| Sep 18, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Seeking to bring attention to one of football’s most pressing health issues, the Ravens and MedStar Sports Medicine announced an effort today to raise awareness about concussions.
The Ravens pledged $125,000 over five years to the cause, which will...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Peter Marvit never missed rehearsal with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and this week he showed up wearing one of his trademark ties — short, fat, and brightly colored. After the three-hour practice concluded with "Carol of the Angels," director...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Frequently, it has been observed by those who study the social sciences that while advances in medicine have saved many people from premature death resulting from disease or trauma, the scientific advance that has done the most to increase life expectancy...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Baltimore BioWorks is John Powers's third biotech company — and the one that he says he's most excited about.
The 56-year-old Ellicott City doctor built a career in biotechnology, working for the Centers for Disease Control and the National...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:11 PM
A hard truth about being Baltimore's mayor is that there is almost never a good time to declare progress. Whenever there is good news to report, it will almost inevitably collide with a fresh tragedy.
That's what happened to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Residents and city leaders who gathered Thursday night in the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood where a 51-year-old scientist was recently gunned down spoke passionately about taking the streets back from criminals intent on intimidation.
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Peter Marvit, a 51-year-old scientist who sang with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and sought to widen music education opportunities for city students, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot near his Northeast Baltimore home last Monday...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:59 PM
A ban on decorative bumpers that line a baby's crib goes into effect in Maryland Friday.
The ban applies to crib bumpers that are made of non-mesh type material and sit directly above the mattress. The ban does not apply to vertical bumpers that wrap...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:21 AM
There are no known photos of James Too, but here I am talking with him about his life as a slave in Maryland, and later in Texas, when he was a young man.
He tells me professional slavers captured him in west Africa, but isn't sure exactly where,...
| 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...