Why Winners Keep Winning

Why Winners Keep Winning

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

You are on a roll. In the morning, you delivered a compelling business proposal. You were the center of attention at lunch and your colleagues loved your witty remarks. In the afternoon meeting, you stood your ground and brilliantly defended your case with irrefutable arguments. When it’s your day, you feel invincible. What gives you(...)

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Advancing Glioblastoma Research: A Tale of Two Superheroes

Advancing Glioblastoma Research: A Tale of Two Superheroes

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Glioblastoma research is similar to superhero film plots. How, you may ask? If each superhero represents a different treatment drug, then we as researchers want to cause destruction of the cancer cells with the least number of superheroes possible. This is because we wouldn’t want patients to need to take a large cocktail of treatments(...)

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Developing a Laboratory Model for Inclusion Body Myositis

Developing a Laboratory Model for Inclusion Body Myositis

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If you were diagnosed with a disease, there are two questions you would immediately want answered: 1. How can we treat it? 2. What caused the disease? Those two questions are the foundation of my Ph.D. thesis. I study a muscle disease called inclusion body myositis (IBM), which is sometimes referred to as the “Alzheimer’s(...)

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Hidden Talent at Hopkins

Hidden Talent at Hopkins

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Stepping into the Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building (AMEB), you can always count on Aisha to brighten your day. Born and raised in Baltimore, Aisha has worked at Johns Hopkins since 2009, and recently changed positions from security first class officer to interim administrative assistant. Everybody knows and loves Aisha, who greets each(...)

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The Beginning and End of an Era

The Beginning and End of an Era

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Medical school curriculum has traditionally been split into two halves: preclinical and clinical years. Preclinical years generally include the first two years of medical school, when topics including anatomy, biochemistry and organ system-based physiology, pharmacology and pathology are taught in lecture halls. At most schools, clinical years encompass the last two years of medical school,(...)

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A New Blood Test Tries to Detect Cancer Sooner

A New Blood Test Tries to Detect Cancer Sooner

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A patient develops symptoms that cannot be explained. The doctor orders a myriad of tests to discern the cause. If cancer is suspected, the patient may go through a painful and sometimes invasive biopsy procedure to sample the tissue in question. But what if a simple blood draw could be used instead? This is the(...)

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Fresh or Frozen Embryos? Equal Live-Birth Rates Among Infertile Women

Fresh or Frozen Embryos? Equal Live-Birth Rates Among Infertile Women

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About 40 years ago (July 1978), Louise Joy Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital in England, weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces. This birth may sound like any ordinary baby story, but the conception and delivery of Louise, the first human conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), symbolized the possibility of having children for women(...)

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Do You Want to Write For Us?

Do You Want to Write For Us?

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Do you blog? Journal? Write in your spare time? Are you interested in pursuing communications at any level in parallel with your professional training? We need you! Biomedical Odyssey: Adventures from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is a newsfeed dedicated to showcasing the accomplishments of the students, postdocs, residents and fellows here at the Johns(...)

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Mental Health on the Reservation: Native American Teens and Toxic Stress

Mental Health on the Reservation: Native American Teens and Toxic Stress

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Toxic stress is everywhere. As a pediatrician in Baltimore City, I acknowledge the elephant in the exam room at nearly every appointment. Abuse. Neglect. Domestic violence. Toxic stress is a term used to describe the repeated experience of adverse childhood events without positive interpersonal relationships to buffer the ongoing trauma. As a result, children in(...)

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