Thinking Outside the Brain

Thinking Outside the Brain

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Genetics began in the garden — Mendel’s pea experiments revolutionized and developed the field and principles we know and study today. Similarly, my scientific journey began with plants. In college, I studied the model organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, which is unique in its ability to thrive in total darkness, whereas most plants rely on photosynthesis. My(...)

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The Interplay of Hormones and Infectious Diseases: How Our Sex Can Impact Our Risk of Getting the Flu

The Interplay of Hormones and Infectious Diseases: How Our Sex Can Impact Our Risk of Getting the Flu

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With the long days of summer well behind us, and crunchy leaves and cool temperatures beckoning us forward, we all have to prepare for winter in our own ways. For most, hopefully, that includes getting a flu vaccine! The vaccine is an important tool in our arsenal against influenza, but unfortunately, it is not sufficient(...)

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Speaking From Experience: Advice For Residents and Fellows

Speaking From Experience: Advice For Residents and Fellows

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Biomedical Odyssey bloggers past and present share their experiences and offer advice to prospective residents and fellows. Here are a few of our favorites: Applying for Residency: Parts One, Two and Three A fourth-year medical student offers pro tips and lessons learned during the residency application process. Advice from a Senior Resident to a New(...)

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Tips on How to Choose the Right Laboratory

Tips on How to Choose the Right Laboratory

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For a graduate student or postdoc, choosing the right laboratory can be a daunting prospect. There are many factors that one must consider, but deciding which to prioritize is often challenging. Individual learning styles, interests and career goals vary vastly, so an environment perfectly suited to one person may be one where another flounders. That(...)

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Learning Through Apprenticeship: A Continued Pillar of Medical Education

Learning Through Apprenticeship: A Continued Pillar of Medical Education

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“See one, do one, teach one,” is the traditional adage by which physicians learn their trade. This apprenticeship model in medicine is often credited to William Stewart Halsted, the first surgeon-in-chief of Johns Hopkins and the founder of its surgical residency program. Although much has changed in the halls of The Johns Hopkins Hospital since(...)

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