The Science Behind the Headlines

Breathe Easy: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF)

Breathe Easy: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF)

Every Breath You take Did you know that we breathe in and out about 22,000 times every day? It takes that much effort to obtain the oxygen we need to function. Oxygen drives cellular respiration, the process by which cells transform food into the energy our bodies...

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Breath Biopsies

Breath Biopsies

A Breath Of Fresh Air For Diagnostics In the scary world of serious illness, early detection is crucial. The sooner someone knows he has cancer or rheumatoid arthritis, for example, the sooner he can get started with treatment.  Early detection means a greater...

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Biotech for Non-Scientists

From Drug Discovery To Approval: Phase IV

From Drug Discovery To Approval: Phase IV

Pharma Finish Line: FDA Approval Last week, we focused on the final stage of clinical testing, Phase III trials, where drug developers assess the safety and efficacy of their drug in large patient groups. At the end of Phase III, drug developers face the moment of...

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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

An Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy

An Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy

A New Type of Liquid Biopsy Biopsy. It can bring to mind painful cutting, punching and poking. Thankfully, these important and potentially life-saving procedures have moved into the new millennium along with the rest of us. Liquid biopsies have become a hot area of...

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