Lessons from the Wards

Lessons from the Wards

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

At the end of May, I finished graduate school and resumed medical school. Returning to clinical rotations with a fresh perspective, I have been able to more clearly reflect on the many lessons we learn from everyday interactions with patients, caregivers and colleagues. I would like to share a few valuable lessons. My first rotation(...)

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The Universal Lab Language

The Universal Lab Language

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

On the floor where I work in the preclinical teaching building at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, there are a variety of postdoctoral fellows, students, technicians and faculty from all over the world. We have postdoctoral fellows from China, Portugal and Israel, and graduate students from Germany, Canada and Taiwan. You can always(...)

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A New Animal Model for Bad Decisions

A New Animal Model for Bad Decisions

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Humans are constantly making decisions about how to spend time, yet we are pretty terrible at doing so effectively. We sit through boring movies, stay in line at a crowded restaurant and continue to pursue low-return projects, because we simply cannot bear to see the time we have already invested in these activities go to(...)

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The Organization of Student Representatives: A Student Government of Medical Education

The Organization of Student Representatives: A Student Government of Medical Education

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is well known to premedical students. Founded in 1876, the AAMC — comprised of all 151 accredited U.S. medical schools and 17 Canadian medical schools — is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates medical school applications, the Medical College Admission Test and the Electronic Residency Application Service, which is(...)

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Open Access: Making Scientific Findings Available to All

Open Access: Making Scientific Findings Available to All

Posted by  | A Day in the Life, Perspectives in Research

Most would agree that a principal goal of scientific research is to enhance society’s understanding of the world around us. In biomedical research, we are particularly interested in discovering the workings of the body to find better treatments for disease and enact better guidelines and policies for healthy living. A crucial element of this endeavor(...)

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Do You Want to Write for Us?

Do You Want to Write for Us?

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Our medical students, residents, postdocs and fellows have a lot to share — from daily life in the classroom, tips on surviving residency, new research that is pushing the boundaries of science and patient care, to the best places to grab a bite in Baltimore, they share it here. If you have a love of(...)

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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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The Science of Snoring

The Science of Snoring

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

There are few disciplines in science and medicine as broadly important, or as inherently relatable, as the study of sleep. During the annual Johns Hopkins Sleep and Circadian Research Day, a disparate group of clinicians, epidemiologists, geneticists and basic researchers gather to share posters and present new findings at the vanguard of sleep research on(...)

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Using Our Inside Voices as Scientists

Using Our Inside Voices as Scientists

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It’s hard to change people’s minds. Controversial topics such as climate change and vaccines are not exempt from our inherent obstinateness. Scientists assume the solution to persuasion is more effective communication. A wealth of podcasts, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels are dedicated to the digestion and dissemination of scientific information. Even Bill Nye attempts to “save(...)

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