A biomedical engineer's search for the roots of lethal electrical tornadoes that overwhelm the heart.
On a warm spring day last year, David Weisman left work mid-afternoon to take to the sky above an open field in suburban Washington. ¶ A lifelong model airplane enthusiast, Mr. Weisman, 76, had stowed his planes in his trunk that morning and after work headed out alone to the nearby field. The next time he was seen, long after midnight, he was lying dead on the ground not far from his car, with the airplane controller in-hand and a plane beside him. Read more >
It is being called "transformative," a scholar magnet that will foster a new era of research—and, in the down-to-earth words of one Foggy Bottom resident, "a more than fair trade for a parking garage."
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The end of the Cold War concluded one of the most dangerous periods in U.S. history. But now, only a couple of decades later, international relations theorists and policymakers worry that China's rise could lead to an equally dangerous, or possibly more dangerous, competition between superpowers. Read more >
W hen the university announced last year the establishment of an Institute for Neuroscience, founding director Anthony-Samuel LaMantia saw an opportunity to foster a community of neuroscientists and boost the caliber of neuroscience research on campus. Read more >
The spell of restless nights had fallen, like clockwork, upon Ferid Murad during the early days of October 1998. ¶ It had been this way each October for a couple of years, ever since the murmurs began that his name was on the lips of his peers at such an auspicious point on the calendar.
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