| Oct 19, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Singer Art Garfunkel, a real estate magnate and an investor are putting $2 million in gold bullion on the line to inspire researchers to cure blindness by 2020, establishing through Johns Hopkins Medicine one of the world's largest prizes for a scientific...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Authorities have been exploring whether members of the Bloods gang are involved in the killing of an NIH researcher shot outside of his home while returning home from choir practice, recently unsealed court records show, but police said Monday that they...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the University of Delaware have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement to collaborate on an orthopedic rehabilitation project that will improve rehabilitative care for wounded...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Maryland employers added nearly 25,000 jobs last year, according to new estimates — the best performance since 2006, but one that still leaves the state with more than 80,000 jobs to make up, given the recession's losses.
At this rate of employment...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A new study has found that acid reflux medicine used to treat asthma in children isn't effective.
Physicians often prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole in addition to standard inhaled steroid drugs to children who have asthma. The number of...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:39 PM
To understand the impact meditation can have on the human mind, picture a glass of muddy water. If you stir it, the water stays cloudy and anything that might sink to the bottom is instantly sucked back into motion. But if you allow the glass to become...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:33 PM
It doesn’t look like much -- Janet Althen places what looks like a small flashlight with an inverted colored bulb on certain points of the body, holding it there for about 30 seconds -- but for Althen’s patients, as well as a growing number of...
| Oct 27, 2012
Maryland-born author Carol Peacock describes living conditions in the poorest Chinese orphanages with a dispassionate eye.
Her new novel, "Red Thread Sisters," describes playgrounds strewn with old tires and a caste system that divides children perceived...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Dr. H. Berton McCauley, former chief of the dental division of the Baltimore Health Department, who led the controversial battle that resulted in the city's water supply being fluoridated nearly 60 years ago, died Oct. 23 of prostate cancer at his...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Five months ago, Howard County made waves in environmental circles throughout the state when it launched a new food scrap recycling pilot program.
Thousands of homeowners were urged to forgo the garbage disposal and the trash bin, and instead collect...
| May 5, 2012
A proposal to speed the approval of new prescription drugs has patient advocates and biotech firms — including many based in Maryland — hoping that Congress will deliver a rare dose of bipartisanship this year.
Lawmakers are proposing a 6...