| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Dr. Henry V. "Harry" Chase, a retired internist who served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War, died June 9 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Somerford Place, a Frederick assisted-living facility. He was 90.
The son of Harry...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Researchers hailed the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that bans the patenting of human DNA, saying it would expand access to genetic testing for disease at lower cost to patients.
In a unanimous decision, the justices said Myriad Genetics did not have...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Many Americans would be surprised to learn that chimpanzees are still being used in biomedical research and that millions of other animals are utilized in consumer product and toxicity testing. Others may find a sense of security in knowing that this...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts.
The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:51 AM
A Johns Hopkins brain scientist is finding a neurological basis for a notion that many people believe intuitively — that music is as much a form of language as Spanish or French.
Charles Limb is one of just a handful of researchers worldwide...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:32 PM
General Services Administration officials said Wednesday they had received nearly three dozen responses to a request for ideas about a new FBI headquarters, a potentially lucrative development that Maryland leaders hope to land in Prince George's County....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Federal health officials warned this week that the nation's hospitals and nursing homes are increasingly at risk from deadly new strains of drug-resistant bacteria that can't be treated with even the strongest antibiotics. So far, the infections have been...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:25 AM
As the economy continues to flounder, many cities are looking for ways to replicate Silicon Valley's financial success. When seeking to catch the magic of those biggest successes — Apple, Google and Facebook — the word "innovation" gets thrown...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:22 PM
A large section of brick facade fell off a National Institutes of Health research facility on the Southeast Baltimore campus of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, reviving concerns about a building that opened two years late because of other problems....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October.
But he acknowledged that achieving a...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The round of applause made 10-month-old Tafsir Islam cry in the arms of his aunt, Sanjida Islam, but they could have been tears of joy. Just seconds before, his parents had won the opportunity to purchase a new three-bedroom townhouse at a below market...