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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2011
Horace Freeland Judson, the author of a widely praised history of molecular biology who also taught at the Johns Hopkins University, died of a stroke Friday at his Roland Park home. He was 80. For his book "The Eighth Day of Creation," he interviewed nearly 100 scientists he called "makers of the revolution in biology" and told the story of the foundations of modern genetics. "He was a gifted person with a deep understanding of science," said Dr. Paul R. McHugh, a friend who was psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1975 to 2001.
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October 18, 2007
Dr. Matt Narrett of Ellicott City has been named executive vice president and chief medical officer of Erickson Retirement Communities, a geriatric health care company based in Baltimore. Dr. Roy Thomas Smoot Jr. has joined Maryland General Hospital as chief medical officer. Smoot is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Carol Greider, professor and director of molecular biology and genetics in the Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded the 2007 Horwitz Prize along with two other researchers.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 21, 2005
CHICAGO -- A drug for use in treating patients with advanced kidney cancer won government approval yesterday. The Food and Drug Administration said the drug, Nexavar, is a significant step forward. The current standard treatment for kidney cancer - immune therapy with interferon or interleukin-2 - has modest benefits and can be extremely toxic. Nexavar, developed at the University of Chicago, has few side effects, and some patients who started taking it more than two years ago are doing well, researchers said yesterday.
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July 5, 2011
Susan and Larry Zimmerman, of Highland, announce the engagement of their son, Carl Zimmerman, to Wenqi Pan, daughter of Zhenguo Pan and Hongbao Qiu, of Shanghai, China. The future groom is 2001 graduate of River Hill High School and a 2005 graduate of Johnson and Wales University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in culinary nutrition. He is currently employed as a chef at G2B, in Durham, N.C. The bride-to-be is a student at the University of North Carolina and will be graduating in August 2011 with a Ph.D.
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June 17, 2013
Ashleigh Symenski Felpel, D.O., graduated May 25 from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. While at WVSOM, Felpel was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, received a silver award for community service and received an Army HPSP scholarship. Felpel earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., in 2009. She is a 2005 graduate of Fallston High School. Felpel is the daughter of Ronald Symenski and Roxane Henke of Bel Air and is married to Clair Felpel.
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September 29, 2006
Marjorie Hoover died unexpectedly at home on September 15. She was born in Washington, D.C. in 1951, graduated from Walt Whitman High School, and held degrees in Veterinary Technology, Medical Technology, and Molecular Biology and Microbiology. Although most recently employed by Franklin Square Hospital as a medical technologist, Marjorie spent most of her life pursuing her true vocations: veterinary science and working with horses. Marjorie attended Horsemasters School, the National Outdoor Leadership School, enjoyed drawing, baking and motorcycles, and was a Subaru aficionado.
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September 1, 2011
Marissa Dorsey , of Mount Airy, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. She is studying occupational therapy. Georges Rizk , of Sykesville, participated in the Summer Scholars Program in Biology and Biomedical Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Rizk, who was one of 24 Summer Scholars this year, will be a freshman at the university this fall. The seven-week Summer Scholars program offers students the opportunity to get a head start on scientific research and their college careers.
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By Shirley M. Tilghman | January 27, 1993
SCIENCE, like all human activity, has its individual cultural milieu.The culture of science evolved in a period when it was being practiced exclusively by men -- and that has greatly influenced the outcome. It is a men's game and it continues to be played by men's rules.Although we would like to believe that scientists are driven by a desire to understand some aspect of the natural world, in fact they are also driven by a desire for personal recognition.Sociologists of science such as Robert Merton have identified this need for personal recognition as a motivating force in science.
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By Shirley M. Tilghman | January 26, 1993
IN THE last two years we have witnessed a flurry of concern over the under-representation of women and minorities in science and engineering. The concern does not arise from rrTC belated appreciation that women and minorities have been denied access to careers in science.Rather it comes from projections of a significant shortfall in scientists around the turn of the century caused, at least in part, by the reduced number of white males choosing scientific careers.This reminds me of the explanation given by a president of an all-male university for why he favored co-education.
BUSINESS
By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,New York Bureau | April 8, 1992
NEW YORK -- In the kind of annual meeting that occurs only among closely knit board members after a satisfactory -- if not great -- year, directors of Life Technologies Inc. ratified new members, reviewed last year's results and gave indications of better times ahead, all in about 20 minutes yesterday.The meeting at New York's opulent Metropolitan Club attracted few observers. Chief Executive J. Stark Thompson noted that Life Tech took a $1.2 million charge to cover a reduction in its work force to 1,300 employees from about 1,350, the first cut since the company was created a decade ago from the merger of two biotechnology concerns.
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