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Medical Research

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  • Harford County participants sought for landmark cancer study starting in Nov.

    As the American Cancer Society plans to recruit 500 people who live or work in the Harford County area, it has scheduled enrollment for Nov. 7-11. What if you could prevent even one family member from hearing the words: "You have cancer?" The American...
  • Sourcefire CEO retires as he fights colon cancer

    Sourcefire Inc., a Columbia-based provider of cybersecurity technology to government and commercial clients, said its CEO retired earlier this week after taking a medical leave to be treated for colon cancer. John C. Burris, 57, led Sourcefire since...
  • Johns Hopkins biology professor wins top research award

    Johns Hopkins biology professor wins top research award
    Johns Hopkins University adjunct biology professor Donald Brown has won the 2012 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science for his work in genetics, as well as mentoring young scientists. He is the sixth Hopkins faculty member to win...
  • Both sides gear up for same-sex marriage fight

    Both sides gear up for same-sex marriage fight
    Gay rights activists, religious leaders and politicians are gearing up for two months of campaigning on the Maryland referendum to strike down same-sex marriage legislation that passed in March. Hot off the political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte,...
  • Newborn stem cells hold promise for heart repair

    Newborn stem cells hold promise for heart repair
    Stem cells from newborns appear to have a much greater ability to restore heart function than adult stem cells, according to a new study from University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers who were looking for ways to mend children’s broken...
  • Exercise may have prolonged effect on stress

    Exercise may have prolonged effect on stress
    Those who exercise may already recognize that it immediately reduces their stress. But it may also help keep anxiety at bay well after the exertion, new research from the University of Maryland School of Public Health suggests. A period of moderate...
  • Blood cancers affect people of all ages

    Harford County Council joins the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in designating September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month issuing a proclamation at the Council meeting on Sept. 18. Leukemia, lymphoma (both non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma) and...
  • Family of Bel Air woman killed in crash files suit against drug treatment center

    The family of a 64-year-old Bel Air woman killed in a car accident in July 2011 has filed suit against a Belcamp substance abuse treatment center, asking for $20 million in compensatory and punitive damages. In the suit, filed Oct. 3 in Harford County...
  • Early menopause increases risk of stroke

    Women who enter menopause before their 46th birthday are twice as likely to suffer a stroke or coronary heart disease, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. The risk from early menopause is true no matter the ethnic or racial background of a woman, the...
  • Ravens, MedStar tackle issue of concussions

    Ravens, MedStar tackle issue of concussions
    Jameel McClain knows what it feels like to be "dinged," or hit so hard in the head that he felt dizzy. It was his rookie year with the Ravens, and he said he ran down the field straight into three offensive linemen. Team doctors kept him out of the...
  • Maryland Shock Trauma seeks community consent on blood plasma study

    Maryland Shock Trauma seeks community consent on blood plasma study
    Many patients taken to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore cling to life, barely able to breathe, much less consent to participate in a medical trial, a reality that makes trauma research extremely difficult. With life-saving...
  • Scavenger hunters swarm Bel Air to fight cancer

    On Saturday afternoon, Bel Air was crawling with people donning green shirts and looking for something. While the folks wearing green shirts were looking for items as part of a scavenger hunt, they were helping in a small way to find effective...