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Supreme Court says isolated human genes cannot be patented

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously threw out attempts to patent human genes, siding with advocates who say the multibillion-dollar biotechnology industry should not have exclusive control over genetic information found inside the human body. But the high ...

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Hopkins sickle cell research lauded

Pioneering research led by Johns Hopkins scientists on the use of partially matched bone marrow transplants to wipe out hereditary sickle cell disease has been selected as one of the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements of 2012 by the Clinical Research Forum.

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Young Md. company awarded SBIR grant

Remedium Technologies Inc., of College Park, a startup company founded by University of Maryland graduates, has been awarded a $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to test Hemogrip Foam, the company's sprayable foam to rapidly stop traumatic bleeding.

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$4.7 million headed to Maryland professors for research

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships program has awarded $4.7 million to university researchers across the state to support their collaborations with 16 Maryland companies that are developing technology products.

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University of Md. mapping tree DNA in climate-change study

FROSTBURG — The University of Maryland is seeking volunteers for a coast-to-coast study of trees and climate change. The university’s Center for Environmental Science said Wednesday that the volunteers will monitor seasonal changes in poplar and aspen trees across the ...

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