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...
Pills, Peptides, & Proteins

Pills, Peptides, & Proteins

Promising Peptide Therapies   The front runners in the game of drug delivery include small molecule and large molecule drugs, but there is another class that lands right in between: peptides. Several companies, including Rhythm Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA), Kalos...
Cell Signaling Explained

Cell Signaling Explained

UNDERSTANDING THE DISEASE PROCESS Greetings from BIO 2017! It’s been a busy week here at the BIO International Convention here in San Diego, CA. At our convention booth, this year’s giveaway was our book written especially for non-scientists: The Biotech Primer: An...
Post-translational Modifications In Biotech

Post-translational Modifications In Biotech

Basic Science Meets Application “Post-translational modification” may not be a term you hear every day, but it is critically important to the biotech industry—from understanding how cancer develops to producing biologics. Breaking the term down, we know that: “post”...
100 Biotech and Drug Development Terms

100 Biotech and Drug Development Terms

Antibody: A protein produced by the immune system that binds to a specific antigen. Antibody-Drug Conjugate: An antibody that has a toxic drug, typically a chemotherapeutic agent, attached to it for target delivery to a specific tumor cell. Antigen: A foreign...
Is Genetic Variety The Spice Of Life?

Is Genetic Variety The Spice Of Life?

Understanding Basis Of Evolution Take a look at the person closest to you. Compare the color of their eyes, the texture of their hair, even the complexion of their skin to your own. Do you notice a lot of differences? Genetic variation accounts for the dissimilarities...