Next-Generation CAR-T

Next-Generation CAR-T

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cells (CAR-Ts), reviewed last week, are a powerful new weapon for oncologists to use in their fight against cancer. These engineered T-cells are designed to home in on and kill malignant cells, and have proven highly effective at treating...
Gene Therapy Targets AIDS

Gene Therapy Targets AIDS

Gene Therapy Targets AIDS For many years, a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was a death sentence. It seemed unthinkable in the 1980s, but the medical community now largely treats the disease as a chronic illness. This profound shift arose...
The Many Faces Of Botox

The Many Faces Of Botox

THE MANY FACES OF BOTOX Botox.  This powerful protein has become somewhat of a meme for people of a certain age wanting to look less than that age. Botox’s applications, however, go far beyond the cosmetic, as recent industry headlines about AbbVie’s (North Chicago,...
CRISPR to the People

CRISPR to the People

CRISPR: SNIPPING AWAY AT DISEASE   CRISPR genome editing is one of the most exciting developments in biotechnology since its discovery a few years ago. Bacteria use this mechanism to destroy the DNA of invading viruses. Scientists subsequently discovered CRISPR’s...