The Science Behind the Headlines

DNA Vaccines Explained

DNA Vaccines Explained

Last week, we overviewed vaccine development and manufacture, focusing on those that use whole pathogens to protect us from a disease. This week, we examine subunit, polysaccharide, and DNA/RNA-based vaccines, which use different strategies to fight infection. We also...

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Vaccines: Powerful Simplicity

Vaccines: Powerful Simplicity

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, governments, citizens, and healthcare workers everywhere turn their hopes to a new vaccine that will stop transmission. This WEEKLY takes a look at different types of vaccines and their manufacture, as well as what kind of...

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Biotech for Non-Scientists

Blueprint Of The Century: DNA

Blueprint Of The Century: DNA

Please enjoy this excerpt from our recently revised book, The Biotech Primer: An Insider's Guide to the Science Driving the Biopharma Industry. This book explains the science behind the industry in an accessible manner, providing the foundation needed to understand...

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Ex-cell-ent Research Partners

Ex-cell-ent Research Partners

Cells are the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms. Without them, drug development would be stuck in the bad old days before antibiotics. Researchers need squillions of these membrane-bound bundles of molecules to develop new medicines and to make...

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An Egg-cellent Idea

An Egg-cellent Idea

An Egg-cellent Idea "The incredible, edible egg." This advertising slogan created for the American Egg Board in the 1970s rings truer than ever. Here’s why: scientists at the Roslin Institute (Midlothian, Scotland), part of the University of Edinburgh, recently...

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Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease

Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease

Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease Your dad has started losing his car keys, forgetting important dates, and even more alarming —is getting lost on the way to the grocery store. You’re thinking, “Is it Alzheimer’s?” Maybe it’s time for a trip to the doctor’s...

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