Ever wonder how football is linked to degenerative brain disease? Find out here. Also, learn about novel biomarkers for traumatic brain injury (TBI), the current state of TBI research, and promising new approaches for developing a robust diagnostic tool. Discover tests currently used to diagnose TBI and read about unusual techniques used to develop reliable biomarkers.
R-loops are being investigated as potential therapeutic targets for cancer. Find out what they are, how they form, how their formation is controlled by our cells, and, above all, their potential as therapeutic targets.
How well do you understand your microbiota? Dr. Allyson Byrd of Genentech, the fourth guest on Brilliant Science, is a bioinformatician focusing on parsing all the data our microbiomes have to offer. Read about the value of analyzing microbiota and how Dr. Byrd hopes to leverage the results.
Single-cell techniques offer exciting, new ways to understand personalized medicine and research. Developing these techniques at Bio-Rad is Dr. Kelly Kaihara, the third guest on Brilliant Science. Read about what makes single-cell analysis different and Kaihara’s perspective on its potential moving forward.
Immuno-oncology, or cancer immunotherapy, research focuses heavily on the various types of cells and their behavior in cancer, so the use of flow cytometry to interrogate these cells is a no brainer. See how flow cytometry fits in this growing field of research and how it can help identify new targets and improve drug design to generate more effective and safer cancer therapeutics.
Our immune systems could soon hold the key to rewriting disease and disorder treatments. Studying the inner workings of the immune system’s primary weapon, the macrophage, with the help of CRISPR is Dr. Adam Hoppe at SDSU. Read more about his exciting work and what he hopes to accomplish next.
The advent of CRISPR as a gene editing tool appears to have revolutionized drug discovery and development in a very short time. CRISPR-Cas9 technology is also being utilized to target HIV, to mutate or cut out the provirus. Read about what’s new in potential treatments for HIV and the challenges facing the industry.
On the scientific horizon are possibilities of curing genetic disorders and altering disease management — all because of CRISPR. Investigating exciting approaches to reversing the effects of muscular dystrophy with the help of CRISPR is Dr. Chengzu Long at NYU. Read more about his life, his work, and where he sees CRISPR going next.
In this podcast, biosimilar key opinion leader Dr. Paul Rhyne provides an overview of the current state of biosimilars and their global impact. Leveraging his 20+ years of experience in developing biologics, he discusses how cost and patient access play a big role in this new field of research.