Maryland just won’t be the same in 60 years, and a new study predicts its climate will come to resemble someplace nearly 1,000 miles away, somewhere hotter and wetter and thick with mosquitoes. Welcome to Mississippi, sugah.
We have launched the African American Neuroscience Research Initiative within the Lieber Institute as a much needed effort to understand how genomic risk for brain disorders influences the development and function of the brain and to ensure personalized medicine serves the needs of all persons.
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.
Gene editing may soon become a risk-free or low-risk procedure for individual patients. Ethical arguments may not be able to withstand the pressures of the public health need coupled with attaining advantages that money can buy.
DART is NASA’s first mission not to explore space, but to defend against it. Researchers at Johns Hopkins plan to launch a spacecraft and smash it into an asteroid. BOOM! The impact, they hope, will bump the big space rock off course.
A year after fighting off a proposal to monitor air pollution levels around industrial-scale chicken houses on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the poultry industry has joined with state environmental regulators to study whether the farms are polluting the air.
Warmer winters — not overfishing — have depleted Chesapeake Bay oyster populations in recent decades, researchers have found. The changing environment affected oysters, clams and scallops up and down the East Coast of the United States, according to a study.
On one of Baltimore's hottest days of 2018, the city baked at 98 degrees, according to the official reading at the Inner Harbor. But it was only 86 in leafy Leakin Park — and the mercury rose to 103 in East Baltimore's McElderry Park and Middle East neighborhoods.
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.
The Turner Station woman’s cells, dubbed the HeLa cells, were significant for their ability to survive outside of the body and became the basis for research that lead to techniques including vaccines, cancer treatments and in vitro fertilization.
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.
More than 300 hours of video footage are uploaded every minute to YouTube, providing direct access to a variety of situations you might never otherwise witness. While there are ethical and privacy debates about all this video, the scientific potential can’t be ignored.
On the surface, the proposed EPA 'transparency rule' sounds harmless, even open-minded, doesn’t it? After all, transparency is an important principle of good science. But, the truth is, President Trump and his band of climate changers, has pulled a fast one. Here’s why.
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.
If lawmakers in Washington truly seek to strengthen America against all threats foreign or domestic, they must reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. Isolationism is not an option with infectious diseases, and PAHPRA keeps the United States engaged and vigilant.
The NFL has named Dr. Nicholas Theodore of Johns Hopkins as chairman of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, a board of independent and NFL-affiliated physicians and scientists, that advises the league on neuroscience, concussion and other health issues.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a power plant emissions-capping program that includes Maryland, has generated $4 billion in net economic activity, even accounting for the costs it has added to electricity, a study has found.
A study of 20 years of precipitation, pollution and water quality data has traced degradation of Baltimore's Gwynns Falls to frequent sewage leaks, and some environmental improvements to projects to clean up or reduce stormwater runoff.