Lisa Learman, a Ph.D. candidate in cellular and molecular medicine, is among the winners of The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation 2020 essay contest. Read her award-winning essay about scientist Barbara McClintock, whose approach to science inspired Learman to “embrace complexity and diverse perspectives in science to arrive at a more complete truth.”
Ever wonder what science has to say about the Loch Ness monster? One JHU student uses her computational genomics skills to find some surprising results.
Biology is a vast and rapidly evolving field. The science of life ranges from studying the physical and chemical interactions of molecules to mapping a… Read More »Drowning in Data: New Challenges in Modern Biology
How does spaceflight change the human body? Scientists have known for many years that traveling to space leads to cellular changes. Spaceflight can weaken bones,… Read More »Johns Hopkins Scientists Examine the Effect of Spaceflight on the Human Body
“What kind of dog is that?” In the year and a half since I adopted my lovable mutt, I have been asked the same question… Read More »What Kind of Dog is That?: Evaluating a Breed ID Test
On May 3, I and four other Johns Hopkins students volunteered with the Personalized Genetics Education Project, or pgEd, at a congressional briefing titled “Enduring… Read More »How Genetics Can Inform Future Missions to Mars
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) among middle and high school students had tripled in… Read More »E-Cigarette Vapors Linked to DNA Damage
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,… Read More »Johns Hopkins Scientists Uncover Link Between Inflammation and Autoimmune Disorders