The Science Behind the Headlines

Coming Soon? A New Biologic

Coming Soon? A New Biologic

Coming Soon? A New Biologic For the past two decades, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have dominated the biologic drugs market. Doctors use these blockbuster products for a range of diseases, including many cancers and autoimmune diseases. In addition to their...

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A Bone To Pick With Osteoporosis

A Bone To Pick With Osteoporosis

A Bone To Pick With Osteoporosis Last week, the FDA approved Evenity, Amgen’s (Thousand Oaks, CA) new osteoporosis drug. Heralded as effective at rebuilding bone, the drug promises to be an important weapon in the fight against osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the loss...

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Biotech for Non-Scientists

Breaking Down Drug Metabolism

Breaking Down Drug Metabolism

Down the Hatch! Then What? When popping a pill, how often do we think about what happens next—to the pill, or to our bodies? Maybe we assume the body welcomes any extra help to soothe our headache or control our blood pressure. This WEEKLY looks into the mystery of...

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Circadian Rhythm & Disease

Circadian Rhythm & Disease

AND THE BEAT GOES ON Earlier this week, most areas of North America and Europe observed the annual ritual of “springing forward.” People started setting their clocks ahead one hour in the U.S. in 1918. The federal government aimed to save electricity and increase...

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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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