| Jul 20, 2013
Slices from thousands of brains fill nearly a dozen freezers set to 112 degrees below zero on the top floor of a research building at the Johns Hopkins Science + Technology Park.
Inside those slices might be the secrets to schizophrenia and other mental...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:51 PM
A new study has been making the rounds in the media concerning the health dangers of parasites found in cat poop. Dr. Robert H. Yolken, director of developmental neurovirology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and research psychiatrist Dr. E. Fuller...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can't be silent, either.
Last week, you see, President Barack Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is necessary,...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:32 PM
With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a good time to review some of the literary love stories that have been set in Baltimore. In an article in the latest issue of the Sun magazine, reporter Jill Rosen highlights the relationships of H.L. Mencken,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The human brain is a marvelous instrument, capable of the subtlest thoughts, feelings and perceptions, and of dreams even the gods might envy. Yet for all our cleverness in other areas, we still know embarrassingly little about how our own brains actually...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Baltimore has witnessed love and loss.
From the banks of the harbor to Mount Vernon's cobblestones to the grassed-over burial plots of Greenmount Cemetery, embedded in this city are vestiges of some of history's great romances, stories of people coming...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In what may be the greatest victory to date for the sophisticatedly asinine organization "No Labels," the Associated Press has embraced a new policy against "labeling people." For instance, its widely used and influential style guide is being purged of...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:36 PM
It might lack the cachet of Long Island Sound, where novelist S. Scott Fitzgerald set "The Great Gatsby."
But anyone with a spare $450,000 can live in a piece of literary history — specifically the 3,600-square-foot Bolton Hill town home where...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:05 AM
At first, the soldier's behavior was puzzling. He appeared to be having hallucinations. He was anxious. He became belligerent.
A drug test identified the problem: The young man had become the latest service member at Fort Meade to experience an...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Everyone begged William Lewis Moore not to go to Mississippi. His pastor told him he would get killed walking around in a sandwich board sign protesting segregation. His family worried about where he would sleep and eat.
Even fellow civil rights...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:08 PM
Months before he allegedly killed a family friend in Harford County, eating his heart and parts of his brain, Alexander Kinyua was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and believed reptilian aliens were coming to destroy Earth, a judge said Wednesday....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Bryan Johnson didn't know he had bipolar disorder until he ended up at the emergency room, where he assaulted a police officer.
His family had taken him to the University of Maryland Medical Center because he was acting strangely, staring into the...