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  • Hopkins team explores the dark side of light

    Hopkins team explores the dark side of light
    Scientists who study sleep understand that light has a dark side, because it can interrupt natural rhythms, causing the mood and learning problems that go with lack of rest. Johns Hopkins University researchers have taken the understanding a step...
  • Maybe give sanity a try

    It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity. Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
  • Intellectual dishonesty at the heart of abortion law

    Intellectual dishonesty at the heart of abortion law
    It is long past time to question the appalling intellectual dishonesty that has led us to kill 55 million children through abortion in the past 40 years. We must, as a matter of justice, find better solutions to difficult pregnancies. Civilized...
  • In Carroll, Outdoor School's 'cultural tradition' may face budget reality

    In Carroll, Outdoor School's 'cultural tradition' may face budget reality
    Sixth-graders from West Middle School in Carroll County scoured the Bear Branch stream one recent morning in search of aquatic life in the dead of winter. Nathan Grella said the contents of his bucket did not appear promising. "We just got leaves and...
  • Autism doctor: My therapy is unconventional, but it works

    Autism doctor: My therapy is unconventional, but it works
    If there's a single statement that everyone who works in the field of autism can agree on, it's that there is so much that we still don't know. Medical professionals can't even definitively say why more children are being diagnosed as having autism or...
  • Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden explains the biology of pleasure

    Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden explains the biology of pleasure
    Not all addictions live up to their advance press. In the past decade, it's become common to casually and humorously describe a favorite activity in the parlance of chemical dependency. People speak of being "addicted" to chocolate or high-fat foods,...
  • Getting educated on GMOs

    Getting educated on GMOs
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
  • Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans

    Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans
    Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....
  • Michael K. Williams builds his own TV empire

    Michael K. Williams builds his own TV empire
    Michael Kenneth Williams is feeling lucky these days. The 44-year-old performer known to fans of HBO's "The Wire" as fearless stickup man Omar Little says there is nothing he's wanted more since the Baltimore-based drama ended than to "just...
  • Number of young striped bass in Chesapeake Bay spikes

    Number of young striped bass in Chesapeake Bay spikes
    After several years of discouraging results, Maryland fisheries officials say the number of juvenile striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay this summer was the fourth highest in the 58-year history of their annual census. The abundance of palm-sized newborns...
  • Invasive snakehead found in river near Annapolis

    Invasive snakehead found in river near Annapolis
    A mature, egg-bearing northern snakehead has been discovered by scientists in a river just south of Annapolis, raising the possibility that low salinity in the Chesapeake Bay this year may have allowed the invasive fish to escape from the Potomac River....
  • Saul Roseman, chairman of Hopkins biology department, dies

    Saul Roseman, chairman of Hopkins biology department, dies
    Saul Roseman, the retired chairman of the Johns Hopkins University's department of biology, whose scientific research included a discovery that corrected the work of two Nobel laureates, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home. He was 90 and...