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  • Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is...
  • Why don't we have an Ebola 'czar,' Sen. McCain? Because of the NRA

    Why don't we have an Ebola 'czar,' Sen. McCain? Because of the NRA
    Donning the mantle of the nation's scaremonger-in-chief, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared Sunday morning on CNN to weigh in on the latest Ebola news. The nugget he and host Candy Crowley were chewing over was that a healthcare worker who had been...
  • Real estate agent pens book with proceeds going to breast cancer research

    Real estate agent pens book with proceeds going to breast cancer research
    After 13 years of experience in Maryland real estate, David Orso decided to use his skills to better equip those entering the housing market by writing a book. That this effort would also become a way to pay tribute to his wife was a heartbreaking...
  • Little known disorder underscores education needs [Commentary]

    Little known disorder underscores education needs [Commentary]
    The mother's story was one that I have heard many times over the past few months, with some variation in detail. Her child, an A and B student with many friends and outside interests, had awoken one morning and refused to go to school. In the following...
  • BRAIN initiative is underway, funding new ways to map cells, circuits

    BRAIN initiative is underway, funding new ways to map cells, circuits
    Scientists will aim to capture the workings of the human brain in comprehensive recordings, to watch the brain while in motion and to reimagine the world's most complex biological organism as a buzzing network of interlocking circuits with the award of...
  • 'Pretty women' gather for cancer fundraiser

    'Pretty women' gather for cancer fundraiser
    Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah will host, "Pretty Women Celebrate the Ta-Tas," an "A.R.T. ExpoZay" luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton to raise funds for cancer awareness, research and treatment....
  • The art of biology, seen through the eyes of scientists

    The art of biology, seen through the eyes of scientists
    A great deal of biology research isn’t visible to the naked eye. But that doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. Don’t agree? Check out the winners of this year’s BioArt competition. BioArt is an annual contest run by the...
  • Phelps' arrest can open door to conversations with teens

    Phelps' arrest can open door to conversations with teens
    It was a decade ago that Michael Phelps visited several local high schools to warn students against underage drinking in the aftermath of his first drunken-driving charge. Now the most decorated Olympian ever faces drunken-driving charges again, is...
  • No Coverup At Trinity: Tapsall Discards Wig, Inspires Others

    No Coverup At Trinity: Tapsall Discards Wig, Inspires Others
    Athletes often take off their gloves, their pads, their caps before they start an interview. Liv Tapsall takes a seat on the bench at the Trinity field hockey field and takes off her blonde wig. She plays bald. "We did this exercise in preseason where...
  • Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data

    Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data
    Calling the world's wealth of health data a formidable "engine of discovery," the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded $32 million in grants in a bid to make huge biomedical data sets accessible to researchers the world over. NIH Director...
  • UM center launches human trials of Ebola vaccine in Mali

    UM center launches human trials of Ebola vaccine in Mali
    Forty health care workers in Mali are receiving a vaccine that could guard against the Ebola virus as a University of Maryland School of Medicine center launches the first human trials of the experimental vaccine. One person received the vaccine...