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  • Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds

    Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds
    Maryland's first industrial-scale wind energy project would be required under a federal plan issued Monday to slow down its turbines at certain times of the year to reduce the number of endangered bats that might be killed by the long, spinning blades....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Head of the Class: Monkton, Parkton students earn honors

    Caroline Vonasek, of Monkton, was named to the spring 2012 dean's list The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Jessica Kuhn, of Baldwin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in media arts and design, from James Madison University,...
  • Organization to promote high school science with a video game

    Organization to promote high school science with a video game
    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....
  • Catonsville High grad honored for achievements in biology

    Catonsville High School alumna Morgan Jackson was promoted within Susquehanna University's chapter of the National Biological Honor Society for significant achievements in her field. A rising senior and biology major, she is the daughter of Matthew and...
  • Chris Neaves, biochemistry student

    Chris Neaves, biochemistry student
    Chris Neaves, a student and musician, died of undetermined causes July 21 at his Columbia home. He was 21. Born David Christopher Neaves in Lewisville, Texas, he moved to Howard County in 2006 after spending three years in Windsor, England, with his...
  • 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...
  • Marine biology focus helps Towson grad net fisherman scholarship

    Marine biology focus helps Towson grad net fisherman scholarship
    A recent Towson High School graduate's passion for marine biology has netted him a little extra scholarship money for college from the Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman's Association. And when he begins classes in the fall at the University of Miami,...
  • 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...