The Green New Deal is the first plan in Congress that acknowledges the magnitude of the climate change crisis and draws two main bases for further policy proposals: what America has to do and how to protect people from such a drastic transition.
Events and Happenings
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
“Kidneys…relax…” I know where my kidneys are located thanks to my anatomy classes, but how would I make them relax, and do I even want them to relax? They fulfill a pretty crucial physiological role. These and many other thoughts came to mind as I sat during a guided, progressive relaxation mediation organized by medical […]
Aug 30, 2019
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 […]
Aug 22, 2019
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 […]
Aug 8, 2019
The explosion of digital health interventions has prompted significant investment. As the industry has begun to mature, substantial effort has been made to create an efficient, two-sided market — with startups on one side as sources of innovation, and enterprises on the other as drivers of large-scale impact. To get a sense of current trends […]
Jul 17, 2019
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 […]
Jun 6, 2019
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 […]
May 31, 2019