John Huang


John Huang is a undergraduate senior attending University of California, Berkeley and earning a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, emphasis in Immunology. While pursuing an undergraduate degree, he also works as a research assistant in University of California, San Francisco during the weekdays. For the future, he hopes to pursue research for a few years after college, understanding how the immune system works and ultimately contribute to active research!

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Long ago, a Greek hero named Odysseus found a way to win the Greek war against Troy. By constructing and gifting a gigantic wooden horse, now known as the Trojan horse, the Greeks sought to formally admit their defeat. The gift, however, was a ploy to open the impenetrable city gates to the Greek soldiers … Read More

Humans can only hear frequencies within the limited range of 20 Hz and 20,000 Hz, meaning that there are a host of sounds that we cannot hear. An example of a sound we cannot hear but other animals can is a dog whistle. These instruments emit an ultrasonic sound that is inaudible to the human … Read More

It would be impossible to have made it through the last year without hearing about the dangers of Ebola. Luckily, a battle against one of the scariest diseases in the 21st century was won! An Ebola vaccine has recently been created that effectively prevents the Zaire strain (ZEBOV) of Ebola. There are currently five identified … Read More

In a human cell, there are two main places where DNA is located. The first location is in the more familiar nucleus, where DNA acts as a complete library of how to build a functional human with all the instructions to build various proteins needed to keep the body running. The second lesser known location … Read More

In the past, smoking cigarettes used to be the “cool” thing to do, but eventually people realized that cigarettes contain many chemicals known to cause lung cancer. As the National Cancer Institute reports, 90% of male deaths and 80% of female deaths from lung cancer are caused by smoking. Amidst the negative health impacts and … Read More

Imagine if plant growth could be accelerated. This means more crops could be grown in a shorter period of time, increasing overall agricultural yield. Forests could be regenerated quickly to replace losses from deforestation and natural disasters. Growth of such forests would recapture the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and perhaps decrease the immense human carbon footprint … Read More

The search for everlasting youth may near its end with bowhead whales as the answer. Beginning with the question of why some animals live longer than others, scientists from the University of Liverpool looked to one of the longest living mammals: the bowhead whale. These whales are known to live up to 200 years with … Read More

Vampires may have figured out the connection between eternal life and blood long ago, but they got the drinking part wrong. Scientists conducting aging research have discovered that through the sharing of blood circulation between old and young mice by a procedure called parabiosis, the healing process of damaged organ tissue in old mice improved … Read More

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