Human & Animal Health Blog Posts

How Can We Cut and Repair Defective Genes?

September 07, 2020
How Can We Cut and Repair the Defective Genes?

by Marwa Zafarullah

Advanced genome editing tools improve our ability to cut and repair the defective genes responsible for various diseases in human beings, along with the generation of animal models and agricultural applications. Now the questions are, how does genome editing work? What are the platforms and applications? What are the challenges faced?

How Do Antibody Therapies Work?

August 11, 2020
How Do Antibody Therapies Work?

by Jed Bassein

Over the last ~5-10 years, the biomedical field has seen a revolution in biologics through the use of antibody therapeutics. In this blog, I wanted to discuss what antibodies are, how the immune system uses them to combat infections, and how we use them for medical applications and therapeutics.

Biomarker Development: A Tool to Prevent Neurodegenerative Disorders

July 16, 2020
Biomarker Development: A Tool to Prevent Neurodegenerative Disorders

By Marwa Zafarullah

Identification and validation of reliable biomarkers can improve diagnosis, monitor therapeutic response, and guide the development of targeted therapies for neurodegenerative disorders. Now the questions are, what are these biomarkers? How can we develop them? What are the challenges faced?

COVID-19 Vaccines: What is Being Developed?

July 02, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccines: What is Being Developed?

by Jed Bassein

With cases on the rise, I want to discuss some of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. When will a COVID-19 vaccine be available? What is the science behind the vaccine technology? And how safe will it be once its ready?