Johns Hopkins University

In-house lawyer group says Novartis ruling undermines privilege

An association of in-house lawyers on Monday urged a federal appeals court to reverse an order in a patent case compelling Novartis AG to produce communications with its lawyers, saying the ruling would make it harder for corporate counsel to work on litigation.<p>The Association of Corporate Counsel …

Law

Health Insurance: Why you could pay more in 2018 — and how to save money or get free care

The Friday, Dec. 15 deadline to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace exchanges is rapidly approaching. If you haven’t yet …

Health Care

Why Drugs Can Be So Expensive

<b>Deby Provost</b> of Stockton, California has one question: If her drug for multiple sclerosis has been around for twenty years, why does it cost so much? It's a question that Congress is asking, too.<p>This summer, two congressmen on the House Committee for Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to …

MOR Butterflyer Rebecca Ssengonzi Opts to Swim at Johns Hopkins

Cary, North Carolina’s <b>Rebecca Ssengonzi</b> has announced her decision to swim for Johns Hopkins University beginning in the 2018-19 season.<p><i>“I am so</i> …

Swimming

New Clinic to Prevent and Treat Performing Artists’ Injuries

When Serap Bastepe-Gray pursued a degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, one of America’s first and most prestigious …

Medicine

'You can't be lonely and be a healthy person.' How seniors can combat isolation

Kathy Seguin is an older adult — she really dislikes labels such as senior citizen and elder orphan — who was a prime candidate for the kind of isolation that increasingly is considered injurious to mental and physical health and a challenge for communities across the country.<p>She lost her husband …

Health

Johns Hopkins University backing off of coal

Johns Hopkins University will stop buying stocks and bonds of companies that produce coal for electric power as a major part of their business.<p>The …

Business

Understanding September 11, and: Critical Views of September 11: Analyses from Around the World (review)

The origin of these two volumes, conceived of and coordinated by the Social Science Research Council, was an innovative Web site that that …

10 ONLINE BIG DATA COURSES AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2017

Who doesn’t want to learn about data scientist these days? The field is still hot, and the ample job listings for data scientists might make folks …

Learning

8 things you need to know for Dec. 12, 2017 - Baltimore Business Journal

By Jonathan Munshaw <br>– Digital Editor, Baltimore Business Journal<p>Dec 12, 2017, 7:50am EST<p>Good morning, and happy Tuesday.<p>Temperatures today are going …

Baltimore

Why incoming asteroids shouldn't keep you up at night

A close shave with a previously undetected asteroid last month serves as a pointed reminder to humanity that planet Earth and other celestial bodies …

Space Exploration

Johns Hopkins student reports sexual assault at campus fraternity

A female student said she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity on the Johns Hopkins University campus, school officials said.<p>The student told …

Crime

Personalities as Dramatis Personae: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Self as Author

In a commentary featured in the <i>TLS</i> about a year ago, Galen Strawson argues against what he terms "a fallacy of our age": that "human beings typically …

Psychology

Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability by Emily Apter (review)

Cobbled together from essays published in ten or more different journals over the last several years, Apter’s book has not been well …

Language

Johns Hopkins Health System taps Duke University Hospital CEO Kevin W. Sowers as next president - Baltimore Business Journal

By Morgan Eichensehr <br>– Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal<p>Dec 11, 2017, 2:54pm EST<b><br>Updated</b> Dec 11, 2017, 2:56pm EST<p>Kevin W. Sowers, an experienced …

Baltimore

Inside new technology to protect bus, train travelers

To get on a plane, passengers have to go through TSA checks, but rail and bus stations have little security presence, leaving travelers more …

Incorporated

Peter Thiel is betting on magic mushrooms to treat depression — and he's not the only one

• <b>A for-profit company that Peter Thiel invests in has plans to start clinical trials of magic mushrooms for depression within the first three months of 2018.</b>• <b><br>Psychedelics appear to disrupt the brain's activity patterns in a positive and life-changing way.</b>• <b><br>Several research institutions are studying</b> …

Business

How Does Your Brain Stop a Task It Already Started?

To stop an activity, your brain must engage in very precise timing that involves the careful coordination of three distinct areas of the brain, new …

The Brain

Why can’t we always stop what we’ve started?

When we try to stop a body movement at the last second, perhaps to keep ourselves from stepping on what we just realized was ice, we can’t always do …

Psychology

The U.S. is leading military drills with Japan and South Korea amid North Korean submarine missile threat

HONG KONG — Amid fears that North Korea is rapidly developing its submarine-launched ballistic missile technology, the United States, Japan and South …

North Korea

BLocal reports first year results that exceed three-year goal

A local and minority-owned business hiring initiative by some of Baltimore’s largest employers says it has exceeded its three-year goal for contract …

M&T Bank

How the French Read

For a long time, French intellectuals set the agenda for Anglophone critics' understanding of reading. In the 1960s, the journal <i>Tel Quel</i>, led by …

Literature

Johns Hopkins University president among top 30 highest-paid private college presidents in new report

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels was the 30th highest-paid private university president, with the seventh highest in base salary …

College & University

Rise in death rate of white Americans may have led to Donald Trump's win in US presidential election, says study

<b>Washington:</b> Significant increases in the death rates of white, middle-aged people over the last 15 years may have led to Donald Trump's win in the US …

Elections

Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence by Timothy Morton (review)

Timothy Morton's latest project, <i>Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence</i>, argues that our present environmental crisis is indebted to more …

T.S. Eliot

Donald Trump wrong about black homeownership rate

When President Donald Trump noticed some African-American support at a recent rally in Pensacola, Fla., he offered a statistic about black …

Fact Checking

Neural Basis of Cognitive Control over Movement Inhibition: Human fMRI and Primate Electrophysiology Evidence

Xu et al. present a rare combination of complementary evidence from human fMRI and primate neurophysiology, demonstrating that response inhibition is …

Neuroscience

Why you can’t always resist running yellow lights

Humans are fickle when it comes to thinking fast. We notice mud puddles too late, and either step into them or awkwardly adjust. A traffic signal …

The Brain

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Hospitals Save Lives

In 2016, venture capitalists invested $5 billion in startups involving artificial intelligence, representing a 40 percent increase from 2012. With …

Health Care

[Eye] Scholar finds Korean identity in history

In an age where three-minute book excerpts on mobile phones pass as “reading,” Hahm Jai-bong, president of the Asan Inst