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  • Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support

    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support
    Last year, I interviewed both Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS, and Dr. Alfred Sommer, whose work on vitamin A deficiency is credited with saving millions of lives around the world. Without prompting, both men expressed...
  • Best-selling novel led scientist to Ebola-related research

    University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Yoshi Kawaoka was researching influenza viruses that were killing chickens in the mid '90s when he picked up a new bestseller, "The Hot Zone." Richard Preston's 1994 novel dealt with the genesis of viral...
  • Soil bacteria may provide clues to curbing antibiotic resistance

    Source: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. whatdoctorsknow.com ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Researchers have found evidence that soil bacteria don't share drug-resistance genes as often as infectious bacteria. The implications could be...
  • 50 Women to Watch 2014

    50 Women to Watch 2014
    The Baltimore Sun canvassed readers, sources and leaders to determine the area’s most intriguing movers and shakers of 2014. Here's our list: Keshia M. Pollack 35, associate professor of health and policy and management at Johns Hopkins...
  • Lab technician: Intense but fulfilling job

    Denisa Mateev said her job as a hospital laboratory associate can be rewarding -- and intense. "There's no room for error, as we deal with something most precious: human life," she said. "So when you come into work, you don't just give 100 percent, but...
  • Lehigh University names new president

    Lehigh University names new president
    Lehigh University has a new leader. John D. Simon, executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia, will become Lehigh's 14th president July 1, the school announced Friday in a news release. Simon is an internationally renowned...
  • Scientists must work with facts and question status quo

    DALLAS Unknowns are scary and our repertoire on Ebola is far from complete. Viruses can mutate and outwit us. But some things we do know: The average incubation period for Ebola is eight to 10 days, the longest incubation period is 21 days, and patients...
  • Sidewinder snake helps engineers design a better robot [VIDEO]

    Sidewinder snake helps engineers design a better robot [VIDEO]
    If a future Mars rover plans to climb up something steep, it might have to look something like a sidewinder snake. These rattlesnakes have an unusual way of moving across sandy surfaces, and engineers have been trying to replicate it. If they succeed,...
  • Consumer Reports: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day

    Breakfast eaters tend to have better diets overall, consuming more fruit, vegetables, milk and whole grains than non-breakfast eaters, according to Consumer Reports. And because the time between dinner and the next morning's meal is the longest your body...
  • Anthony Orlando: Economic recovery hasn't reached most Americans

    Can you believe that we're still in a recession? It's been seven years since the Great Recession started, and for most Americans, it never ended. I know, that's not what you've heard in the news. GDP increased at an annual rate of 4.6 percent last...
  • Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]

    Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]
    The recent death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the 42-year-old who traveled to Dallas from disease-ravaged Liberia while infected with the Ebola virus, along with the confirmed infection of two of Duncan's nurses, has created widespread concern that an...