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Saturday | Star Tribune

Talking Volumes authors for 2014 include Richard Ford, Azar Nafisi

The 2014 Talking Volumes lineup includes literary heavy hitters in a rich variety of topic areas, from the history of God to the role of literature in a democracy.


Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Entertainment

Saturday | Daily Camera

Boulder researchers' anticipation builds on looming date with Pluto

An artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Science Daily

Pressure cell for reproducing deep-Earth chemistry

A new pressure cell makes it possible to simulate chemical reactions deep in the Earth's crust.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Nuclear Energy


Students developing an injectable foam to treat battlefield wounds

When a soldier is wounded on an extremity such as an arm or leg, applying a bandage and/or tourniquet to stop the bleeding is typically a fairly straight-ahead process.


Related Topix: Gadgets


Opinion: Urban poverty, in black and white

Discoveries revealed from a 25-year study in Baltimore may hold truths for other urban areas, such as the South Bronx.


Related Topix: African-American, Drugs, Opinion

WTOP-FM Washington

Johns Hopkins researchers discover designer insecticide

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say they have found a new way to target insects in an environmentally safe way.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Baltimore Jewish Times

Baltimore Remembers the Lubavitcher Rebbe

More than 600 people showed up at Johns Hopkins University's Shriver Hall last week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.


Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'

Francois Furstenberg, an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, reads from his new book, "When the United States Spoke French," on July 15 at the Ivy Bookshop.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, United States of America Travel, Entertainment

PhysOrg Weblog

A vaccine may cause pancreatic cancer to respond to immunotherapy

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas do not typically respond to immunotherapy, which limits treatment options for this cancer.


Related Topix: Immunology, Biology, Science, Medicine, Cyclophosphamide (generic), Cytoxan

The One Percent: The Corporatizion of American Higher Education

Co-authors Andrew Erwin and Marjorie Wood discovered student debt and low-wage faculty labor rose faster at state schools with the highest paid presidents than the national average.



Tech Council of Maryland Opens New Office in Baltimore

The Tech Council of Maryland , Maryland's largest technology trade association for life science and technology, today announced that it has opened a new satellite office at the University of Maryland BioPark in Baltimore.


Related Topix: Baltimore, MD

Business Journal

Johns Hopkins to receive $6.4 million for dementia initiative

Johns Hopkins University is expected to receive almost $6.4 million from the federal health department for a support program for people with dementia.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race

Republican Larry Hogan will be the first candidate in two decades to mount a statewide general election bid using taxpayer donations.


Related Topix: US News, University of Maryland Baltimore County


Are America's biggest alcohol brands targeting the country's underage youth?

Underage drinkers -- those between the ages of 18 and 20, most specifically -- are more heavily exposed to printed alcohol advertisements than any other age group, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Drink, Vodka, Liquor


Sociology: Shedding the shame

Throughout history, in almost every culture, epilepsy has been viewed as something to be feared, avoided and concealed.


Related Topix: Babylon, NY, North Babylon, NY, Medicine, Neurology, University of Rochester

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Like All Animals, We Need Stress. Just Not Too Much

Ask somebody about stress, and you're likely to hear an outpouring about all the bad things that cause it - and the bad things that result.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, The Rockefeller University

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Surgical Products

MIS Underused Despite Lower Complication Rates

Hospitals across the country vary substantially in their use of minimally invasive surgery, even when evidence shows that for most patients, minimally invasive surgery is superior to open surgery, a new study shows.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery

Medical Daily

Laparoscopic Surgery Use May Be 'One Of The Greatest Disparities ...

In the United States, surgical complications cost an average of $25 billion a year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Appendicitis, Health

WABC-AM New York

Underage Drinkers More Affected by Ads from Popular Brands

A new study from Johns Hopkins University found that advertising done by top alcohol brands may be drawing in consumers below the legal drinking age.


The Baltimore Sun

Young Vic at a crossroads as its audiences skew older

Mino, 29, and Andrews, 23, were rehearsing their "love duet" last week as Casilda and Luiz in "The Gondoliers," this year's Gilbert and Sullivan operetta being staged by the Young Victorian Theatre Company and opening July 12 at Roland Park Country School.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Theater, Arts, Folk, Steve Goodman