When asked what my majors are, I often hear the same response: “Interesting.” While I agree that Hebrew Bible and Mathematics are interesting, there are two very different connotations to that word: 1) “I’m genuinely interested in what you’re learning and would love to hear more about it,” and 2) “Why are you studying that? What do you hope to gain from it?”
After 26 years of work, the first image from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was unveiled on July 11, unveiling a slice of the distant universe to the public. The following day brought three additional images, alongside an atmospheric spectrum of the exoplanet WASP-96 b, heralding Webb’s stellar arrival.
There seems to be a stereotype going around that us STEM kids don’t know how to read. That we’re too engrossed with our mathematical proofs and cell cultures to be found between two pages of a book at Bird in Hand. From my interactions with several STEM majors, I would like to call cap on this idea.
Hopkins juniors Christopher Anchan, Sai Chandan Reddy and Sarah Syed were all awarded the 2022 Goldwater Scholarship on March 25. The scholarship is a partnership between the National Defense Education Programs and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
A research team led by Dr. Cheng-Ying Ho, associate professor in the Department of Pathology at the Hopkins School of Medicine, recently published a postmortem study on the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on olfactory tissue degeneration in the Journal of American Medical Association.
Originally, I was hoping to write this piece about student experiences with the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). However, my plans pivoted when I got in touch with Belle Hartshorn, a senior Molecular and Cellular Biology major applying to medical school this summer. Hartshorn has never taken the MCAT, and she doesn’t plan to.
The Center for Gun Violence Solutions (CGVS) was recently formed as a merger between the Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy (CGVPP) and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV). The CGVPP is known for its focus on research, while the EFSGV focuses on advocacy and community collaboration.
Astronomers are fascinated with the early universe, peering outwards in space and backward in time to the very beginnings of the cosmos. Technological advancements help further their research, including the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is specifically designed to see the earliest galaxies.
The Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund, which provides funding to Hopkins-affiliated medical groups, was recently awarded to three research teams. Each of these research teams has developed a product intended to solve some problem within the medical field. Ideally, the projects will help increase the accessibility of medical care.
Amazon and Hopkins are collaborating to create JHU + Amazon Initiative for Interactive AI (AI2AI), a joint research initiative focused on gaining deeper insights into artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing.
Researchers from Hopkins have contributed to a group that has analyzed the first complete sequence of a human genome, led by Rajiv McCoy, Michael Schatz and Winston Timp. Their work is part of the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) consortium of over 100 researchers globally.
As the pandemic enters its third year, 23% of the U.S. population remains unvaccinated, many haven’t received a booster, and vaccine misinformation continues to spread. To address these issues, researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) developed the Vaccine Information Resource Assistant (VIRA): a chatbot designed to give personal, confidential answers to over 150 questions.
A new sensor developed by researchers at Hopkins can detect communicable diseases like COVID-19, H1N1 and the Zika virus in saliva more accurately than traditional rapid tests at about the same speed.
An immunotherapy study co-authored in The New England Journal of Medicine by a Hopkins physician offers promising results for those suffering from late-stage melanoma.
PARADISE, a two-person auditory experience designed to explore the complexities of intimate partner relationships, premiered at South by Southwest on March 13, 2022.
The Hopkins, Esperanza and Loyola (HEAL) Refugee Health and Asylum Clinic opened its services to Baltimore last November. Created through a collaboration between Hopkins, the Esperanza Center and Loyola University Maryland, it is the first asylum clinic of its type in Baltimore.
Hopkins Medicine announced a $4 million donation of medical supplies to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine earlier last month following the military invasion by Russia.
David Bennett Sr., who received the world’s first genetically modified cardiac xenotransplantation (a pig heart transplant, in this case) at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, passed away on March 8.
It feels like Trisha Parayil will be in school forever. Even during her two gap years between graduating from Hopkins and applying to medical school, Parayil opted to teach high school science in Bridgeport, Conn. through Teach for America. Outside of lab experiments and grading quizzes, Parayil is also working on getting a masters from the School of Education.