Through the grant from the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, university researchers will develop tools to detect the mosquito-borne disease in people who do not have symptoms in order to better target malaria interventions.
A United Nations panel recently released a series of disastrous policy recommendations designed to increase access to medicines in developing countries. The panel ignored obvious solutions to help the one in three people in developing nations who lack regular access to medicines.
Even though Zika virus is unlikely to be spread by mosquitoes in Maryland, its arrival here this month is a wake-up call to restore our strength in public health — something we were much better at in the last century.
When she graduated from college in 1959 with a degree in biology, Diane Winn, now a Charlestown senior living community resident, had no way of knowing that she would spend the next 50 years of her life traveling between the United States and Ghana working to develop and sell an affordable, effective treatment for malaria.
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank liked Friday's winner of the nationwide entrepreneur competition he runs with the University of Maryland so much, he offered the graduate student $25,000 in exchange for a stake in his company.
With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who have spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, an advancement that could help production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels and even beer.
Dr. Richard Harold Morrow Jr., a physician and Johns Hopkins public health official and who had worked in Ghana and Uganda, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 17 at his home in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County. He was 81.
Dr. Reubin Andres, a retired gerontologist who challenged commonly circulated height-weight tables for the elderly and conducted diabetes research, died of heart disease complications Sept. 23 at his Lake Roland area home. He was 89.