| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, medical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic who also was a consultant to city public schools, died Oct. 18 of pancreatic cancer at her Columbia home.
The former Catonsville and...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:26 AM
How many children have you had, and did you wait until after 30 to have the first one? Do you have more than one drink a day? Did you get your period before you were 12? Do you exercise? Have a low-fat, high-fiber diet? Did you breast-feed?
Do you work...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Gaming is hot right now — even in the lab-coat world of science education.
The MdBio Foundation, a private charitable organization for promoting science learning and workforce development, is building an online video game for high school students....
| May 22, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Pamela Furness Engel, an Anne Arundel County biology teacher and teaching adviser, died of pancreatic cancer May 16 at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center. She was 58 and lived in Linthicum.
Born Pamela Furness in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Sharon and Jerry Kramer, of Ellicott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Elizabeth Kramer, to Stephen Robert Heussler, son of Robert and the late Marcia Heussler, of Hamden, Conn.
Allison E. Kramer and Stephen R. Huessler
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Many people have heard of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
But few know about Bert Vogelstein, a Johns Hopkins scientist who helped map the cancer genome and created gene and stool tests to detect colon cancer.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Margaret Hawkins Abbott, a retired Johns Hopkins Medical School genetics researcher who investigated families with inherited conditions for nearly five decades, died of dementia complications Feb. 1 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 89 and lived in...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 8:08 AM
It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity.
Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 6:27 AM
Like many veteran marathoners, Bob Pohl always had an eye on the clock.
"I used to tell my wife that if I drop in a race to stop my watch because I don't want to go to the hereafter with a bad time," he said. "The joke was funnier before."
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:15 PM
It was the Tibbs family's first time showing six animals at the recent Maryland State Fair in Timonium and each won a blue ribbon. But award-winning animals are nothing new for the family.
Bob and Judy Tibbs, who own Shadow Springs Farm near Havre de...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:27 AM
You win some, you lose some. That appears to be the current state of affairs with federal funding for research. Congress recently passed legislation providing a modest increase in funding to the National Institutes of Health, which funds research at the...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Researchers working to discover why African Americans disproportionately suffer from asthma are planning to map the genetic code of 1,000 people of African descent in four years.
The Johns Hopkins-led team of experts in genetics, immunology, epidemiology...