Category: Baltimore Sun

Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with ‘bionic pancreas’

September 12th, 2014 in 2014, Baltimore Sun, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Edward Damiano, College of Engineering

As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just swimming, going on hikes and eating S’mores for two glorious weeks…

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“The results were good — much, much better than even we anticipated — and the kids seemed to have a great time.”

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Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students

March 27th, 2014 in 2014, Baltimore Sun, College of Engineering, James Collins, Newsmakers 0 comments

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James Collins, College of Engineering

With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world’s first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels and even beer…

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“This development enables new experiments on genome evolution and highlights our ever-expanding ability to modify and engineer DNA.”

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Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life

February 2nd, 2013 in 2013, Adam Naylor, Baltimore Sun, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

Tony Siragusa isn’t the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory…

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“Drew Brees was always good, but winning the Super Bowl made him amazing.”

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Will Ravens’ Flacco be hurt by Sports Illustrated cover?

January 17th, 2013 in 2013, Baltimore Sun, Mark Glickman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Mark Glickman, School of Public Health

The Baltimore Ravens proved last week that they could beat not just the Denver Broncos but the Las Vegas oddsmakers who had predicted their defeat…

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Arab ‘anger’ starts with flawed Islamic states

September 24th, 2012 in 2012, Baltimore Sun, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

In “Understanding Arab anger” (Sept. 19), Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, claims that “the deepest sources of anger against America … pertain to the presence of U.S. forces in the Middle East and to U.S. policy toward the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”…

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Sunday night TV is DVR overload

April 30th, 2012 in 2012, Baltimore Sun, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

With the arrival last week of HBO’s “VEEP,” it is official: Sunday night TV is out of control, but in a good way…

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