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Medical Research

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  • Health disparity persists [Commentary]

    Health disparity persists  [Commentary]
    Nearly half a century has passed since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Yet decades later, only modest progress has been made to reduce the pervasive...
  • Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform

    Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform
    Expanding Maryland's fledgling law on medical marijuana proved to be one of the key issues of the just-completed General Assembly session, and an Annapolis mother proved to be a key player in the reform bill that passed the House and Senate. In the...
  • Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts

    Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts
    An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link...
  • Looking Out: Same-sex marriage is on the march again

    Looking Out: Same-sex marriage is on the march again
    That pesky question of whether marriage is a fundamental right under the Constitution? It's back. Or, more to the point, same-sex marriage advocates are getting closer than ever to getting the Supreme Court to actually answer it once and for all....
  • Hopkins looks at screening for postpartum depression

    Hopkins looks at screening for postpartum depression
    An estimated 10 percent to 20 percent of pregnant women will develop postpartum depression, a condition that plagues new mothers with persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, exhaustion and anxiety that can last up to a year after giving birth. In...
  • Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent

    Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent
    Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...
  • Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research

    Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research
    She organized 200 family and friends for a charity walk. She put together a bowling tournament and raffle that raised $5,000. Last month, she held a bake sale that earned $798 in a single day. Over the past five years, Lily Cavallaro, a whirlwind of...
  • Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students

    Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students
    With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help in the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels...
  • Childhood cancer fundraiser remembers Keeley Imel [Ellicott City]

    Calling all foodies! On Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 10 p.m., the St. Jude Hope in the Harbor Gala is cooking up inspiration to fight childhood cancer at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum.     The event will feature over twenty top-rated...
  • No point in studying flawed idea of a birth injury fund [Letter]

    No point in studying flawed idea of a birth injury fund [Letter]
    The editorial "More study needed on birth injury bill" (March 12) supports the creation of a "task force" to study the implementation of a "new" system for handling medical negligence cases involving birth-related neurological injuries, similar to a...
  • More study needed on birth injury bill [Editorial]

    More study needed on birth injury bill  [Editorial]
    Maryland's litigation-based system for compensating families whose children suffered from birth-related neurological industries doesn't work well for anyone. It isn't great for the families, who only get the financial assistance they need if they can...
  • Neurologist tells Howard Co. seniors they can slow down brain drain

    Neurologist tells Howard Co. seniors they can slow down brain drain
    Howard County's rapidly growing senior population got some mixed news last week. The bad news: The part of their brain that controls short-term memory has been shrinking at an average rate of .5 percent a year since they turned 50. The good news: That...