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Hitting a Wall

Hitting a Wall

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

More often than not, people come to a point in their academic careers where they hit a wall; some of us just do it more literally than others. What started out as a strange niche sport for people living on the fringe of society has quickly become a fast-growing sport in America. The first indoor(...)

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Johns Hopkins Offers Training Flexibility Through Its M.D./M.B.A. Program

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has well-known dual-degree programs, the most famous of which are the M.D./M.P.H and M.D./Ph.D tracks. However, yet another dual-degree program has been in the works over the past several years: the school of medicine and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School have created a five-year combined M.D./M.B.A. program.(...)

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Solving the Scientific Reproducibility Crisis

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

In an ideal world, reproducibility is a cornerstone of scientific research. The scientific method should provide conclusions that are as close to the truth as possible. In reality, reproducibility of results is a constant worry in scientific research. According to a recent survey by Nature, scientific irreproducibility is at a crisis level. The inability to(...)

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Prostate Cancer Therapy Linked to Depression

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A recent study by researchers from Harvard, MD Anderson and Weill Cornell, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed an association between a common treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer and clinical depression. These results are part of a broader conversation about how prostate cancer is treated and could impact the way that clinicians(...)

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The Biggest Loser and the Skinny on Obesity

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Many years ago when hunting and gathering was the means to survival, the ability to shore up vast amounts of caloric intake as body fat conferred an evolutionary advantage. The thinking goes that this adaptive mechanism of storing excess energy allowed some individuals to survive long enough during periods of food scarcity to pass on(...)

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Updated Department of Labor Rules Will Impact Postdoctoral Researcher Salaries This December

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The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new rules on overtime wages, raising the yearly salary limit for which overtime pay must be provided to $47,476. This executive branch decision may have broad implications for academia among other industries as postdoctoral researchers were specifically identified as being affected by this ruling. Postdoctoral researchers typically perform(...)

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