| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The University of Kansas Medical Center is planning a $3 million project to study the role of exercise in preventing Alzheimer's disease.
The study will be funded by the National Institutes of Health. The medical center is looking for 100...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:00 AM
We have now reached the stage of bogus indignation in the government shutdown. The leading example is the ruthless exploitation by House Republicans of World War II veterans brought to the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall for a theatrical...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:49 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A noted California doctor is being called a hero after he performed an emergency life-saving tracheotomy on a community leader who was choking on a piece of meat.
Armed with just a pen and a pocket knife, Dr. Royce...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Beware of magical discoveries: They generally require careful use lest the magic wear off. Even the genie's lamp gave only three wishes.
Antibiotics, which at one point were viewed as miracle drugs providing cures for previously fatal illnesses, are...
| Oct 27, 2013
In today's world, brimful as it is with opinion and falsehoods masquerading as facts, you'd think the one place you can depend on for verifiable facts is science.
You'd be wrong. Many billions of dollars' worth of wrong.
A few years ago, scientists at...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:09 AM
The White House said Thursday that Sen. Dick Durbin’s account of a Republican insult of President Barack Obama was an inaccurate “misunderstanding,” and an opponent of the senator criticized him for including the “discredited...
| Oct 19, 2013
The federal government is back in business, but local university researchers -- whose work depends on federal funding, federal data or federal partners -- are still assessing the damage wrought by the 16-day partial shutdown.
Grant applications were...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The Johns Hopkins University regained a five-year, $70 million federal grant designed to change how researchers pursue drug development and other medical treatments, but the University of Maryland, Baltimore lost its first bid for a similar grant, the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:01 AM
One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping.
Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season.
With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
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...