The squawking bugle-like call of the whooping crane can no longer be heard in the woods of Maryland's Patuxent Research Refuge. The last of a flock of 75 cranes left the Laurel site on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Dr. Paul Talalay, a noted molecular pharmacologist who headed a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine research team that found a chemical in broccoli that boosted the cancer-fighting abilities of humans and animal cells, died Sunday of heart failure at his Roland Park home. He was 95.
Dr. J. Thomas August, who did pioneering research in immunology and vaccine development at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died Feb. 11 of metastatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Poplar Hill resident was 91.
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered that a bacterial protein interferes with an infected cell's ability to respond to and repair DNA, a problem that can cause cancer.
The era of the whooping crane at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel is ending. The Trump administration cut the 50-year-old crane breeding program's $1.5 million budget, and by the end of the year, the birds' squawks will no longer be heard at the Patuxent Research Refuge.
Scientists are using a crab virus akin to the common cold, computer models of ocean currents and tides, and genetic analysis of crustaceans from Massachusetts to Argentina to figure out just how much different populations of swimming crabs have in common.
New research suggests that if anglers, watermen or even bowhunters kill too many of the Chesapeake Bay's cownose rays, the oft-maligned creatures could disappear from the estuary. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center scientists found that rays often return to the same rivers each year.
Campers participating in the marine science segment of McDaniel College’s Summer Science Academy included muddy hands and scientific experiments aboard the Rachel Carson — the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s flagship research vessel.
A new study by Jed Fahey, a nutritional biochemist at Johns Hopkins, and a team of researchers based in Europe and the U.S. suggests that sulforaphane, a compound that is found naturally in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, can reduce some of the harmful effects of Type II diabetes in overweight adults.
With awareness on the rise, researchers in Maryland and Virginia are undertaking the first comprehensive studies of bottlenose dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay. Their early findings suggest more dolphins swim up the bay than they ever thought.
Biologists are investigating an unusual number of humpback whale deaths along the Atlantic Coast since the beginning of 2016, including six in recent months at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay or on the Delmarva Peninsula.
A pharmacology professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore will no longer conduct research at the school after eight of his articles were retracted from a major scientific journal for inaccuracies.
Forensic investigators have relied on their own judgment to distinguish the spotted stains left by flies from the evidence of spattered blood. But a professor at Loyola University Maryland is developing a spray that removes the guesswork.
The view from the observation deck over a meadow of brown marsh grasses would make a nice postcard. Eagles roost on tall pines, muskrats burrow in mounds of mud and straw, and black ducks splash in a pond.
The BioEYES fish raising program launched in 2002 in the lab of a Philadelphia biologist who was a popular field trip stop and has become a multi-city effort to launch the next generation of scientists
The ponies live on a protected National Wildlife Refuge with many species of animals and so many varied birds that I am still, after 30 years of regular visits, discovering new species nearly every time I visit.
In the past 20 years humans destroyed 10 percent — over 1 million square miles — of the planet's wilderness. Without decisive action, we will probably destroy all that remains unprotected by 2050. So I ask you: What is the conceptual value of wilderness?