Monthly Archives: November 2012

Science Savvy Nov 30th 2012

Although Müller Glia aren’t neurons, they’re very important for the retina. This week’s Science Savvy imagines what one Müller Glial cell feels like when he finds out he doesn’t share the same functions as his cousins in the brain — the all important Radial Glia. We hope you enjoy this “Dear Diary” approach to developmental […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Did you know that potatoes have a deadly streak?  That pecans are good for your heart? Or that pumpkins are good for your eyes? In honor of the US Thanksgiving Holiday, Science Savvy took a break from the developmental biology topics and focused on the biology behind some of our favorite holiday dishes. So take […]

Science Savvy November 16th, 2012

With a little creative license, I can imagine a more biologically relevant version of this 90’s dance song. You know, stem cells have got the real power! In this week’s Science Savvy, we examine some evidence suggesting that glial cells, which typically serve supporting roles in nervous tissues, also serve as a reservoir of  adult […]

Science Savvy November 9th, 2012

This week’s Science Savvy takes the form of an imaginary heart-to-heart conversation between two scientists — one who claimed to isolate stem cells from a ciliary marginal zone (CMZ)-like region of the mammalian retina called the pigmented ciliary margin (PCM), and one who refuted the claim. Hope you enjoy this creative take on how science […]

BCMB News Profiles Kara’s Career Path

Tom Schaffer, reporter for BCMB News, a monthly publication by grad students in the Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology program at Johns Hopkins honored Kara by writing a piece about the ins and outs of her career path. Due to busy schedules and differences in  timezone, the interview was conducted by email, and Tom did […]

Science Savvy November 2nd 2012

If the 18th century English poet and clergyman John Newton were alive today, he would likely be shocked to hear his words “I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see”, associated with a column about the advances of science. Whereas he was using the words of Amazing Grace to […]