For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their body, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But the downside, some say, is that the vests are so uncomfortable some patients don't wear them all the time.
North County High School students Jack Andraka and Chloe Diggs recently captured the gold medal and $50,000 in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages student teams to identify an environmental issue that has global impact and provide a viable, replicable solution.
A man found guilty of burglary based on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link him to a Coke can from the crime scene.
It seems that many minorities do not give back to their communities to help develop the next generation pursue STEM fields, or that many minority kids are turned away from STEM fields because they do not believe it is possible to be successful in these fields. If our society wants to see more minorities in STEM fields then we as a whole have to contribute and not put the entire burden on the education system to train the next generation of minorities in STEM fields.
Before he broke into to the Target in Aberdeen in the early morning hours of March 21 and was later fatally shot by police following a high speed highway chase, Rajsaun McCray was already facing store burglary charges in three other Maryland counties.
With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who have spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, an advancement that could help production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels and even beer.
Names and contact information of as many as 1,300 current and former Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students were posted online Thursday, stolen by someone claiming to be part of the hacker group known as Anonymous.
It took the Baltimore Police crime lab well over a year to link a Southeast Baltimore man to a 2012 rape due to a backlog in DNA analysis. Before officers could arrest him, police say he attacked again.
Nearly a year after the incident, the trial of an Edgewood man accused of a 2013 double shooting that left a 17-year-old boy dead and a now-19-year-old man seriously wounded began Friday in the Harford County Courthouse in downtown Bel Air.
Rockville biotechnology company Emergent BioSolutions is seeking to buy 8 acres next to its East Baltimore manufacturing facility for an eventual expansion that could add up to 100 jobs, a company official said.
When demolition begins next week on several blocks of rowhomes, it will mark the start of a new phase for the nonprofit created by the city and others to redevelop 88 acres in East Baltimore just north of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus.
Rockville biotechnology company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has struck a deal to buy Canadian firm Cangene Corp., which employs 100 people in Baltimore, for $222 million in cash, the companies said Thursday.
State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains a question because they don't know how big a threat there is.
Students from across the 12 high schools in the Howard County Public School System take part in career academies at the Howard County Applications and Research Laboratory, which has come a long way from its days as a vo-tech center.
As he has done in three recent trials, the attorney for convicted sex offender Nelson Bernard Clifford told jurors Wednesday that he had a "consensual encounter" with a woman who says he broke into her home and attacked her.
The name of defunct Examiner newspaper will no longer adorn the building at 400 E. Pratt St. , visible throughout the Inner Harbor. R2integrated's name will go up on the Commerce Street side of the building.
Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked.
At the start of a formal ceremony opening the STEM and Education Outreach Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground Tuesday morning, Chaplain Lt. Col Juan Crockett gave an invocation. "Lord of science," Crockett said, "thousands of children will come here seeking truth. We pledge to use this center to guide and heal."
Lawyers for John Norman Huffington, a Bel Air man who was twice convicted of killing a young man and young woman in Harford County in 1981, will argue for his release from prison on Thursday while Huffington awaits a new trial, granted this spring on the basis of discredited hair evidence presented at his two earlier trials.
Early-stage Maryland biotechnology companies and investors must submit applications by Friday to be considered for a first-round of up to $10 million in state biotechnology investment tax credits, the state department of Business and Economic Development said Wednesday