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The Elegant Worm

The Elegant Worm

Meet C. elegans, a cheap, simple, transparent and hermaphroditic model for research into neurodegeneration and immune response.

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Vita-Vision

Envisioning a Better Test

It all began with swim goggles, a light bulb and a video camera: Researcher Alain Labrique has created a portable device that can identify vitamin A deficiency in the field.

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Thinspiration

Thinspiration

School faculty are on the trail of “pro-ana” and “pro-mia” websites—the go-to resources for anorexics and bulimics in search of unhealthy tips for purging and dieting.

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Survivor Satisfaction

Survivor Satisfaction

How well are the NGOs providing disaster relief in Haiti? Researchers Paul Perrin and Tom Kirsch will conduct a customer satisfaction survey in Léogâne and Port-au-Prince.

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Worth Its Salt

Dean Michael J. Klag examines prospects for lowering Americans’ blood pressure via salt reduction and other efforts.

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Open Mike
Like many people who are attracted to public health, Stephen Okiria was big-hearted, smart and committed.

Editor's Note
Nobody should have to suffer in order to value basic safety.

Letters to the Editor
A meaningful work ethic for teens, public health diplomacy for North Korea, and improving the magazine’s look.

Accolades
Going for the gold in renovation; plus more faculty and student honors.

Into Africa
Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels samples the School’s transformative research collaborations in Africa.

Vaccine Man
Researcher Orin Levine talks with the magazine about better vaccine distribution in the developing world.

Women and Tobacco
In the developing world, very few women smoke. How are tobacco companies trying to change that?