University of Maryland, Baltimore County

UMBC is a leading public research university known for innovative teaching, relevant research across disciplines, and a supportive community that empowers and inspires inquisitive minds. UMBC serves 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and combines the learning opportunities of a liberal arts college with the creative intensity of a leading research university. At the same time, UMBC is one of the country’s most inclusive education communities. UMBC also contributes to Maryland through strong government and industry partnerships that advance K–16 education, entrepreneurship, workforce training, and technology commercialization.

Find us on:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Snapchat: @UMBClife

Links

Displaying 1 - 20 of 165 articles

An employee in Nantong, China, checks the production of chloroquine phosphate, an old drug for the treatment of malaria. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Could chloroquine treat coronavirus? 5 questions answered about a promising, problematic and unproven use for an antimalarial drug

A medicinal chemist addresses questions about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what it is, whether it is effective against COVID-19 and whether it can treat and/or prevent this disease.
Un homme montre comment mettre un masque facial et d'autres vêtements de protection lors d'une visite d'une clinique d'évaluation de la COVID-19 à Montréal, mardi le 10 mars. La Presse Canadienne/Graham Hughes

Prédire la propagation du coronavirus grâce à l’intelligence artificielle

La technologie d'apprentissage machine a été la première à sonner l'alarme au sujet du nouveau coronavirus. Son succès illustre la façon dont l'IA peut prévoir les épidémies.
Even identical twins have different fingerprints. El Greco/Shutterstock.com

How did I get my own unique set of fingerprints?

You've had your own personal set of fingerprints since before you were born, and they'll be with you throughout your whole life.
You leave bits of your personal data behind online, and companies are happy to trade in them. metamorworks/ iStock/Getty Images Plus

AI could constantly scan the internet for data privacy violations, a quicker, easier way to enforce compliance

Data privacy regulations are being adopted to protect internet users. Today, humans need to read those rules to ensure compliance. New research suggests machines could interpret them in real time.
A vape shop in New York City shows a line of flavorings on Jan. 2, 2020. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

E-cig flavors may be more than alluring; they could cause damage themselves

The FDA has banned flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to kids. But new research shows that the danger of flavors could go beyond their appeal to kids. The flavorings themselves could cause damage.
Phonics emphasizes the sounds letters and groups of letters make. Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com

There’s more than one good way to teach kids how to read

Two literacy scholars share their concerns about growing pressure on educators to emphasize phonics to teach reading. In their view, critiques of other methods often rest on a false premise.

Authors

More Authors