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A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

The most precise and most invasive way uses implants that are stuck in the gray matter.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

A silent killer

Nepal's health sector has many problems, including the shortage of doctors, diagnostic equipment and facilities, and medicine, which most people know about.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nepal, World News, Asia, Train Disaster

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Johns Hopkins expert weighs in on ISIS

According to a local expert, the terrorist group ISIS is a rag-tag bunch of fanatical fighters who have access to millions of dollars.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis

The Baltimore Sun

Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

As the flesh-eating Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Study: TSA scanners easily tricked to miss weaponsStudy: TSA scanners ...

Researchers found the scanners could be duped simply by placing a weapon off to the side of the body or encasing it under a plastic shield.


Related Topix: US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), UC San Diego, Michigan, Science, Computer Science, Travel

Life-threatening, infectious bacteria develop resistance to antiseptic used in hospital baths

An interventional measure that some hospitals have put in place to combat the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs" is actually causing more of them to emerge, suggests a new study published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology .


The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Johns Hopkins' Dean Emerita Talks Future Of Nursing

On Thursday, Martha N. Hill, dean emerita of Johns Hopkins University and professor of nursing, medicine and public health expounded on this salience at Chautauqua Institution's latest lecture series - "Health Care: From Bench to Bedside."


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine


New N. Korean rocket launch site near...

North Korea will be able to test longer-range rockets at its new launch site before the end of this year, a US think-tank has said.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Kim Jong Un, Weather,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Hopkins criticized for using pigs to teach future doctors

Using pigs as part of training for future doctors is unnecessary and unethical, according to a nonprofit health and animal rights group that staged a protest Thursday of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of four around the nation that still uses animals in training.


Related Topix: Medicine, Animal Rights, Columbia University, University of Mississippi

Health News Digest

Some Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Affect More Than Their Targets

Researchers have discovered that three commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, alter the activity of enzymes within cell membranes.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Arthritis


Body scanner's problem: Fails to detect guns

Hovav Shacham of the University of California in San Diego and other researchers in a joint study discovered that guns can be concealed from the Rapiscan.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

New principal for Mount Washington School

Ashley Cook-Plymouth remembers using her family's shed as a fantasy schoolhouse when she was a child in northern Virginia.


Related Topix: Virginia, Education

Wireless Design & Development

Researchers Find Security Flaws in Backscatter X-Ray Scanners

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013.


Related Topix: UC San Diego


Memories Of Errors Foster Faster Learning, Johns Hopkins University Study

Memories Of Errors Foster Faster Learning Using a deceptively simple set of experiments, researchers at Johns Hopkins have learned why people learn an identical or similar task faster the second, third and subsequent time around.



Network Biology in Medicine and Beyond [Computational and Systems Biology]

From the Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD ; the Department of Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD ; and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Arlington .


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Baltimore, MD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Molecular Biology

Medical News Today

'Diseases of synapses' demo'd in a dish

Researchers have long suspected that major mental disorders are genetically-rooted diseases of synapses - the connections between neurons.


Related Topix: Health

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Sickle Cell Trait and Incident Ischemic Stroke in the Atherosclerosis ...

From the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD ; and School of Public Health, Human Genetics Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston .


Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Crofs Blogs

Malaria: Historic campaign delivers mosquito nets to every household across Uganda

I'm taking the death of Dr. Adadevoh very badly, but this is a scrap of consolation.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Medicine, Malaria, Health


Schizophrenia in a Dish: UCSB Plays Role in Revealing How Illness-Linked Genetics Affect Neurons

Sequencing facility assistant director and Ph.D. candidate Elmer Guzman stands with co-author Matthew Lalli in front of the RNA sequencer used in the study.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science, UC Santa Barbara

Hellenic News of America

2011 Corridor Person of the Year voting for Aris Melissaratos,

I just voted for Aris Melissaratos for the Corridor Inc's Person of the Year. Aris has served a broad spectrum of people and initiatives from economic development to charitable fundraising and from education to community development.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology