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  • Yale's Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity Moving To UConn

    Yale's Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity Moving To UConn
    EAST HARTFORD — Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity announced plans Friday to join the University of Connecticut in January, as part of a new partnership. Marlene Schwartz, director of the Rudd Center, said that when she read UConn's...
  • First UK volunteer gets experimental GSK Ebola shot in trial

    LONDON (Reuters) - The first volunteer in a fast-tracked British safety trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline received the injection on Wednesday, trial organizers said. The candidate Ebola vaccine, which GSK co-developed with...
  • Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing

    Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing
    Americans may have stopped putting on pounds, but their waistlines are still expanding, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average waist circumference of U.S. adults has increased by about 3% since the...
  • Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state

    Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state
    Hiring by Maryland's largest employer — the federal government — has fallen by more than 40 percent nationally over four years, and the state's job market is feeling the pain. Years of tightening budgets have brought federal hiring to the...
  • Philip Filner, molecular biologist

    Philip Filner, molecular biologist
    Philip Filner, a retired molecular biologist and community activist who helped preserve a wooded and wetland tract in Owings Mills, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 6 at his Lutherville home. He was 75. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Samuel...
  • Medical research rarely uses female test subjects

    Medical research rarely uses female test subjects
    Women and men often react differently to illness and treatment, yet surgical researchers rarely use female animals or cells in their published studies — to the detriment of patients, a Northwestern University professor has concluded. Dr. Melina R....
  • Teen Miata enthusiast and friend of Autoblog passes away

     
    Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Etc., Mazda When Thomas' illness made it impossible for him to drive, he relied on friends to do it for him. Attending the reveal of the 2016 MX-5 Miata and the subsequent 25th anniversary celebration at Mazda...
  • Comedy event helps a serious cause

    Supporters of scleroderma patients packed the house and helped raise more than $153,000 at the recent Laugh Out Loud for Scleroderma benefit for the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation. The event, staged at the Seminole Hard Rock...
  • National Hemophilia registry a window onto bleeding disorders and other genetic ailments

    It's a relatively rare disease affecting about 1 in 5,000 males but hemophilia is in the front wave of fighting gene-based disorders with some of the newest tools in medicine: genetic testing, personalized medicine and big data. Right now a registry is...
  • A personal stake in the Alzheimer's Act

    As the U.S. Senate returns to session, they must consider and pass Senate Bill 2192 Alzheimer’s Accountability Act. This Act would fund National Institutes of Health scientists' research to discover methods to treat, cure and prevent this disease. ...
  • Ice bucket challenge heats up ALS donations

    Ice bucket challenge heats up ALS donations
    The ice bucket challenge has helped the local Les Turner ALS Foundation raise $550,000 more in recent weeks than it did during the same period last year — a nearly 600 percent increase in donations over the first three weeks of August. But that...