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Growth industry

Sky-high garden keeper

July 24, 2015 11:10:00 am
Mehr Pastakia, an MBA student at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is principal owner of Pratum Greenroofs LLC. In less than three years, Pratum has landed contracts with several prominent Mid-Atlantic property developers and management firms to repair and/or maintain green roofs at sites in Maryland and Washington, D.C. "You can design them in a way where it's an amenity," Pastakia says. "You can host events on a green roof, like a wedding, and they can be a revenue driver. What's not to like about a beautiful garden?"
He oversaw Johns Hopkins research that led to first successful in vitro fertilization of human egg

Blood reprogrammed

Summer 2015
Editing genes to fix red blood cells could be a game-changer for patients in need of transfusions / Johns Hopkins Magazine

PoopMD app works

July 31, 2015 11:41:00 am
Small study affirms accuracy of free app that checks for signs of liver disease in newborns / Hopkins Medicine
Fresh idea

To market, to market

July 29, 2015 9:40:00 am
JHU doctoral students win Abell Foundation award for proposal to use surplus food to help address Baltimore's 'food deserts'