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Medical Research

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  • 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...
  • Towson gynecologist surrenders medical license amid drug investigation

    Towson gynecologist surrenders medical license amid drug investigation
    Towson gynecologist Dr. John Yacoub surrendered his medical license to state regulators Wednesday as he faced allegations of improperly distributing prescription drugs. He was not accused of wrongdoing related to images of patients' genitals found on his...
  • UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer

    UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer
    Breast cancer kills when rogue tumor cells spread through the bloodstream, squeezing through microscopic gaps to inundate organs until they fail. But what if that spread could be prevented, the cells left free-floating to be crushed in capillaries or to...
  • Think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month fashions

    Designers have gone pink once again this October in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We've gathered some of the more fashionable items so you can look stylish while contributing to organizations that aim to increase awareness of the disease and...
  • New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis

    New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis
    One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping. Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
  • Towson gynecologist took photos with patients' consent, lawyers say

    Towson gynecologist took photos with patients' consent, lawyers say
    Graphic photos of female genitalia found on the cellphone of a Towson gynecologist were taken with patients' consent for medical and educational purposes, the doctor's lawyers said Monday. The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended Dr. John Yacoub's...
  • Hopkins wins $70 million NIH grant; UM left out

    Hopkins wins $70 million NIH grant; UM left out
    The Johns Hopkins University regained a five-year, $70 million federal grant designed to change how researchers pursue drug development and other medical treatments, but the University of Maryland, Baltimore lost its first bid for a similar grant, the...
  • Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics

    Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics
    If one sign of a happy relationship is that the partners rarely run out of things to talk about, then cancer researchers Stephen Baylin and Feyruz Rassool of Baltimore have been a blessed couple indeed. In the 13 years they've been married, they've...
  • WWE, Susan G. Komen foundation team up for second straight year

    WWE, Susan G. Komen foundation team up for second straight year
    For the second year in a row, WWE and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation have joined forces in October in support of breast cancer awareness. Much like many other sports and entertainment organizations in the month of October, WWE has made its...
  • Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say

    Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say
    Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues. The new enemy is their waistlines. Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
  • William C. Stanley, 56, cardiovascular physiologist

    William C. Stanley, 56, cardiovascular physiologist
    William C. Stanley, a cardiovascular physiologist who made connections around the world for his research and loved outdoor exercise, died Oct. 21 in Australia of a heart attack. He was 56. Dr. Stanley lived in Baltimore for about six years —...