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  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
  • 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...
  • Federal government struggles to unload surplus property

    Federal government struggles to unload surplus property
    Two years after the Obama administration relaunched an effort to get rid of surplus federal buildings, almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found. Red tape, lack of...
  • 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...
  • Taming the specter of dementia

     Taming the specter of dementia
    I don't know if you remember, but we have been panicking lately about predictions that an epidemic of dementia is waiting to sweep through an aging U.S. population, bankrupting families as well as the health care system. About 5.4 million Americans...
  • Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr.

    Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr.
    Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85. The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
  • Connect Towson Bike Beltway to nearby parks [Commentary]

    Connect Towson Bike Beltway to nearby parks [Commentary]
    The Eastern and Western Baltimore County Bike/Pedestrian Plan has recommended the development of on-road bike lanes and off-road shared-use path along Cromwell Bridge Road as a primary spoke off the new Towson Bike Beltway. This trail would connect...
  • 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)....
  • Dangers of football still give some Terps parents cause for concern

    Dangers of football still give some Terps parents cause for concern
    Six years ago ago, Janice Rowe and her husband shopped around and spent about $250 on a high-tech, air-cushioned, Riddell Revolution football helmet. It was pricey for a helmet at that time, but she considered it a bargain if it helped protect her son....
  • 'Drunk History' makes leap from web to Comedy Central

    'Drunk History' makes leap from web to Comedy Central
    Derek Waters says having Dave Grohl accept an invitation to appear on his new TV show was a dream come true. He also describes the idea of working alongside modern rock royalty as "petrifying." The Foo Fighters' lead singer had been a fan of Waters'...
  • Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins

    Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins
    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...
  • Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease

    Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease
    The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come. "You...