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....
Unmasking Multiple Sclerosis

Unmasking Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple SCLEROSIS Awareness March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month, so this WEEKLY takes a look at the science behind the disease and some of the treatments developed for it. MS typically occurs in susceptible individuals between the ages of 20 and 50, and...
Keeping Cancer In The Crosshairs

Keeping Cancer In The Crosshairs

Keeping Cancer In The Crosshairs With Targeted Therapies One of the biggest stories in last week’s biotech news headlines was Pfizer’s (New York, NY) acquisition of Array Biopharma (Boulder, CO) for the tidy sum of $11 billion. Array specializes in targeted cancer...
Breast Cancer Subtypes

Breast Cancer Subtypes

FOUR MOLECULAR VARIANTS EXPLAINED Hearing your doctor utter the words HER2-positive, HR-positive, triple-negative, or BRCA mutation can be devastating — even for the most resilient person. Simply put, breast cancer is a complex disease. A diagnosis can be derived...