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Medical Research

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  • Dr. Peter C. Maloney, Hopkins biochemist

    Dr. Peter C. Maloney, Hopkins biochemist
    Dr. Peter C. Maloney, an internationally known biochemist who was a professor of physiology and associate dean for graduate students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Dec. 12 of cancer at his Bare Hills home. He was 72. "Peter...
  • Examining common courtesy among medical residents

    Examining common courtesy among medical residents
    When physician Lenny Feldman visits a hospitalized patient, he said, he does what he can to infuse the encounter with a personal touch. One favorite technique: sitting at the edge of the bed so he can address his client eye-to-eye. Their reaction...
  • Federal indictment hits unusual target: Russian medicine

    When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
  • Maryland research on sickle cell disease is tragically underfunded

    Maryland research on sickle cell disease is tragically underfunded
    I was pleased to read your coverage of the suffering endured by patients living with sickle cell disease ("As a sufferer, researcher and advocate, Johns Hopkins' Carlton Haywood has been battling the 'orphan disease' sickle cell all his life," July 7)....
  • Southwest offers travel grants to patients seeking treatment in Baltimore

    Southwest offers travel grants to patients seeking treatment in Baltimore
    When James Russell learned that he had a rare form of appendix cancer, he thoroughly investigated his treatment options. His research led him to Dr. Armando Sardi, a surgical oncologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore who is one of a few...
  • Medical students need to study human behavior as well as science

    Medical students need to study human behavior as well as science
    The changes coming with the 2015 MCAT exam represent an important shift in the way we assess and prepare tomorrow's doctors ("A better MCAT may not produce better doctors," July 10). We recognize that these changes may bring challenges for aspiring...
  • Launching minority students in the sciences

    Launching minority students in the sciences
    When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist. But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
  • Lieber Institute expanding at Johns Hopkins research park

    Lieber Institute expanding at Johns Hopkins research park
    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...
  • Hot yoga is safe, study finds

    Hot yoga is safe, study finds
    You may feel like you're going to die during that hot yoga class, but a new study finds the extreme heat is no more strenuous on the body than taking the class in a room with lower temperatures. Researchers found no difference in the increase in core...
  • Medical Examiner's Office defies stereotypes, holds surprises

    Medical Examiner's Office defies stereotypes, holds surprises
    One in a series of occasional articles. Hearses enter the six-story building in West Baltimore through garage doors that snap open and shut quickly, to keep business discreet. Researchers who work across from the $43 million Forensic Medical Center...
  • Budget cuts and the politics of research

    Budget cuts and the politics of research
    Here's another reason the dysfunctional federal budget process is bad for Americans: besides hurting the economy and hitting us in the pocketbook, partisan feuding over budget cuts could undermine our health and even shorten our lives. That's because...
  • Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say

    Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say
    An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify Baltimore-area hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers...