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Sleep: Our Panacea

Sleep: Our Panacea

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Humans and animals share the most basic drives in life: the need for food and water, and the urge to procreate. Yet only humans have built a modern world in which these drives seem to cause more problems than they solve. Bookstores worldwide have dedicated whole sections to literature about reconciling your natural desires with(...)

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The Future of Alternative Agriculture

The Future of Alternative Agriculture

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The food industry is a fast-paced, constantly evolving market, wrought with disruptive ideas and technologies, ever-changing trends and new health crazes. However, today’s latest food fads aren’t as simple as the switch from regular to Greek yogurt, or the ushering in of free-range chicken products. Recent years have seen a boom in a burgeoning field(...)

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Science on the Streets

Science on the Streets

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“You’ve heard about some of these pet projects, they really don’t make a whole lot of sense, and sometimes these dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good. Things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not.”   -Sarah Palin As a graduate student in a lab(...)

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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine—Science Fiction Now Science Fact

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine—Science Fiction Now Science Fact

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What is artificial intelligence today? While innovators and philosophers debate the consequences and likelihood of C-3PO or HAL appearing on Earth, we have already accepted a variety of forms of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Self-driving cars are proving to be successful on our streets, and over 90 percent of flight time on airplanes(...)

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A Remedy for the Hangover

A Remedy for the Hangover

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“If getting drunk was how people forgot they were mortal, then hangovers were how they remembered.” ― Matt Haig, The Humans Matt Haig’s quote exemplifies the dreaded and inevitable consequence of a night of heavy drinking: hangovers. While the scientific community condemns drunkenness as a threat to individual health and public safety, drinking and hangovers are tales(...)

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The Changing Face of Biomedical Ph.D. and Postdoc Education

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“Night science is a sort of workshop of the possible. … ”  François Jacob While we may be living in the “century of biology,” biomedical science exists in a climate where risk-taking is discouraged. That’s according to Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., chancellor of science policy and strategy at the University of California, San Francisco. On Nov.(...)

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Antimicrobial Stewardship: Ensuring a Future for Human Health Care

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Ensuring a Future for Human Health Care

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“...23,000 deaths a year.”  “...over 2 million infections.”  These headlines would be alarming but expected if they were descriptions of the latest Ebola outbreak. But alas, these are “conservative, minimum estimates” of antibiotic-resistant infections each year in the United States, as projected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Dangers of Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotics(...)

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Do You Want to Write for Us?

Do You Want to Write for Us?

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Do you blog? Journal? Write in your spare time? Are you interested in pursuing communications at any level in parallel with your professional training? We need you! Biomedical Odyssey: Adventures from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is a newsfeed dedicated to showcasing the accomplishments of the students, postdocs, residents and fellows here at the Johns(...)

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