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Considerations for the Manufacturing of Cell and Gene Therapies for Humans

Considerations for the Manufacturing of Cell and Gene Therapies for Humans

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What are cell and gene therapies and how are they different from drugs? Cell and gene therapies are biologic drugs that come from living systems such as a microorganism or human cells (donors), whereas small-molecule pharmaceuticals largely come from combining specific chemical ingredients in an ordered process. The field of cell and gene therapy has(...)

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Knocking on the Door: How to Leave Your Postdoc Position

Knocking on the Door: How to Leave Your Postdoc Position

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Guest post by Parnaz Daneshpajouhnejad, M.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The following is not Daneshpajouhnejad's own personal experience but rather inspired by a talk by Megan Bohn, assistant director of postdoctoral affairs, during the event, “Exit Interview: How to Tell the Boss(...)

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Art As Applied to Medicine: the 2019 Graduate Showcase

Art As Applied to Medicine: the 2019 Graduate Showcase

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Johns Hopkins is renowned for its highly regarded medical school and graduate programs, and every May our halls are inundated with freshly minted M.D. and Ph.D. graduates ready to be leaders in their fields. However, several programs at Johns Hopkins deserve more recognition and none more so than the Master of Arts program in medical(...)

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Inhibiting Oxidation to Treat Heart Disease

Inhibiting Oxidation to Treat Heart Disease

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You have probably heard of antioxidants and the many “superfoods” that inhibit oxidation, such as dark chocolate, pecans, blueberries, kale, goji berries and others. But if antioxidants are good, does that mean oxidants are bad? What are oxidants anyway? They are reactive agents, produced both inside your body and in the environment around you that(...)

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It is Our Job to Defend the Future of Medicine

It is Our Job to Defend the Future of Medicine

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Guest post by medical students Megan Hunt and Katharine Clark. As eager, idealistic Johns Hopkins medical students, much of our education has focused on the humanistic and ethical side of medicine. We have taken an oath that we truly believe in: Our professional values mandate that we grant the same access and treatment to all(...)

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Partnering Toward Discovery: Behind the Scenes

Partnering Toward Discovery: Behind the Scenes

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“[At Hopkins] we have the best medical students and the best graduate students in the world, and then we do everything in our power to separate them,” Roy Ziegelstein, vice dean for education, told the audience at the most recent Partnering Toward Discovery event on Jan. 22. There were few in the crowd who would(...)

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Celebrating Diversity at Hopkins

Celebrating Diversity at Hopkins

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By Susana Rodriguez, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology On December 4th, Turner concourse was bustling with eager, young, and talented research trainees arriving with posters in hand, ready to discuss their scientific findings with faculty judges and meeting participants; the 3rd Annual Excellence in Diversity (EiD) Symposium was officially underway at the Johns Hopkins(...)

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Careers in Consulting, Business and Finance: What Are They Like and How Can You Launch into Them?

Careers in Consulting, Business and Finance: What Are They Like and How Can You Launch into Them?

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Recently professionals from all over the country who work in various sectors have been invited every month to the Investigating Careers and Networking (iCAN) Speaker Series at Johns Hopkins. Launched earlier this year by the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO), the speaker series offers an opportunity for panelists and students to interact in an(...)

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