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Happy 30th Birthday to the Nathans Lab!

Happy 30th Birthday to the Nathans Lab!

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The big 30 — it’s a birthday the average person approaches with considerable trepidation, but the laboratory of Jeremy Nathans is far from average. On July 27, the Nathans Lab held a seminar to celebrate its 30 years of research at Johns Hopkins and to pay homage to the people who have made that research(...)

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Hopkins Medical Students Shape National Health Policy Through the AMA

Hopkins Medical Students Shape National Health Policy Through the AMA

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The American Medical Association, or AMA, is the largest association of physicians and medical trainees in the United States. This organization has also established itself as one of the most powerful political lobbying groups in the country, ranking third in dollars spent for this purpose over the last 20 years. Additionally, the AMA has a(...)

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On How and Why Science Is Political

On How and Why Science Is Political

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Should science be political? Trick question — science is inherently political because the vast majority of science is funded through the federal government. So, if you don’t relish the idea of competing against your peers for an increasingly shrinking pool of grant money, it’s important to care about the process by which money is federally(...)

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Titan Titin: When Mutations in the Largest Known Protein Affect the Heart

Titan Titin: When Mutations in the Largest Known Protein Affect the Heart

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“We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself.” — Paul Dudley White (1886–1973), Chief Consultant, National Heart Institute For the second installment of the Heart, Lung and(...)

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