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  • Dr. M. Daniel Lane, Hopkins biochemist

    Dr. M. Daniel Lane, Hopkins biochemist
    Dr. M. Daniel Lane, a retired Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researcher, biochemist and esteemed teacher who studied the body's chemical processes that affect hunger, died of myeloma April 10 at the Charlestown Retirement Community. The...
  • 'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Sparks fly amid tangled plot, early reviews say

    "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" doesn't swing into U.S. theaters until May 2, but early reviews have begun trickling out as the superhero sequel readies its international rollout. So far, most film critics agree that director Marc Webb's second installment...
  • Jack McT. Dibler, teacher

    Jack McT. Dibler, teacher
    Jack McT. Dibler, a much-revered Howard County chemistry teacher who was also an avid Washington Capitals fan, died Tuesday of esophageal cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 63. The son of a truck driver and a housekeeper, Jack...
  • Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton

    Her name graces no labels, but millions wear Ruth Benerito creations daily. A government chemist, Benerito led a team that helped create wrinkle-resistant cotton — an innovation that spared homemakers hours of ironing and breathed new life into an...
  • John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist

    The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other. Most biological...
  • Candace Pert dies at 67; neuroscientist discovered opiate receptor

    Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain....
  • Malcolm Renfrew dies at 103; chemist helped develop Teflon

    Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show. The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing

    DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA. Understanding...
  • What makes a Nobel laureate?

    This year's Nobel Prizes are being unveiled this week. Are there any predictors that point to who will be selected? Here's George Beadle's (medicine, 1958) response: "Study diligently. Respect DNA. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid women and politics. That'...
  • USC's Nobel Prize-winning chemist credits curiosity, simplicity

    USC chemistry professor Arieh Warshel can thank curiosity and weak computers for the Nobel prize in chemistry he won Wednesday. To figure out the blazingly fast chemical ballet performed by the body’s proteins, Warshel had to form questions that...
  • Album review: Amir ElSaffar's 'Alchemy' connects cultures

    Jazz is built on exploring tradition, but nobody goes deeper with the idea than Iraqi American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar. Long recognized for tapping a Middle Eastern melodic structure called the maqam, ElSaffar works with the Sumerian/Babylonian modes that...