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  • Getting educated on GMOs

    Getting educated on GMOs
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
  • Researcher dies in apparent Northeast Baltimore robbery

    Researcher dies in apparent Northeast Baltimore robbery
    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...
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
  • Ann M. Klingaman, Baltimore County teacher

    Ann M. Klingaman, Baltimore County teacher
    Ann M. Klingaman, a retired Baltimore County public school educator whose career spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of complications from a broken hip at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia. The former longtime Catonsville resident was 88. The...
  • Towson biology professor developing silicone implant to battle herpes

    Towson biology professor developing silicone implant to battle herpes
    The space sure looked like a science lab, with beakers full of brightly-hued potions and a dry-erase board covered in graphs and mathematical scrawl. But at the heart of the operation sits a hunk of metal with a hand crank on the side. "It's a pasta...
  • The human cost of our flawed experiment with gene patents

    Nina, a resident of East Baltimore, celebrated her 41st birthday last Sunday. Surrounded by family and friends, she struggled for breath to extinguish the candles on her cake. Two years ago Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing and...
  • Harford residents earn college honors

    WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY: Gerard Neely, of Forest Hill, graduated from Wake Forest University on May 20. JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY: The following students graduated from James Madison University May 4: Christopher Petty, of Jarrettsville; Rachel Otto, of...
  • Harford Community College Student Receives $1,000 Scholarship

    Harford Community College student Daniel Schoeberlein was the first recipient of a $1,000 Country Garden Club of Harford County scholarship from the Harford Community College Foundation, Inc. The scholarship was established for a student enrolled in...
  • Potted hydrangea may thrive outdoors – or not

    Potted hydrangea may thrive outdoors – or not
    I was given a potted hydrangea flower as an Easter gift. Can I plant that outdoors? Mophead (Grandiflora) hydrangeas are hardy outdoors, but yours was bred for greenhouse culture and forced into bloom for the holidays, so its chances are less certain....
  • Biological psychiatry's false paradigm

    Days before the official May 22 publication date of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5), a number of psychiatrists who were closely associated with the project scrambled to do some preemptory damage control, mostly by...
  • Setting new 'green' standards at Linton Springs Elementary School

    Setting new 'green' standards at Linton Springs Elementary School
    It was Dirty Finger Club Day at Linton Springs Elementary School, near Eldersburg. Out in the vegetable garden — one of a dozen "outdoor classrooms" in the meadows, wetlands and woodlands of school's spacious grounds — Anna Letaw, a...
  • Mount Saint Joseph High School names new Assistant Principal

    Mount Saint Joseph High School names new Assistant Principal
    Mount Saint Joseph High School named a new assistant principal Thursday. Gregory McDivitt, a 1986 graduate of Mount St. Joseph, will step up to fill the spot of previous assistant principal David Norton, who has been serving as principal since early...