The Science Behind the Headlines
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...read more
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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...read more
Biotech for Non-Scientists
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...read more
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...read more