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Hopkins and Allegheny partner in cancer research

Hopkins and Allegheny partner in cancer research

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has finalized a five-year agreement with Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania that both medical institutions hope will lead to advancements in cancer treatment and care.

JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest

For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their chest, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But...

SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store and recall memories.

Pesticide blamed for bee deaths now linked to bird declines

Pesticide blamed for bee deaths now linked to bird declines

A class of pesticides linked to the catastrophic collapse of bee colonies has now been linked to declines in bird populations, according to a Dutch study.

Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission.

New fossil find reveals tiny hedgehog the size of your thumb

New fossil find reveals tiny hedgehog the size of your thumb

Researchers in British Columbia have unearthed a 52 million year old fossil of the smallest hedgehog known to science.

Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit

Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit

Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon, took to Reddit on Tuesday to promote the 45th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing.

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