The Science Behind the Headlines

Viruses To The Rescue?

Viruses To The Rescue?

Viruses to the Rescue? Last week, a paper in Nature Medicine described a British teenager whom doctors pulled back from the brink of death. The young woman had developed a deadly, antibiotic-resistant infection following lung surgery. The treatment? Phage therapy, in...

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The Mechanics Of Melanoma

The Mechanics Of Melanoma

The Mechanics Of Melanoma May is Melanoma Awareness Month, so this week we’re taking a deep dive into the science behind this potentially deadly cancer and how it’s treated. Melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, yet accounts for the vast...

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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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The Gut-Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis

Decoding The Gut-Brain Axis Earlier this week, a newly published study made headlines for showing a direct link between the gut microbiome and depression. For the past several years, scientists have suspected a link between bugs in the gut and neurological health....

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Wading Deeper Into Biomanufacturing

Wading Deeper Into Biomanufacturing

Wading Deeper Into Biomanufacturing Last week, we began our exploration of biomanufacturing--defining terms, introducing the different types of cells used in production, and explaining how manufacturers create cell banks to provide raw materials for the medicines some...

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Medical Devices & Diagnostics

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 they can get moving with treatment.  Early detection means a greater...

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