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News and notes from and about our graduates.

Circling the Dome

A "quantum leap" to cure cancer, match madness, back to the future, at the pulse, an economic engine and more.

Medical Rounds

Getting pumped, new clues to Alzheimer's onset, the doctor is ... on, stents on a stick, all in the algorithm and more.

Hopkins Reader

Timothy Phelps celebrates the wonders of the natural world with two volumes of nature-inspired mandalas.

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Post-Op

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, our patients are at the center of everything we do.

Letters

This issue’s letter from the editor and reader responses.

Second Opinion

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will no longer use live animals in medical student education.

In Focus

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Biden Time to a Cure

“Immunotherapy has the potential to literally end cancer as we know it,” noted Vice President Joe Biden, who came to campus in late April to speak at the dedication of the $125 million Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Biden, who is leading the Obama administration’s cancer “moonshot,” took time to greet Johns Hopkins medical students during his visit.

Watch a video about the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Horizons

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Crowd Pleaser

“The most exciting areas of science often can’t be seen with the naked eye because the phenomena are too big or too small, too slow or too fast,” note the editors of Popular Science, who teamed up with the National Science Foundation to honor “information made beautiful” with their annual “Vizzie” awards.

This illustration by Jennifer Fairman, a Johns Hopkins faculty member in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, garnered a People’s Choice award in the 2016 Vizzies. Fairman created it at the behest of colleague Jie Xiao, who was studying E. coli bacteria. Xiao’s team had revealed the arrangement of proteins, including one called FtsZ, at the site where an E. coli bacterium divides.

Watch another award-winning entry with Johns Hopkins ties, this one an animation showing how rising ocean temperatures lead to coral bleaching, at www.hopkinsmedicinemagazine.org. Alumnus Fabian de Kok-Mercado is the video’s co-creator.

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