Medical Education Around the World

Medical Education Around the World

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A few weeks ago, I completed my master’s degree in public health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Through the help of two projects I worked on during my master’s degree, I rediscovered a niche in the field of global health that I find particularly unique and exciting. This niche is the field of(...)

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Finding the Missing Piece — the Limits of the Current Malaria Vaccine and How We Can Improve Future Vaccine Design

Finding the Missing Piece — the Limits of the Current Malaria Vaccine and How We Can Improve Future Vaccine Design

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With hundreds of millions of infections worldwide, malaria continues to be a global health threat and burden to vulnerable populations. For decades, researchers have dedicated work to stamping out this illness, which is caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, and a vaccine was recently licensed for prevention of the disease. The vaccine, called RTS,S/AS01, has(...)

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Insilico Medicine: A Hopkins Startup Using AI to Enhance Biomedical Research

Insilico Medicine: A Hopkins Startup Using AI to Enhance Biomedical Research

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Remember that time you Googled something and it showed up on your Facebook newsfeed the next day? These oftentimes unnerving, targeted advertising strategies are driven by gradations of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning software, which constantly improve and build in sophistication. The power in these programs lies in their ability to find patterns between(...)

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On How and Why Science Is Political

On How and Why Science Is Political

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Should science be political? Trick question — science is inherently political because the vast majority of science is funded through the federal government. So, if you don’t relish the idea of competing against your peers for an increasingly shrinking pool of grant money, it’s important to care about the process by which money is federally(...)

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LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: Compassionate Care Is Admitting Ignorance

LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: Compassionate Care Is Admitting Ignorance

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On Tuesday, May 1, I attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine-hosted seminar titled The Role of Health Care Professionals in Reducing LGBTQ Health Disparities, given by Andrew Hollenbach, an alumnus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Hollenbach is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics and the co-director of the basic science(...)

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Titan Titin: When Mutations in the Largest Known Protein Affect the Heart

Titan Titin: When Mutations in the Largest Known Protein Affect the Heart

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“We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself.” — Paul Dudley White (1886–1973), Chief Consultant, National Heart Institute For the second installment of the Heart, Lung and(...)

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Modern Papers for Modern Science

Modern Papers for Modern Science

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In the past 400 years, science has revolutionized the planet several times over. Modern medicine has eradicated diseases that once decimated populations, while physicists manipulate the very building blocks of the universe. Travel and communication are instantaneous worldwide. Should we one day unravel the secret of time travel, we might bring Sir Isaac Newton (b.(...)

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