| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy.
Senate President Thomas V....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:05 PM
An extremely rare form of contagious cancer that affects only dogs and is spread via sexual contact likely arose in a single Alaskan malamute or husky-type canine more than 11,000 years ago, scientists say.
In a paper published Thursday in the journal...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Some of the most repeated knocks on GenY by the Millennial-bashing experts in media-land are that they're selfie-posting, social media-crazed underachievers.
While there's no solid defense for taking excessive selfies, spreading hateful...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:57 PM
WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...
| Dec 16, 2013
To hear Plainfield resident Chris Bajner tell it, her 9-year-old son, Jimmy, is generally as happy as any other little boy.
But Jimmy was diagnosed with Chromosome 18q Deletion Syndrome when he was a baby. It is a rare defect that affects children in...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Johns Hopkins University scientists will share in one of the largest one-time philanthropic gifts for cancer research ever made, $540 million aimed at preventing and curing the disease, officials are scheduled to announce today.
The $90 million marked...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 11:39 AM
It has been 30 years since Dr. Robert Gallo became internationally famous for his role in the discovery of the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He has wrestled with the question of a cure countless times since then. But only within...