Md. researchers get $3.8 million for cancer work

Six Maryland researchers will share $3.8 million in new grant funding from the American Cancer Society starting Friday. While much of the funding will support laboratory work, the largest share — about $1.7 million — will help a researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park explore social efforts to raise awareness of cancer risks. Cheryl …

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UMBC ramps up commercialization efforts

In the past year, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has launched five new startup companies – the same number it launched over the three years prior to that, officials. The university has taken several steps to bolster its commercialization efforts in recent years – such as a new fund to support faculty research and …

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Alison Dodge | Maryland Association for Justice

Alison Dodge, a staff member with the Maryland Association for Justice, has been promoted to the position deputy executive director. Dodge has tirelessly worked as the membership, marketing and communications manager for the past two years. In her new role she will continue to lead and direct the MAJ staff to help better serve MAJ …

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Rob Wall | Perceptix LLC

Rob Wall, president of Perceptix LLC, has been named to the board of directors of The Arc Baltimore. Wall, whose firm provides strategic advice and engineering support to a broad range of public and private sector clients, was elected to The Arc Baltimore Board during the organization’s recent annual meeting.

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Wal-Mart rolls out their new payment app in Maryland

Wal-Mart released a new mobile payment app for Maryland shoppers today. The app, Wal-Mart Pay, allows customers to check out by simply using their phone camera to scan a picture of the cash register code, activating the app. The cashiers can then scan and bag the items, and the purchase is complete. The app works …

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Man at center of ‘Serial’ podcast granted a new trial

After spending 16 years in prison, a man convicted of murder who was at the center of the podcast “Serial” has won a new trial in Baltimore. Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his former high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999 and burying her in a park. He was sentenced to life in …

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