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

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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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Teaching About Vaccines — A Miracle of Modern Medicine

Teaching About Vaccines — A Miracle of Modern Medicine

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As an immunologist-to-be, few things frustrate me more than hearing of misinformed antivaccine sentiments. I have been of the opinion for some time now that education about vaccines should begin in high school to give students the tools to properly combat misinformation campaigns. Thus, when I learned that Johns Hopkins was looking for applicants to(...)

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Hypnosis: Trick or Treatment?

Hypnosis: Trick or Treatment?

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A couple of weeks ago I indulged in a morsel of nostalgia along with my fellow millennials and went to see Incredibles 2. If you’ve seen the movie, you know that the villain uses hypnosis as a weapon. When I exited the theater and stepped out into the musky night, I was in a post-movie(...)

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The F-Word in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

The F-Word in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

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A recent study, published in Nature Genetics, has found an interesting new link between the F-word and metastatic prostate cancer. Before you let your imagination run wild, this is not the four-letter F-word but the other F-word — fat. Fat is an important constituent of all living cells, as it is a critical component of(...)

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Landmark RNAi-Based Therapy Achieves Clinical Success

Landmark RNAi-Based Therapy Achieves Clinical Success

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DNA serves as a blueprint for the protein repertoire that comprises the human body and its functions. To construct these proteins while also ensuring that its DNA remains safely tucked away in the nucleus, the cell generates disposable and short-lived copies of its active genes, called messenger RNA (mRNA). An array of molecular machines then(...)

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