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September 15, 2008
* Two Johns Hopkins University professors, Dr. Jeremy Nathans, professor of molecular biology and genetics and ophthalmology, and Dr. King-Wai Yau, professor of neuroscience and ophthalmology, have been awarded the $1.45 million 2008 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award. The award, presented last week by the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, recognizes the researchers for their "ground-breaking discoveries in the laboratory that enhance our knowledge and understanding of vision."
June 4, 1995
Joshua BlinderSchool: Hammond High SchoolHometown: ColumbiaAge: 17Joshua, who likes to be known as Josh, is a graduate of Hammond High School and has a 3.83 cumulative grade-point average. He was 11th in his class of 220 and graduated on June 2. He was a tutor for the National Honor Society and a member for three years.Josh has participated in several drama presentations. He was Mr. Stanley in "The Man Who Came to Dinner," worked as a shift member running the backstage crew for "The Pajama Game," and crewed for several other productions.
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun Staff Writer | March 5, 1995
A pioneer in the genetic engineering of fish has been hired away from the Center of Marine Biotechnology in Baltimore to run a new biotechnology center at the University of Connecticut.Dr. Thomas T. Chen, 52, will leave July 1, according to Dr. Madilyn Fletcher, director and professor at COMB, which is part of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute."We will be sorry to see him go because he's a real strong researcher," Dr. Fletcher said. "But he will remain an adjunct professor and continue to do collaborative research" with the institute.
September 18, 2013
Rachel Edna Woodward of Shreveport, La., and Heath Christopher High of Forest Hill announce their engagement. The groom is the son of Sam and Sherine High of Forest Hill. He is the grandson of Fred Mirmiran of Sparks, Wendie Berdy of Green Valley, Ariz., and the late Rev. Samuel and Rachel High of Baltimore. He is the great-grandson of Lillian Berdy of Coconut Creek, Fla. He is a graduate of C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air and Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., with a bachelor of science in cell molecular biology.
By Meredith Cohn | April 2, 2012
Those with type II diabetes are at two to three times the risk of developing primary liver cancer. But new research from the University of Maryland shows that a common drug many patients already take may prevent the cancer. Studies on animals show that the diabetes drug metformin may help prevent liver tumors from growing. Primary liver cancer is often deadly and is on the rise, according to researchers at Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center . The drug could benefit diabetics as well as others at risk for primary liver cancer, including those who are obese, have hepatitis or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
September 19, 1991
The University of Maryland Baltimore County, which celebrates its 25th anniversary today, is proof that an institution has a life of its own, sometimes outlasting and outperforming the people who operate it.Back in 1966, Mayor McKeldin and Del. Julian Lapides were right: The state put economy ahead of sensible planning when it opted for building an undergraduate campus on state-owned land in Catonsville instead of downtown, next to the university's professional...
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | October 18, 2003
Morgan State University formally opened yesterday a $23.3 million scientific research building that will allow young scientists and faculty to pursue frontiers in biology, chemistry and physics. The Richard N. Dixon Science Research Center includes 26 research laboratories, a greenhouse and a 100-seat amphitheater. The concrete-and-glass structure is joined by an overhead bridge to the old science building, which will remain in use. It was named after the former state treasurer, a Morgan graduate.
July 2, 1996
Daniel J. Terra, 85, who founded two museums devoted to American art and served as the nation's first ambassador-at-large for cultural affairs, died Friday of a heart attack suffered two days before in Washington.In 1980, he founded the Terra Museum of American Art in suburban Evanston, Ill., and later moved it to Chicago's North Michigan Avenue. In 1992, he opened the Musee Americain near Claude Monet's home in Giverny, France, and focused on American Impressionist artists.Mr. Terra served as national finance chairman for Ronald Reagan in 1980, raising $21 million for his presidential campaign.
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | January 9, 1995
Brian Freeman (Oakland Mills) had an honor at Michigan that had nothing to do with his sport of wrestling.Freeman, a senior competing for the 134-pound job, was one of eight Rhodes Scholar finalists chosen from Michigan's student body of 35,000. He went to Washington last month for final interviews, but didn't make the select 32.At Oakland Mills, Freeman was a National Honor Society member and the school's 1991 scholar-athlete award winner. He is majoring in cellular/molecular biology at Michigan.
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