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By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Mar 11, 2020

Search & Destroy: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells (CAR-T)

Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted, with permission from Biotech Primer. The original version appeared in the Biotech Primer WEEKLY. To subscribe to the Biotech Primer WEEKLY, click here. The first (and so far, only) chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies—tisagenlecleucel and axicabtagene ciloleucel were approved in 2017, and…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Jan 29, 2020

Spotlight on Macular Degeneration

Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Biotech Primer WEEKLY newsletter. To subscribe to the WEEKLY, visit www.weekly.biotechprimer.com. Spotlight on Macular Degeneration Getting old is for the birds. Time has its way with nearly every part of us: skin, hair, muscles. Few changes are more alarming,…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Jun 5, 2019

First in Class Migraine Approval

Editor’s Note: June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Medical experts don’t fully understand what causes migraines, making the condition difficult to diagnose and treat. This week, Real World Health Care delves into the science behind migraine and its treatment, with this article written by Emily Burke of Biotech…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Feb 13, 2019

NASH: Fighting a Silent Epidemic

Consider the liver. It’s just one of the jumble of stuff inside that makes us tick, right? What do you really know about it though—other than it’s “vital?” In fact, the liver is your largest internal organ, and plays vital roles in neutralizing toxins, fighting infections, manufacturing proteins and hormones,…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Oct 18, 2017

The Multiple Myeloma Landscape

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Biotech Primer Weekly. For more of the science behind the headlines, please subscribe. Multiple myeloma is a cancer formed by a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. These cells are the antibody-producing cells of our immune system and play a…more.

Categories: General, Multiple Myeloma
By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  May 9, 2017

The Mechanics of Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. This article originally appeared in the Biotech Primer WEEKLY. For more on the science behind the headlines, subscribe.  Melanoma 101  Melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, yet accounts for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths (skincancer.org). If detected early…more.

Categories: General, Melanoma
By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Jan 18, 2017

A Big Pain

Editor’s Note: This article in our pain management series originally appeared in Biotech Primer Weekly. For more of the science behind the headlines, please subscribe. The Science Behind Opiods The opioid addiction epidemic gained attention at the highest levels of U.S. policy circles this past year, as presidential candidates that…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Sep 21, 2016

Breaking Down Lung Cancer

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Biotech Primer Weekly. For more of the science behind the headlines, please subscribe. The hit TV series Breaking Bad featured anti-hero Walter White, who starts out as a sympathetic character: a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher with a nagging cough that turns out…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Jul 20, 2016

Attacking All Angles of Alzheimer’s

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Biotech Primer Weekly. For more information on the science behind the headlines, please subscribe. Alzheimer’s disease ranks as one of the toughest nuts to crack within drug discovery and development. Current treatments merely manage symptoms, so finding a better solution becomes more and…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Apr 27, 2016

The Central Nervous System: A Brief Primer

The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and the spinal cord. It sends and receives information from the peripheral nervous system—the vast network of nerves that feed into every tissue of the body. These signals enable voluntary and involuntary movement, and allow the brain to process and interpret…more.

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