Bipartisan Senate passes bill to boost technology industry, counter rivals
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China.
At Hopkins, science gets social
What’s a student to do if they’re interested in both science and the humanities? Johns Hopkins University thinks it has the answer.
3 win Nobel for super-zoom microscopes
Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.
Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case
Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.
UM center to focus on outer-space ‘junk’
The University of Maryland announced it has established the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research to address issues related to orbiting space “junk,” which scientists view as a significant threat to communications, defense and research satellites.
JHU, Morgan State launch joint internship program
Science is about building bridges — bridges that connect different disciplines, ideas and, often most importantly, people.
NASA turns to sci-fi to hook STEM students
To inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and astronauts, NASA is looking to literature.
Germantown-based Intrexon agrees to acquire Medistem
Intrexon Corp., of Germantown, a developer of synthetic biological products targeting health, food, energy and environmental industries, said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Diego-based Medistem Inc., a stem-cell company, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $26 million. Medistem is a developer of endometrial regenerative cells (ERCs), which are universal donor [&he[...]
Frederick group urges Md. to regulate biolabs
FREDERICK — A watchdog group in Frederick is urging state licensing and registration of laboratories that handle certain deadly pathogens. The Frederick News-Post reports that the Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee filed comments last week with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The state agency is accepting public comments through Saturday on its recent […]
UMB, MedImmune agree to collaborate
The University of Maryland, Baltimore and MedImmune Inc., of Gaithersburg, a subsidiary of British drug maker AstraZeneca PLC, announced they have entered into a five-year, $6 million agreement to work on novel bioscience research in Maryland.
Scientists say Chesapeake Bay’s health improving
The Chesapeake Bay’s health improved to a grade of C in 2012 and could indicate a reverse in a course of declining health, according to an assessment by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
Space research group plans headquarters in Md.
COLUMBIA — A non-profit organization that does research for the space program has acquired a building in Columbia for its national headquarters. The Universities Space Research Association said Wednesday that it has acquired a 90,000 square foot building in the Columbia Gateway area. The group has outgrown its current headquarters in Columbia, which it has […]