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Animal models, especially mice, are customarily used to study disease pathology, but it is a somewhat controversial practice in terms of cost, ethical aspects and predictivity for humans. The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) in the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a part of the effort to move away from vertebrate medical research. To that end, they recently received a grant of almost $850,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
To understand the workings of the ‘body’ of the universe, it is necessary to understand its skeleton: dark matter. Enter Tommi Tenkanen, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, who recently proposed a mathematical calculation to support the claim that dark matter predates the Big Bang.
Perhaps one would not consider a biological cell membrane a material that can be engineered. But for Kalina Hristova, it is.
It is difficult to neatly pigeonhole Veena Das’ research endeavors. A Kreiger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Das is a scholar of Indian anthropology, the anthropology of violence and social suffering and ways of producing knowledge.
Effective communication is one of the hallmarks of scientific research. In light of this, the Rho Psi chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) National Biological Honor Society hosted a poster session on Friday. Students majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Hopkins had the opportunity to present their research to their peers.
Wings, a student group aiming to improve menstrual health and hygiene, and Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU), a student group advocating for increased awareness of rape culture and sexual violence, hosted a panel titled “Health Justice, Policy and Equity” on Wednesday. The panelists discussed barriers to menstrual and sexual health equity and the policies surrounding those topics.
Ever since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. last year, gun control has been at the center of political debate. Though millions have marched for their lives, countless town halls have been held, and thousands more lives have been lost to gun violence in the U.S. since Feb. 14, 2018, minimal steps have been taken to address this issue.
Kevin Lewis’ most recent project was to use gravity to “weigh a mountain” on Mars.
David Grusky, a professor of sociology at Stanford University, led a discussion about current research on socieoeconomic inequality in the U.S. and moderated a workshop on social policy and inequality on Thursday, March 28. Grusky also serves as the director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.
The University announced on Thursday that it will offer students the option to add their campus identification cards, J-Cards, to their Apple Wallet. Students can now use their iPhones or Androids in any instance where they would traditionally use their J-Card.
The Osler Medical Symposium and Conversations in Medicine co-hosted an event titled “Hand, Face, Genital Transplants” on March 22. The two organizations are student-run lecture series focused on issues in health care and medicine.
Fifty people were killed in two consecutive shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. In the wake of the shootings, the Johns Hopkins University Muslim Association (JHUMA) hosted a vigil on Sunday evening to stand in solidarity with those affected by the violence.
Candidates for the Student Government Association (SGA) executive election discussed their platforms at a debate on Tuesday. This year, two tickets are running — Hop Forward and Change. Junior Claire Gorman is running independently for executive vice president.
In a statement issued on Feb. 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against using robotically-assisted surgical devices in surgeries like mastectomies and other cancer-related illnesses that specifically affect women’s health.
Beatrice Fihn, the executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), discussed nuclear disarmament during the third Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) event on Wednesday.
The Trump administration submitted a rule to bar groups which offer abortions or provide abortion referrals from partaking in Title X funding. It was first introduced in May 2018 and was submitted on Feb. 7 to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for final review.
Last Friday Hopkins affiliates and Baltimore residents traveled to Annapolis to testify both for and against legislation that would allow Hopkins to create a private police force.
A soda tax may be an effective way to curb rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Epidemiological clinical studies have shown that females are especially vulnerable to drug addiction and relapse. More specifically, females are more likely to transition to addiction soon after their first drug use and relapse, and they have greater cue-induced cravings for drugs.
LGBTQ Life and the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA) held a dinner to celebrate their second Show Your Love visibility campaign on Valentine’s Day.