Innovations at the Intersection of Medicine and Engineering

Innovations at the Intersection of Medicine and Engineering

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On March 16, the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine and Whiting School of Engineering held a research retreat titled “Re-Engineering Medical Discovery.” A number of students, researchers and clinical faculty attended to learn about the exciting innovations currently happening at the intersection of these fields. The day started with opening remarks from Mark Anderson, director(...)

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Advice for Fellowship Applications – Part One

Advice for Fellowship Applications – Part One

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For graduate students, the first years of the Ph.D. are packed with an array of hurdles, and it is easy to end up feeling overwhelmed. Once you have passed your qualifying exams, chosen a thesis laboratory, finished the majority of your coursework and have a good general direction for your thesis project — roughly mid-second(...)

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A Conversation with Kapil Ramachandran, Johns Hopkins Graduate Student and Incoming Member of the Harvard Society of Fellows

A Conversation with Kapil Ramachandran, Johns Hopkins Graduate Student and Incoming Member of the Harvard Society of Fellows

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Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kapil Ramachandran, a graduate student in the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Graduate Program who has been named an incoming junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. This prestigious position grants Kapil the resources to work as an independent investigator immediately following completion of(...)

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Welcome to Internship! Tips from a Graduating Resident

Welcome to Internship! Tips from a Graduating Resident

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Every March, thousands of fourth year medical students simultaneously open letters containing the names of their future residency programs. A pediatrics resident nearing the end of her training reflects on things she wishes someone had told her as she prepared to become an intern. Most days, you will have to choose between getting enough sleep,(...)

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Sleep May be a Curious Piece in the Alzheimer’s Disease Puzzle (Part 2)

Sleep May be a Curious Piece in the Alzheimer’s Disease Puzzle (Part 2)

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This blog post is part of an in depth look at research linking sleep and Alzheimers. Read part 1 on the importance of sleep.  How is chronic sleep deprivation linked to Alzheimer’s disease? Sleep deprivation refers to the ongoing shortening or complete loss of sleep due to externally imposed restrictions, such as choosing to binge on just(...)

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A Novel Cancer Immunotherapy Unveiled: Y-Traps

A Novel Cancer Immunotherapy Unveiled: Y-Traps

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The human immune system is composed of a diverse array of cells, which collectively work to exterminate pathogenic entities in the body. Yet this system is able to recognize host, or self, tissues as “friendly” through a variety of so-called immune checkpoint signals. Many cancer types — including melanomas and breast cancers — exploit this(...)

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