Tag: el nino

Thanks to “Super El Nino,” Baltimore Can Expect a Mild Winter



We’re in the middle of another one of those El Nino events, and according to some meterological predictions, this one might just be the strongest on record. So what exactly does that mean for Baltimore weather?

This Week in Research: Huntington’s Disease in a Dish; El Nino!


Huntington’s is one of those diseases that keeps medical students up at night:  the fatal inherited disorder sets in during middle age, and affects patients with muscle twitches and general anger/anxiety progressing to loss of muscle control, dementia, and death. There’s no cure, and not even any treatments to slow its progression — which is why the news that Johns Hopkins researchers have managed to use stem cells to generate “Huntington’s disease in a dish” is all the more important.