| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Halfway around the world in India, Sivaprakash Ramalingam had heard of Johns Hopkins researchers using a promising new technique for gene therapy that he hoped to integrate with stem cells to cure diseases.
After getting a doctorate in biochemistry in...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 7:45 PM
After two years in Massachusetts, Sam Cassell Jr. is coming home for college.
Cassell, a Baltimore native and former St. Frances combo guard, committed to Maryland on Sunday. Cassell picked the Terps over Connecticut, Dayton, Florida State, Villanova,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:51 PM
One in 88 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate is 23 percent higher than one the agency released three years ago. Federal officials said some...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's decision today to drop out of the presidential race leaves GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney with a clear path to his party's nomination but a rocky one to an eventual contest with President Barack Obama in the fall. Mr....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Spring brings all kinds of new life. The Assateague Island Alliance reports two foals born recently to the wild horse herd that roams the National Seashore near Ocean City.
The little filly pictured here was born last Friday to an 8-year-old mare...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:58 PM
If you wanted to use your late husband's frozen sperm to have a baby, you would need his written permission under legislation that appears poised for approval in the Maryland General Assembly.
The House and Senate have both passed bills that would make...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Smart meters are an insidious, violating and dangerous technology being ushered in at a speed the public cannot fathom ("BGE to begin smart meter installation in May," March 18). They are a health and privacy disaster in the making.
Smart meters are...
| Mar 26, 2012
The following is an open letter to my 12-year-old son.
Every morning when I come into your room to wake you for middle school, I pause, for a moment, and marvel.
I can still see traces of that kid in the red wool cap and lumberjack coat...
| May 25, 2012
| 5:24 PM
As the space capsule called Dragon hurtled toward the International Space Station at about 17,500 miles per hour on Friday, no space enthusiast was more enthralled than Paul Warren, a self-described "nerd" who attends Henry E. Lackey High School in...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:21 PM
I've always been fascinated by eye color, especially as it changes after a baby is born.
As happens with most caucasian babies, both my sons were born with blue eyes, but I haven't expected it to last -- my eyes are blue, but my husband's are brown. My...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:54 PM
When she came home from working a shift at Subway and found Detective Caprice Smith's business card stuck in the front door with the words "Please call" scribbled on the back, the 10 life-changing minutes she had spent in the back seat of a Cherry Hill...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:09 PM
In 1978, the Orioles used their second-round draft pick on an infielder that most teams had projected as a pitcher. They weren’t going to let the son of Cal Ripken Sr. elude their grasp.
Thirty four years later, the Orioles dipped back into that...