The prospect of helping patients is what attracted neuroscience graduate student Riley Bannon to the field of research, but this semester brought many humbling reminders that it is all too easy to lose sight of the bigger, human picture in translational research.
Perspectives in Research
Have you ever wondered why worms and fish can regenerate lost limbs while humans can’t? Read how Seth Blackshaw’s developmental neuroscience lab uses insights from zebrafish to regrow damaged eye neurons in mice.
Dec 17, 2020 No comments
Epigenetic drugs are an emerging class of cancer therapeutics. In this article, Ph.D. candidate Roshan Chikarmane introduces Foghorn Therapeutics, its co-founder, Cigall Kadoch, and the science behind their drug development program.
Dec 2, 2020 No comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare systems in many ways beyond direct care of COVID-19 patients. One disruption lies in the public health infrastructure for reporting of infectious diseases, such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Nov 25, 2020 No comments
With cold and flu season fast approaching, the push to vaccinate communities against influenza is greater than ever. Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccine trials are working furiously to release a winning candidate by the end of the year.
Nov 11, 2020 No comments
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Bernat Navarro-Serer published a new article in the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) on improving healthcare access among formerly incarcerated individuals living with addiction. This article was awarded honorable mention as part of the joint 2020 Policy Memo Competition hosted by JSPG and the National Science Policy Network. The […]
Oct 20, 2020
Next generation cancer diagnostics are poised to change the way that cancer is detected and treated. Ph.D. candidate Roshan Chikarmane shares his perspectives on the teams and technologies that are leading the charge.
Oct 5, 2020
A recent string of provocative papers blurred the line between the enforcement of academic rigor and the mob mentality of cancel culture. Science is by no means apolitical, but if we want to gain the public’s trust, we have to make it clear that we are pushing the truth, not an agenda.
Sep 28, 2020