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The Johns Hopkins University

“What are we aiming at?”

That’s the question our first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, asked at his inauguration in 1876. What is this place all about, exactly? His answer:

“The encouragement of research . . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.”

Gilman believed that teaching and research go hand in hand—that success in one depends on success in the other—and that a modern university must do both well. He also believed that sharing our knowledge and discoveries would help make the world a better place.

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A study to assess the feasibility of checking illicit street drugs for fentanyl found that low-cost test strips detect the presence of fentanyl with a high degree of accuracy, and that the vast majority of people who use street drugs are interested in using drug checking to help prevent overdoses.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer.
Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a potential means of stalling or even reversing diabetes-related blindness.
The natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, according to a study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
A researcher at Johns Hopkins University is tracking spiders as they spin their webs, hoping to unlock the secrets of behavior.
Ibrahima “Ibou” Bah, an assistant professor of Physics & Astronomy, explains Scrooge’s time-travel.
Steve Farber, principal investigator at the Carnegie Institution for Science and a Johns Hopkins biology professor explains Rudolph’s nose.
Johns Hopkins University researchers explain how unexplainable plot lines in holiday classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Christmas Carol just might be (almost) (possibly) possible.
David Kass, the Abraham and Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, explains The Grinch’s heart condition.
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that fewer than 5 percent of people referred for opioid treatment from the criminal justice system were directed to medication-assisted programs, which are widely considered the most effective way to manage opioid abuse and reduce instances of overdose.