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Lasker award winner Carol Greider unlocked mysteries of chromosome ends, now linked to disease.

A Triumph for Basic Science
A Lasker Award—a.k.a. the “American Nobel”—goes to one of our own

Carol Greider has been honored with this year’s Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research for her discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that protects chromosome ends, or telomeres.

Her breakthrough, made on Christmas Day 1984—when she was just 23—laid the foundation for studies showing that the enzyme plays a major role in cancer growth and aging.

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Future Docs’ New Digs; Behavioral Unit; Musings of the Prez.
 
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Gray Is Beautiful; MLK Would Be Proud; Say No To Latex; Credit Union Expands Reach.
 
     
     
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The Difference a Word Makes
Johns Hopkins Medicine’s revised mission, vision and core values statements are released.
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Your United Way contributions enrich the community where you work.
An Ounce of Prevention
A personal wellness analysis puts employees on the path to good health.

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Our Shining Stars: They Were Just Doing Their Jobs
These employees know the value of teamwork.
Business Management 101
HopkinsOne online training rolls out to help employees master new business procedures.

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Biotech Park Forges Ahead
A sweeping first look at the redevelopment in East Baltimore.

 

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