Breakthroughs & Horizons in Bioscience

The Breakthroughs in Bioscience series illustrated key breakthroughs in biomedical research and their importance to society. It also highlighted the important role animal models play in biomedical research and discovery. Horizons in Bioscience, on the other hand, described scientific discoveries on the brink of clinical application. These one page documents are intended to supplement our longer Breakthroughs in Bioscience series.

 

Below you will find the most recent issues for both series.  Archived issues are available for download and categorized by topic:

Latest Breakthroughs in Bioscience

Cancer Immunotherapies: From Magic Bullets to Super T Cells - Immunotherapy encompasses multiple approaches, including harnessing or enhancing immune cells, hormones, and other weapons of the immune system to destroy tumor cells, as well as releasing the brakes on the immune response that tumors trigger. This new article takes the reader on a journey from the origins of using toxins to prime the body’s immune system to attack tumors through today’s advances that genetically alter immune cells to fight cancer.

 

Latest Horizons in Bioscience

Cannabis & Chronic Pain: Separating Science from Stigma – Due to its poor reputation, cannabis and cannabinoid research has languished over the past 50 years.  However, as regulations on its use are softened and scientists take a second look at its effect on the pain pathway, researchers verify its potential role in relieving chronic pain. As the opioid crisis ramps up, cannabinoids may be a useful weapon in fighting addiction while reducing pain.