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1 hr ago | EurekAlert!

New network unites university health care research

Four major health institutions, including Penn State College of Medicine, have jointly received nearly $7 million to develop and expand a health data research network.

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Related Topix: Penn State College of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University Park, Temple University

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Academiaa s seamier side: Lying, cheating and fraud

The seamier side of academia, lying, cheating and occasionally stealing, this is the world revealed by a blog which, by all rights, should be dry and boring, like its name, "Retraction Watch."

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Related Topix: Journalism, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Anesthesiology, US Politics, US News

7 hrs ago | Daily Record

UMCP offers the most bang for your buck

Students at the University of Maryland, College Park get more bang for their buck than students at any other college in the state, according to Money magazine.

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Related Topix: Maryland, University of Maryland College Park

11 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Medical mistakes cost money and lives

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine conducted a landmark study, "To Err is Human," which reported that nearly 100,000 people die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Health Care Provider, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Atlantic

How Military Guns Make the Civilian Market

The U.S. Army plans to select a new standard-issue handgun. If history is a guide, similar pistols will soon start appearing at gun stores and crime scenes near you.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US Navy

Gazette.net

Budding engineers test their mettle in Rockville

Jared Wine, 17, of Gaithersburg attaches weights to a bridge made of spaghetti and glue that he helped design and build to test the structure's load-bearing strength during the annual contest Friday that marks the end of the monthlong Engineering Innovation summer camp for high school students at Johns Hopkins University in Rockville.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Education Etc.

Newswise

Cell's Recycling Center Implicated in Division Decisions

Most cells do not divide unless there is enough oxygen present to support their offspring, but certain cancer cells and other cell types circumvent this rule.

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Universe Today

NASA Spacecraft Is Now Buzzing Mercury 62 Miles Above The Surface

Look out below! NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is at its lowest altitude of any spacecraft above Mercury, and over the next couple of months it's going to get even lower above the planet.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

Toledo Blade

How to fight air pollution?

A study that Thomas Kensler and his team began at Johns Hopkins University and completed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that a molecule generated during broccoli consumption, and with higher concentrations found in broccoli-sprout tea, helps purge the body of air-pollution toxins, including carcinogenic benzene.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Possible Presidential Hopeful Will Speak In Virginia

A possible candidate for the Presidency will speak to a group of Virginia conservatives this fall.

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Related Topix: Virginia

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Chronicle.com

Sociologist and Dean Tries Her Hand at Being Top Academic Leader

"I feel like I'm joining a team with a halo on it," says Katherine Newman, who becomes provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this week.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, University of Wisconsin Madison

Sat Jul 26, 2014

News Max

Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare Puts Healthcare in 'Hands of Bureaucrats'

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson charged on Saturday that Obamacare has taken away Americans' right to make their own healthcare decisions with their physicians.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

'Family counts, and it counts for a great deal'

One of the most sobering facts from Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander's long, deep look at the lives of nearly 800 Baltimore children born in the 1970s was this: Only 4 percent of boys and girls from low-income families ended up with a college degree by the time they were 28; kids from a middle-class or affluent background did 10 times better, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Drugs

Gazette.net

Budding engineers test their mettle in Rockville

Jared Wine, 17, of Gaithersburg attaches weights to a bridge made of spaghetti and glue that he helped design and build to test the structure's load-bearing strength during the annual contest Friday that marks the end of the monthlong Engineering Innovation summer camp for high school students at Johns Hopkins University in Rockville.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Education Etc.

The Baltimore Sun

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier.

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Related Topix: Owings Mills, MD

Newswise

The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Announces the...

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - On behalf of its affiliate, the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation , the American Association of Neurological Surgeons is pleased to announce that the NREF has reached agreements with DePuy Synthes Spine and Medtronic who will provide funding in support of the foundation's post-residency, clinical fellowship ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Back Pain, Health, University, FL, Duke University, Rush University

The Brattleboro Reformer

Our Opinion: Medical mistakes cost money and lives

Back in 1999, the Institute of Medicine conducted a landmark study, "To Err is Human," which reported that nearly 100,000 people die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Health Care Provider, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

China Daily

The right time to study abroad

I arrived in the United States as a fresh college graduate from Nanjing University 14 years ago for higher studies, and ultimately completed my doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Washington University in St. Louis

Brunt named chief of minimally invasive surgery

L. Michael Brunt, MD, a nationally recognized laparoscopic surgeon, has been named chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Surgery, Health

Canada.com

Michael Pitt talks new movie I Origins

In I Origins, a Mike Cahill picture, Pitt portrays Ian Gray, a molecular biologist who discovers scientific evidence that might confirm spiritual beliefs in reincarnation.

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, World News, India,

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