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Late horror maestro was Hopkins grad

File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Movie fans know Wes Craven as the auteur behind the “Scream” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” franchises and creator of the iconic, knife-fingered serial killer Freddy Krueger. But before he started generating nightmares for generations of horror film aficionados, ...

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Hopkins study says radon levels rose after fracking in Pa.

The increasing use of hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas in Pennsylvania over the past decade has been accompanied by an increase in levels of radon gas, according to a new study, but the study's leader says it's not clear that the drilling method, known as fracking, has caused the increased levels of the naturally-occurring radioactive gas, which has been shown to increase the risk of lung cancer. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health examined nearly 2 million radon measurements taken across Pennsylvania between 1987 and 2013, and compared the figures from before and after fracking began in 2005.

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Hopkins’ Brem wins award

Henry Brem, M.D., director of the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, has been named one of five doctors to receive a Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Award for Clinical Excellence. Brem, the Harvey Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery ...

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