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Developing a Laboratory Model for Inclusion Body Myositis

Developing a Laboratory Model for Inclusion Body Myositis

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If you were diagnosed with a disease, there are two questions you would immediately want answered: 1. How can we treat it? 2. What caused the disease? Those two questions are the foundation of my Ph.D. thesis. I study a muscle disease called inclusion body myositis (IBM), which is sometimes referred to as the “Alzheimer’s(...)

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Fresh or Frozen Embryos? Equal Live-Birth Rates Among Infertile Women

Fresh or Frozen Embryos? Equal Live-Birth Rates Among Infertile Women

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About 40 years ago (July 1978), Louise Joy Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital in England, weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces. This birth may sound like any ordinary baby story, but the conception and delivery of Louise, the first human conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), symbolized the possibility of having children for women(...)

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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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Last Year’s Resolutions — A Brief Summary of Some of 2017’s Greatest Scientific Advances and Discoveries

Last Year’s Resolutions — A Brief Summary of Some of 2017’s Greatest Scientific Advances and Discoveries

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The onset of each new year is frequently marred by overly ambitious and quickly neglected resolutions — an onslaught of new gym memberships, Jenny Craig enrollments, and Kindle purchases that will likely remain unread for years. New Year’s resolutions aside, the beginning of the year is a timely opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come.(...)

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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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Understanding NIH’s New Definition of a Clinical Trial

Understanding NIH’s New Definition of a Clinical Trial

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The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recent change to the definition of a clinical trial will go into effect later this month. The change, done in an effort to restructure and clarify what clinical trials are, will affect NIH grant submission deadlines on or after Jan. 25, 2018. Redefining Clinical Trails The NIH now defines(...)

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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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