Three and a half decades after Michael Hanna Jr. began exploring the concept of using the body's own immune system to fight cancer, the idea is driving Baltimore's latest biotechnology promise.
Sheets of ice up to a foot thick in the Chesapeake Bay have beached small boats and fishermen, hampered operations at the port of Baltimore and kept one Coast Guard cutter busy tending to stranded islanders for more than a week amid the worst freeze in decades.
Frigid air returns Friday, with temperatures in the 20s throughout the day bringing slick conditions after sun and temperatures in the mid-30s brought some melting Thursday.
The National Weather Service reported 1-3 inches of snow around the Baltimore area Thursday morning, with the highest totals in Anne Arundel County.
Air temperatures are forecast to rise above freezing Wednesday afternoon, but wind chills are expected to make it feel 5-10 degrees colder.
A biotechnology company developing a cancer vaccine announced Tuesday that it has moved its headquarters to Fells Point from Frederick, bolstering Baltimore's efforts to become a hub for such firms.
A storm likely to drop a couple of inches of snow across North Carolina could bring some light flakes to Maryland on Thursday, and forecasters are also eyeing a possible rain/snow mix around Baltimore on Sunday.
MedImmune has tapped the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help it develop and produce biopharmaceuticals, the latest in a string of partnerships the Gaithersburg drug research firm has announced with the federal government.