The hardest part about dissecting Sir was when he no longer looked human. When we had cut and sawed and scraped to the point when I could not see Sir’s face — or a semblance of any face — I felt, for the first time, that I had taken something inviolable from him. How many […]
I grew up with vizslas. They’re a pretty rarely seen dog breed, although they are #31 out of 192 breeds in the American Kennel Club (AKC) breed popularity ranking. The breed originally hails from Hungary, although there are many breeders in the United States. Vizslas faced extinction during both World War I and World War […]
Nov 7, 2019 No comments
Nearly two months ago, I concluded my fourth Ph.D. lab rotation. Rotations are important components of Ph.D. training. During each rotation, a new student spends eight to 12 weeks working in a lab, getting a sense of the science pursued there, the types of questions asked and the overall culture. After completing three or more […]
Nov 1, 2019 No comments
“Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection…” (National Labor Relations Act of 19351). In the United States, there are currently […]
Oct 28, 2019 No comments
On Sept. 23, 2019, Sam Hopkins, Commercialization Academy manager, and Jessica Miciak, Ph.D. candidate in cellular and molecular medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, provided an overview of the Commercialization Academy — a learning opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in the commercial assessment and marketing of Johns Hopkins technologies.
Oct 24, 2019 No comments
“Powerhouse of the Cell.” The punchy headline of Philip Siekevitz’s 1957 Scientific American article on the role of mitochondria lives on to this day in public school classrooms and internet message boards. Ph.D. candidate William Aisenberg shares how the story of the mitochondrion teaches us not to forget to understand the context of what we’re learning.
Oct 22, 2019 No comments
Have you ever wondered if your cat really loves you? A recent study has shown that cats have the same ability as infants and dogs to form strong attachments to their caregivers.
Oct 17, 2019 No comments