January 7, 2005
Dr. Maclyn McCarty, 93, a pioneer in genetic research who helped demonstrate that genes are composed of DNA, died Sunday in New York City. With Dr. Oswald Avery and Dr. Colin MacLeod, he conducted experiments in the 1940s on pneumococcus that pinpointed DNA as the carrier of genetic information. The team's work paved the way for studies a decade later by Dr. James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick that revealed DNA's double helix structure, and for countless genetic studies since. Dr. McCarty won the $100,000 Wolf Prize in medicine in 1990.
December 22, 2008
* Dr. Jonathan Schneck, a professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is leading a team of researchers who have been awarded a $10.3 million grant - the largest basic immunology grant ever received by Hopkins - from the National Institutes of Health to dissect the human immune system. The researchers aim to learn more about what happens when the immune system goes wrong, and how to suppress undesired immune responses in the cases of rejected tissue or organ transplants or in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or lupus.
October 3, 2012
The BWI Business Partnership's Signature Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., at the Westin BWI Airport Hotel, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, in Linthicum Heights. Featured speaker at the breakfast will be E. Albert Reece, dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, which has close ties to the area's business community. Reece is also the vice president for medical affairs at the university and a professor in the departments of obstetrics and gynecology, medicine and biochemistry, and molecular biology.
May 25, 1991
Salisbury State UniversityTime: 10 a.m.Date: todayGraduates: 770Speaker: Judge Shirley Brannock Jones, retired, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4thDistrictCollege of Notre Dameof MarylandTime: 10:30 a.m.Date: todayGraduates: 365Speaker: Margaret M. Heckler, former secretary of health and human servicesUniversity of Baltimore Schoolof LawTime: 2 p.m.Date: tomorrowGraduates: 281Speaker: J. Joseph Curran Jr., attorney general for MarylandTowson State UniversityTime: 1...
July 4, 1996
David McCampbell,86, the Navy's all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II, died Sunday in Riviera Beach, Fla.In 1944, his squadron saw almost six months of continuous combat and participated in two major air-sea battles. On one mission, he shot down nine planes. "I just kept on shooting," he said.He was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented him with the Medal of Honor.Mr. McCampbell's 34 victories made him the nation's fourth-leading ace of all time.
December 5, 2002
The silvery voice of soprano Hyunah Yu has been heard often in the Baltimore area. The Korean-born Peabody grad made her Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut back in 1996 and has since appeared with other ensembles, invariably to memorable effect. On Sunday, she will give a recital for the Shriver Hall Concert Series that promises an exceptional range of repertoire and music-making. Her program has clearly been thought through meticulously to achieve an intriguing mix of composers, poets, styles, moods (perhaps Yu's pre-Peabody degree in molecular biology helped give her this flair for organizing musical material)
May 13, 2010
Philip G. Koga, a molecular biologist and biodefense expert who worked at Edgewood Arsenal, died May 5 of pancreatic cancer at his Churchville home. He was 59. Dr. Koga was born and raised in Fresno, Calif. After graduating in 1968 from McLane High School, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He later earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley. He then spent four years in the microbiology department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a National Institutes of Health fellow.
January 6, 2006
Younger Next Year for Women By Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry S. Lodge Workman Publishing / $24.95 This book starts by asking a provocative question: Next year, will you be younger? Sure, you'll be older chronologically. But, physically, will you be younger? It's possible, say authors Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry S. Lodge. Following their successful Younger Next Year for men, Crowley and Lodge have written a similar volume targeting women, covering topics specific to female aging, including menopause and osteoporosis.
April 23, 1992
CHICAGO -- University of Chicago researchers say they have discovered a gene responsible for non-insulin-dependent diabetes, the most common form of the dangerous metabolic disorder that afflicts 11 million Americans.The gene, which makes an enzyme involved in the regulation of the hormone insulin, is the first direct evidence of a cause of one of humankind's most ancient and devastating ailments."We think it's a smoking gun," said the team's leader, Dr. Graeme Bell, professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and medicine at the university's Howard Hughes Medical Institute.