The Many Benefits of Yoga

Posted by  | Recently Published

Cow pose. Downward-facing dog. Pigeon pose. Mountain pose. Tree pose. Warrior. If you’ve had any exposure to yoga, some of these phrases will sound familiar. The practice of yoga unifies the mind and body through coordinated breathing (pranayama), movement (asana) and meditation (dhyana), which all sound ideal and beneficial in the hectic rush of our(...)

More

Colleges Advisory Program Mentors Ensure Student Success

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

“I’m not sure I’m cut out for medical school.” The noontime chatter of the Johns Hopkins Bayview’s main cafeteria filled the silence as I struggled to come up with more words to say. A familiar burning sensation grew behind my eyes. Across the table, Dr. Janet Record, my Colleges Advisory Program advisor and mentor, sat(...)

More

Lessons Learned in Graduate School: Do the Impossible

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Part 2 in a series of posts called Lessons Learned in Graduate School. Read Part 1.  When we chose teams in gym class, I was always picked near the end — not because I didn’t have any friends, but because my friends knew I’d still be available in later rounds. I’ve described myself as pathologically(...)

More

Highlights from the 2015 American Society of Human Genetics Conference

Posted by  | Events and Happenings

As the American Society of Human Genetics concluded its 65th annual meeting in Baltimore, the air around the Johns Hopkins McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine still seems to buzz with the excitement of it all. Among the plethora of innovative research and technologies presented, the society devoted some focus to those entities whose existence is(...)

More

Fighting Obesity: A National Health Issue

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

It is no secret that weight loss is a major driver in American culture. In 2013, the U.S. weight loss market recorded a total market value of $60.5 billion1. And while there is certainly an aesthetic push behind weight loss culture, achieving a healthy weight is also incredibly important in terms of personal health. Almost(...)

More

Biomedical Illustrators: Masters of Art and Science

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

The halls of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine (AAM) serve both as a testament to the importance of medical illustration and an homage to the program’s founder, Max Brödel. In addition to being a creator and cultivator of the program, he was also the progenitor of modern medical illustration and pioneered the use(...)

More

Johns Hopkins Scientists Uncover Link Between Inflammation and Autoimmune Disorders

Posted by  | Recently Published

The human innate immune system is one of our body’s broadest defense mechanisms against infection. One familiar innate immune response we’ve all experienced is inflammation, which is a complex biological process that relies on signaling between cells stimulated by invading pathogens. A detailed mechanism of the inflammatory response has been missing until recently, when a(...)

More