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Smaller low-oxygen levels predicted for Chesapeake

WASHINGTON — Researchers say low oxygen levels should affect smaller-than-average areas of the Chesapeake Bay this year. Scientists said Tuesday that they are expecting smaller-than-average hypoxic levels this year, meaning a smaller-than-average “dead zone” in the nation’s largest estuary. Hypoxic ...

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NIH to cut research grants, services due to sequestration

The National Institutes of Health will award about 700 fewer competitive research grants this year than last year and slash other services to deal with budget cuts mandated by sequestration, according to a report released Monday night by the federal medical research agency.

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Md.’s rankings for business climate all over the place

Maryland is No. 1 — or is it No. 7? On third thought, it might be 41st. Critics and champions of the Free State’s business climate and tax policy have plenty to argue about most days, and all-over-the-place business climate rankings do little to quell the conflict.

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Hopkins-led team studies ragweed pill

An international team of researchers, led by physician-scientists at Johns Hopkins, reports that a once-daily tablet containing a high dose of a key ragweed pollen protein effectively blocks the runny noses, sneezes, nasal congestion and itchy eyes experienced by ragweed allergy sufferers.

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UMES acquires farm for agricultural research

PRINCESS ANNE — Organic and sustainable farming are among the areas that will be studied at a 365-acre farm recently acquired by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for use as an agricultural research facility. Crop and livestock research and ...

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