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  • Hopkins team creates device to screen for anemia

    Hopkins team creates device to screen for anemia
    Every year, health organizations spend millions in the developing world attacking the iron-deficiency disorder known as anemia. They pay special attention to pregnant women, a population highly vulnerable to the disease. Every year, though, 115,000 of...
  • Time to dial up some healthy skepticism

    Time to dial up some healthy skepticism
    The U.S. government is trying "to create a database of every [phone] call ever made." That's how one informed person described the National Security Agency's effort to USA Today. That newspaper also confirmed that not only is the government collecting...
  • FastStich team wins $12,500 Collegiate Inventors Competition award

    FastStich team wins $12,500 Collegiate Inventors Competition award
    The team who created FastStitch, a surgical tool designed to quickly and cost-effectively close abdominal incisions after surgeries, has won the 2012 Collegiate Inventors Competition. Their first-place award will give the team $12,500, and their faculty...
  • Young inventor returns to alma mater, Burleigh Manor

    If your children question why their school science project is important, tell them to Google the name Kavita Shukla, an alumna of Burleigh Manor Middle School. In 2010, Shukla co-founded Fenugreen, a social enterprise that manufactures her invention...
  • Center for simulated medicine opens in Anne Arundel County

    Center for simulated medicine opens in Anne Arundel County
    A surgeon enters the operating room, offers his hands to a nurse and watches as she helps him into his rubber gloves with a snap. He glances at the patient on the table. A cloth covers the man's torso but for one area. Three trocars — tubes into...
  • Don't worry about Baltimore's patent drought

    Don't worry about Baltimore's patent drought
    As the economy continues to flounder, many cities are looking for ways to replicate Silicon Valley's financial success. When seeking to catch the magic of those biggest successes — Apple, Google and Facebook — the word "innovation" gets thrown...
  • Obama's 'Battleship' argument has holes in its hull

    Obama's 'Battleship' argument has holes in its hull
    In the third and final debate, Barack Obama scored huge points with the media, college kids and die-hard liberals -- in other words, his base -- when he mocked Mitt Romney's concern about our historically small Navy. "But I think Governor Romney maybe...
  • The red herring of human gene patents

    The red herring of human gene patents
    The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
  • Gus Novotny will be remembered for innovative ideas

    John Novotny, known locally and throughout the golfing community simply as Gus, loved teaching golf to thousands of people both young and old. As the proprietor of the Rocky Gorge Golf Fairway off Route 29, which he opened in 1964, Gus not only taught...
  • Howard paramedic receives national innovation award

    Howard paramedic receives national innovation award
    On the plane ride back from a Emergency Medical Services conference in Seattle, three years ago, Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services Capt. Dale Becker turned to the department's medical director, Dr. Kevin Seaman, with an idea. "I...
  • With FastStitch, Hopkins students see 'future of suture'

    With FastStitch, Hopkins students see 'future of suture'
    The device looks comically simple, almost like a toy: Royal blue handles curve into a bright white clamp, part pliers, part hole punch. But FastStitch, a new surgical tool designed by a team of Hopkins students and graduates, has serious ambitions...
  • Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best

    Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best
    Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was...