| Jul 15, 2013
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:27 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Sharon Johnson is not a physician or scientific researcher. She has never been trained as a nurse. Her most recent prior occupation was as office manager in a dental practice.
Yet colleagues say she's a bundle of compassion, a quick study and a genius at...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:12 AM
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.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Henrietta Lacks had no control when doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital used her cells 62 years ago in research that led to groundbreaking medical advances. But now her descendants will.
The National Institutes of Health said Wednesday that it had reached...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Former Ravens reserve quarterback Cullen Finnerty died from pneumonia triggered by swallowing his own vomit, according to an autopsy report published today by the Associated Press.
Finnerty was also diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Henrietta Lacks was an African-American mother of five living in Baltimore County's Turner Station when she died, unheralded, of cervical cancer at the age of 31. Yet the malignant cells that killed her, which were taken from a cervical tissue sample...