Manuscript Finally Been Decoded?: Researchers Claim That the Mysterious Text Was Written in Phonetic Old Turkish

There are still several ancient languages modern scholars cannot decipher, like Minoan hieroglyphics (called Linear A) or Khipu, the intricate Incan system of writing in knots. These symbols contain within them the wisdom of civilizations, and there’s no telling what might be revealed should we learn to translate them. Maybe scholars will only find accounting logs and inventories, or maybe entirely new ways of perceiving reality. When it comes, however, to a singularly indecipherable tex...
Tags: Google, Books, College, History, Artificial Intelligence, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Johns Hopkins University, Ahmet, Pelling, Durham NC Follow, Medieval Academy of America, Voynich, Khipu, Latin Sino, Ardiç


Sightseeing in Baltimore: 5 Amazing Spots to Visit by Car

Baltimore is the biggest city in Maryland State and a major seaport located on the wide mouth of the Patapsco River. Featuring several famous educational establishments, particularly the Johns Hopkins University, museums and the well-known symphony orchestra, Baltimore is an important cultural destination on the east coast. The city doesn’t appear as often in US travel guides like New York or Las Vegas. However, having visited it once, nobody can say that the city is boring or faceless – Baltim...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, New York, Edgar Allan Poe, US, America, United States, Baltimore, Chris, Garrett, Little Italy, Walters, Johns Hopkins University, Fells Point, Maryland State, Payless


We'd be lost without them: meet the team that runs GPS for the world

It was announced this week that the £1m QE Engineering Prize had been won by four individuals who pioneered the creation of The American Global Positioning System (GPS). Below, we republish a 2011 report by Paul Kendall who was given rare and exclusive access to the United States Air Force unit that operates the satellite system At 23 years-old, Joshua Williams seems a little young to be in charge of the Global Positioning System. Three years ago, it was still illegal for him to buy a drink. Two...
Tags: Facebook, England, Hollywood, Science, London, Microsoft, Navy, California, Virginia, Iraq, US, America, Department Of Defense, European Union, Earth, Transit


Dangerous school commutes lead to student absenteeism

The more crime that occurs along a student's way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.
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Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

Opinion Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.” Research into violence perpetrated with firearms isn’t in itse...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Cdc, Hawaii, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Rand Corporation, Aloha State, Mark Rosenberg, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA


Breakthrough A.I.-powered stethoscope diagnoses pneumonia like a robot doctor

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have invented a new, 21st-century version of the stethoscope, which can help better diagnose conditions like pneumonia using A.I. technology. The post Breakthrough A.I.-powered stethoscope diagnoses pneumonia like a robot doctor appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Pneumonia, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Johns Hopkins University, Stethoscope