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It’s not uncommon to see huge mice running around the streets of New York City at night. Recent research done at Columbia University shows that these mice are more than just disgusting — they also carry novel disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic-resistant viruses. These bacteria include the bacteria responsible for life-threatening gastroenteritis in people.
Obesity is a leading issue in American culture. More than one in three adults in the United States are considered obese, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Low-fat diets and low-carbohydrate diets are two popular strategies for weight loss.
According to the World Health Organization, over 446 million people suffer from hearing loss worldwide. Cisplatin is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent used to treat patients with cancer, but one of the major side effects is irreversible hearing loss in up to 70 percent of patients who take the drug.
A recent study done in collaboration with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery and published in Forensic Anthropology stated that skeletal remains found on Nikumaroro Island in 1940 are likely to be the bones of Amelia Earhart.
A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine described how immune cells can be used to improve tattoo removal procedures. The study was done at the Immunology Center of Marseille-Luminy in France and led by researchers Sandrine Henri and Bernard Malissen.
Over the last several decades, scientists have noticed a steady decline in one of Antarctica’s most treasured inhabitants — the Adélie penguin. These penguins reside exclusively along the Antarctic coast, along with the emperor penguin. However, a recent study published on March 2 in the journal Scientific Reports states that a supercolony of over 1.5 million Adélie penguins has been found in a group of islands off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula
An individual’s high school grades may do more than just get him into college.
A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology stated that a student’s interest in high school academics is strongly tied to income 50 years later.
CRISPR-Cas9 is a molecular genetic method that allows scientists to cut DNA at specific sites of the genome. Traditionally, the technique has been used in animal models to delete certain genes from the DNA in order to attack viruses or correct genetic defects.
When Thomas Edison made the first demonstration of an incandescent light bulb in 1879, the world was amazed by the idea of cheap, electrical illumination.
Over Halloween weekend, students gathered in the Mattin courtyard to drop pumpkins off the second floor balcony, make their own masks and engage in some intense gaming competitions. The annual game night was hosted by the Digital Media Center (DMC), a multimedia lab space that serves as an equipment, printing, software and knowledge resource for students on campus.
In the United States 9.4 percent of the population suffers from diabetes, affecting over 30 million people. The disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes is $245 billion. Clearly diabetes is no small issue.
Stem cells are special cells in our body that have the potential to develop into many different types of cells during proliferation. A stem cell divides by producing a new cell with the potential either to remain a stem cell or to become a cell with a more specialized function such as a muscle cell, a brain cell or a red blood cell.
According to a recent report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), America’s obesity rate has once again reached an all-time high. The report was published by statisticians last week and demonstrates that nearly four in ten American adults have body mass indexes (BMIs) in the obese range.
Diabetics are commonly told to avoid candy and other sugary foods. In fact, most diabetics are put on a strict diet and closely monitor their sugar intake by taking glucose tests multiple times a day.
Coffee has been an age-old medical toss up: Physicians and researchers alike have been debating the effects of the drink on human health for decades. Today, coffee has a generally positive reputation among nutritionists, but it hasn’t always been this way. In the 1600s, some people believed thatcoffee causes impotence, and in the mid-1800’s, rumors went around that coffee could make you go blind and stunt your growth.
On Friday Aug. 25, an unrelenting storm tore across the east side of Houston. Named “Hurricane Harvey,” the catastrophe left thousands of Texans homeless and forced to evacuate to emergency shelters.
1. Eat a whole funnel cake at Spring Fair (the largest run student fair in America).
It is a common presumption that eating salty foods will make people thirsty. However, there have been no published studies to prove this phenomenon.
You’ll know it when you see one. We sit in the front row of every class, answer every (rhetorical) question, flood review sessions and the 6 p.m. JHMI shuttle and follow professors around like lost puppies until we’re sure they’ll write us a letter of recommendation. Hopkins is our battleground, and we are feared and despised by our peers and faculty alike.
Researchers at Stanford University have recently used computerized synapses to recreate brain networks.