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  • Emergent BioSolutions seeks to buy land from city for expansion

    Emergent BioSolutions seeks to buy land from city for expansion
    Emergent BioSolutions wants to exercise an option to buy 8 acres next to its East Baltimore manufacturing facility for an expansion that eventually could add up to 100 jobs, a company official said. The Rockville-based biotechnology company bought its...
  • UM medical school studying vaccine for deadly flu strain

    UM medical school studying vaccine for deadly flu strain
    Scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine are helping to test a vaccine to fight a lethal strain of bird flu that has killed 44 people in China. The H7N9 strain has not yet been found in the United States, but the medical school's...
  • Prostate cancer involves therapy options

    First of all, congratulations to Judy Berman on her recent article on prostate cancer ("My prostate cancer month," Sept. 16). She is correct that everybody recognizes the pink ribbons and what they represent, but few know the blue ribbon sign. As a...
  • Towson cancer survivor finally meets Michigan man who donated bone marrow

    Towson cancer survivor finally meets Michigan man who donated bone marrow
    On Sunday evening, three days after he arrived in Maryland, Lucas Townsend finally got to sit down with the woman whose life he had become entwined with forever. Townsend, a 22-year-old outdoor enthusiast from Michigan, had helped rid Karen Kruger, of...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Dog flu is going around

    Ask the Pet Expert | Dog flu is going around
    I'm hearing that a dog flu is going around. What symptoms should I look for, and when should I take my pet to the vet if he's sick? There was an increase in the number of cases of dog flu, or canine influenza, in Montgomery County in August. This is a...
  • Harford library board approves Sunday hours for Jarrettsville branch

    Harford library board approves Sunday hours for Jarrettsville branch
    Sunday hours were established last week for the Jarrettsville branch, making it the fourth library branch in the county to have Sunday hours. Board members voted on the Sunday hours, which were announced during the budget season in the spring, during...
  • Battle against sickle cell disease has local roots [Ellicott City]

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sickle cell disease affects an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Americans. It is most prevalent in people with ancestors from Africa, South or Central America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean countries,...
  • O.J. Brigance celebrates 44th birthday in event at Pimlico Race Course

    O.J. Brigance celebrates 44th birthday in event at Pimlico Race Course
    Six years ago, Ravens senior adviser to player development and former linebacker O.J. Brigance was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. And Brigance celebrated his 44th birthday Tuesday night at Pimlico Race Course in a Southwest-themed party...
  • Healthy Harford urges residents to live healthy

    Harford County residents can get on the path to healthy living Saturday while participating in Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations and health screenings during the second annual Healthy Harford Day at the Bel Air Farmers Market. The free event, hosted...
  • Mother's suicide leads documentarian to make candid film (Hudson's Corner)

    When I returned to my childhood home, I discovered 300 family Civil War letters. I have transcribed them, but nothing more. Not so Kathy Leichter. The Cornell graduate and daughter of former New York State senator Franz Leichter left Pittsburgh's public...
  • National Institute on Aging research studies deserve attention [Senior Circles]

    Summer is officially over. Thoughts of summers past came to the forefront while on vacation in Ocean City, during the changeover from summer to fall. While sitting with my husband on the boardwalk one evening, watching all the people go by, I wondered...
  • Fully fund NIH [Commentary]

    Fully fund NIH [Commentary]
    As someone who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008, I have taken advantage of the incredible research studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and I'm thankful...