New math tool tracks pollutants
Equation predicts how long pharmaceuticals, pesticides will
stay in soil
Building on an idea developed by medicinal chemists,
Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a new mathematical
tool that accurately predicts how long certain pollutants
— including pesticides and pharmaceuticals —
will remain in soil.
Nursing to expand role of clinical
Underscoring the growing role that information
technology plays in the delivery of health care, the Johns
Hopkins School of Nursing and Eclipsys Corp. have signed a
letter of intent to launch a unique academic partnership.
The goals are to increase the health care information
technology competence of nursing graduates and to design
new ways of delivering safe and efficient health care
utilizing health care information technology.
Anti-bacterial additive found in Maryland
A toxic chemical used in hand soaps, cleaners and
other personal care products to kill germs is deposited and
remains in the environment long after the products are
used, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health.