Anne Arundel County's business incubator is facing elimination after 14 years of helping startups. County Executive Steve Schuh plans to redirect funding for the Chesapeake Innovation Center into reductions in business taxes and fees, saying his administration "does not believe government should pick economic winners and losers in a business's infancy."
Northrop Grumman will work with a nonprofit and two universities on diversity training efforts that aim to "develop a community of cyberwarriors that will help protect our nation from cybersecurity threats." Northrup will work with Digit All City, Morgan State University and Coppin State University as part of the US Defense Department's Mentor-Protege program.
A growing number of medical devices are being targeted by cybercriminals in extortion schemes, and individual threats could also put hospital networks at risk. Experts say that the threats are expanding, and devices can be targeted using malware, spyware or ransomware.
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have found that addressing the health of ticks can help prevent Lyme disease and similar health issues. "We thought maybe if we understood how the tick immune system worked, maybe we could devise new strategies to avoid infections in humans," said associate professor Joao Pedra.
Food and Drug Administration officials believe President Donald Trump's criticism of the agency as "slow and burdensome" is unfair. The FDA's swift approval of the spinal muscular atrophy drug Spinraza, developed by Biogen with help from trials at Johns Hopkins University, is only one example of the agency's acceleration of drug reviews.
Johns Hopkins University researchers are engineering the cells of the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum that can be used to remove bacterial contaminants from soil, kill the Legionella bacteria or destroy microbes on medical instruments. The team has received a four-year, $5.7 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
A legislative plan unveiled by House Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act includes a provision that would eliminate the medical device tax effective Jan. 1, 2018. AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker lauded the provision, saying the repeal would give industry innovators "the long-term certainty necessary to support future job growth and sustainable, cutting-edge R&D that will ultimately lead to the next generation of breakthroughs in patient care and treatment."
A $750,000 mobile laboratory developed by the MdBio Foundation will help Maryland high school students pursue science, technology, engineering and math studies that can lead to high-paying career opportunities. "Kids get out of their classrooms and into the lab so they can do hands-on activities that hopefully spur their interest and excitement so they'll work in a STEM career," MdBio CEO Brian Gaines said of the nation's largest mobile STEM lab.
Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in the magic will never find it.
Roald Dahl, writer
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