Blogs for October 2022

Is Monkeypox Still A Threat?

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 08:15
Monkeypox Graphic Banner.

By Jamshed Arslan, Pharm D, PhD


Monkeypox is not deadly like its cousin, smallpox, nor is it as contagious as COVID-19. Yet, it continues to scare the world. In May 2022, a multinational outbreak of a contagious pox (rupture of skin and mucous membrane) was in the news and by July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern”. People’s memory of fatal but now eradicated...

NPC1: A Potential Target For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 09:15
Immunocytochemical analysis of NPC1 in HeLa cells.

By Natalia Gurule, PhD


Breast Cancer is a Heterogeneous Disease

Breast cancer is the most frequently identified malignancy in women, accounting for 30% of diagnosed cases of cancer in women in the US annually.1 Although it is so prevalent, 70-80% of patients with early stage, non-metastatic disease experience cures. By contrast, the 5-year survival rate for metastatic breast cancer is 29%.2 Molecularly, breast cancer can be separated into 5 subtypes: Luminal A, Luminal B, Luminal B-like, HER2+, and Triple-...

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