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Jun 20, 2013

Editorial: A lost generation of scientists

Those who think federal sequestration is little more than political theater might do well to take a closer look at the real and potentially long-lasting impacts it is having on the world of medical research.

Jun 13, 2013

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 court also approved for the first time the patenting of synthetic DNA, handing a victory […]

May 3, 2013

App lets amputees program their own bionic hands

PHILADELPHIA — Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands. Now, he’s got an app. Koger came to Philadelphia this week to demonstrate the i-limb ultra revolution, a prosthetic developed by the British firm Touch Bionics. Using a stylus […]

Apr 18, 2013

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.

Apr 16, 2013

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.

Mar 18, 2013

Lockheed develops desalination product

As it continues to diversify in the face of reduced defense spending, the Lockheed Martin Corp., of Bethesda, the world’s largest defense contractor, announced that it has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for Perforene, a molecular filtration material designed to meet the growing global demand for potable water. According […]

Feb 21, 2013

Corporate grants and awards

Lockheed Martin Corp., of Bethesda, has given $10,000 to Bowie State University to advance participation and performance of students in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

Feb 20, 2013

$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.

Jan 30, 2013

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 northern United States. The National Science Foundation has given the center’s Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg [&[...]

Oct 4, 2012

What lurks in what you eat

Do you think that some "organic" or "natural" labels are false advertising?

Sep 24, 2012

Bill Nye: Creation views threaten U.S. science

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The man known to a generation of Americans as “The Science Guy” is condemning efforts by some Christian groups to cast doubts on evolution and lawmakers who want to bring the Bible into science classrooms. Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer and star of the popular 1990s TV show “Bill Nye The Science […]

Sep 24, 2012

Hopkins gets $7.4M grant for math, science education

Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a $7.4 million grant to help boost science and math learning in Baltimore elementary schools. The grant was announced Monday by members of Maryland’s congressional delegation. The money will be awarded over a five-year period. It comes from the National Science Foundation. The STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools […]

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