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  • Rockville biotech MaxCyte to work with Hopkins on cancer immunotherapy research

    Rockville biotech MaxCyte to work with Hopkins on cancer immunotherapy research
    Rockville biotechnology company MaxCyte Inc. announced Tuesday it is collaborating with Johns Hopkins University researchers to explore a way to use the immune system to fight cancer. The scientists are developing a therapy tool known as Chimeric...
  • Superior Nut & Candy Co. recalls pine nuts for possible salmonella contamination

    Superior Nut & Candy Co. recalls pine nuts for possible salmonella contamination
    Superior Nut & Candy Co. Inc. is recalling 4-ounce packages of pine nuts because they could be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and other with...
  • Scope maker warned Europe about contamination 2 years before L.A. infections

    Scope maker warned Europe about contamination 2 years before L.A. infections
    Nearly two years before superbug outbreaks hit UCLA and Cedars-Sinai medical centers, the maker of the scopes involved was already warning hospitals in Europe about the risk of such patient infections. But no alerts were sounded in the U.S. by Olympus...
  • Big pharma should support the NIH

    Big pharma should support the NIH
    Recently at a reception, one of my faculty colleagues at Johns Hopkins expressed concern about her academic future. The pay line for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants in her field was 7 percent; that means that she has to spend two or three weeks...
  • Atlanta sperm bank sued after donor details emerge

    Atlanta sperm bank sued after donor details emerge
    He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child. Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave...
  • Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts

    Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts
    The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says. The percentage of American high...
  • Abortion restrictions relying on 'junk science,' rights advocates say

    In Montana, the Legislature has approved and sent to the governor a bill that would require a fetus to be anesthetized before an abortion is performed so it would not feel pain. In Arizona and Arkansas, doctors are now required to tell women that drug-...
  • Virginia's Fresh Spot campaign targets access to healthy foods

     Virginia's Fresh Spot campaign targets access to healthy foods
    More than one in four Virginians have difficulty finding fresh fruits and vegetables to purchase in their communities, according to results of a Fresh Spot survey released by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth on Monday. The results of 2,700...
  • Too many chins? FDA clears a treatment for that

    Too many chins? FDA clears a treatment for that
    It's not life-threatening, but as many as 7 in 10 Americans say they're bedeviled by double chin, a condition for which the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new treatment: an injectable substance called deoxycholic acid, to be marketed...
  • Rise in vaping a concern [Editorial]

    Last week's report showing a jump in the number of teens using electronic cigarettes should set off alarm bells to parents, even as the report also highlighted major declines in teen smoking. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reported...
  • These doctors are trying to turn the tide against 'quack' Dr. Oz

    These doctors are trying to turn the tide against 'quack' Dr. Oz
    Physicians are finally speaking out against Dr. Mehmet Oz and the "quack treatments and cures" he promotes to the huge audience of his television show. Led by Henry I. Miller, a physician, former Food and Drug Administration official, and fellow at...