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A Jewel for Disease Tracking

A Jewel for Disease Tracking

A new disease-tracking system is helping researchers in Karachi document the need for a pneumococcal vaccine in Pakistan, where pneumonia is a leading killer of children under five.

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Inside the H1N1 Vaccine Trial

Inside the H1N1 Vaccine Trial

As one of the largest clinical trial sites of H1N1 influenza vaccines in the U.S., the Center for Immunization Research is overseeing vaccine testing at 11 locations across the country.

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Fertility and the Fruit Fly

Fertility and the Fruit Fly

Drosophila melanogaster, the female fruit fly, is the perfect organism for researcher Daniela Drummond-Barbosa’s studies on nutrition and the female reproductive system.

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Bloomberg Honored with Lasker Award

Mayor Bloomberg, Lasker Laureate

Philanthropist, entrepreneur and New York City Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg received the Mary Woodard Lasker Public Service Award on October 2 for his public health leadership.

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Preventing HIV One Bag at a Time

Preventing HIV One Bag at a Time

The Pi Project, which trains female sex workers in India to make cloth bags to sell and provides HIV prevention classes to the women, is a successful example of microenterprise as public health.

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A New Malaria Vaccine

A New Malaria Vaccine

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) have developed a transmission-blocking malaria vaccine through the successful reproduction of a protein that ultimately neuters the malaria parasite.

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Healthy States

Healthy States

How do you define the health of the U.S? A panel of public health experts, including Professor David Holtgrave, responds with 20 key health indicators to measure America’s well-being.

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A Long-Term Investment

A Long-Term Investment

The National Children’s Study (NCS), which has an NCS Center at the School, will track 100,000 children from birth to age 21, seeking insights into the root causes of myriad disorders.

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Vision Quest

The cost of poor vision? As much as $269 billion in lost productivity, according to a recent study.

Spreading the Word, Not the Virus

The Center for Communication Programs helps Egypt to develop an H1N1 prevention campaign.

Autism: One More Step

A new study bolsters a theory that links autism with parental autoimmune disorders.

EARLI Signs of Autism

Researchers examine the interplay of genetics and the environment as early risk factors for autism.

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School Tests H1N1 Flu Vaccine

H1N1 Vaccine on Trial

Bloomberg School researchers Ruth Karron and Kawsar Talaat explain how clinical trial for new H1N1 influenza vaccine is being conducted.

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