Category: Baltimore Sun

Johns Hopkins researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Baltimore Sun quoting Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading…” Expert quote: “This paper gives you a very specific target to design […]

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

Baltimore Sun 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… Expert quote: “The results were good — much, much better than even we anticipated […]

Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students

The Baltimore Sun 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… Expert quote: “This development enables new experiments on […]

Arab ‘anger’ starts with flawed Islamic states

Baltimore Sun 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 […]