Neuroscience Graduate Student Driven by How the Brain ‘Sees’

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Talking with Chanel Matney, a neuroscience graduate student in the Brown Lab, can send your mind racing in many different directions as she discusses her passions and interests and gives sage advice. A native Marylander from a family with diverse career paths ranging from medicine to performance art, Chanel is the sole basic science researcher.(...)

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Church Attendance Could Lower HIV Rates in High-Risk Women

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A potential tool to combat the HIV epidemic in Baltimore is gaining attention, and it may involve an unlikely location — the church. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Memphis School of Public Health have identified church attendance as a possible way to encourage communication about sexual(...)

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Hopkins-Engineered HPV Vaccine Wins Big in Recent Business Competitions

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This past April, the Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club (JHGCC) held its annual Biotech and Healthcare Case Competition. For the past five years, this event has served as a hands-on experience for students who are interested in pursuing careers outside academic research, including careers in both biotechnology and consulting. This year, 50 teams participated, representing(...)

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Johns Hopkins Tackles Genome Editing with CRISPR/Cas9 Symposium

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Peruse through a few articles from major journals and you’d likely come across a new buzzword: CRISPR/Cas9. Short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated nuclease 9, CRISPR/Cas9 is a novel way for researchers to manipulate and edit genomes. But gene editing is not a new concept. So what makes this system so powerful and transformative?(...)

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What I Learned: Thoughts from a Graduating Ph.D. Student

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“Every blossom exhibits an exquisite disorder of ragged petals finer than lace. But one needs a lens to judge of their beauty: it lies hidden from the power of our eyes, and menyanthes must have bloomed and passed a million times before there came any to perceive and salute her loveliness. The universe is full(...)

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Multiple Mechanisms Underlie Human Motor Learning

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How do musicians know how to move their arms and fingers — and in some cases, feet — to create beautiful chords and harmonics? How are athletes able to acquire skills that make them so awe-inspiring? How do humans generally learn a motor skill and learn how to control all of our limbs in a(...)

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