Breaking Down Drug Metabolism

Breaking Down Drug Metabolism

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 what comes after the swallow....
The Mechanics Of Melanoma

The Mechanics Of Melanoma

Despite restricted access to parks and beaches due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere continue to seek solace in outdoor activities, enjoying a walk through the neighborhood or a cold drink on a hot afternoon in a sunny backyard. Fresh air and sunlight are...
Neoantigen Cancer Vaccines

Neoantigen Cancer Vaccines

The Elusive Cancer Vaccine Like unicorns, the fountain of youth and calorie-free chocolate, cancer vaccines have long proven elusive. But the emergence of a new crop of biotech companies makes it clear that a cancer vaccine is no myth. The latest advances in genomics...
The ABCs Of Hepatitis

The ABCs Of Hepatitis

Hepatitis Viruses Explained Curing disease is serious business. Lou Reed, the infamous leader of the rock band Velvet Underground, died in 2013 of complications from hepatitis C and liver disease. Death is the most profound fear for people living with hepatitis C, but...
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

A Killer(-T) Nobel Prize In Medicine On October 1, James Allison, now at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Tasuku Honjo, now at Kyoto University, won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The two scientists discovered the basis for today’s...