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Masha Savelieff is a professional freelance scientific writer. She began her science career in chemistry at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where she earned her BSc and MSc degrees. She then went on to receive her PhD, also in chemistry, from the University of Illinois in 2008. Masha then branched out into biology and biomedical research by completing her postdoctoral training in Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Michigan. Finally, she widened her biology experience in cancer research and metabolic disease, also at U-M. Masha now writes full-time on a breadth of scientific topics.


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Advances in Cell Line Development To Enhance Biotherapeutic Production

This article will discuss the development of cell lines for biotherapeutic production and will touch on key considerations, such as future manufacturability.
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Liquid Biopsy: Reading the Signs of Disease From Biofluid

Liquid biopsy is a novel diagnostic tool, which seeks for signs of disease from various biofluids. This article will explore recent developments in the liquid biopsy field and the impact they are making on patients.
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New Frontiers in Freezing: Cryopreservation Advances

This article will discuss the challenges associated with cryopreservation and recent developments in the field.
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Host Cell Protein Analysis: From Process to Advances to Future

Host cell proteins can prove problematic for the development of novel biopharmaceuticals. In this article, we will highlight some of the latest advances in host cell analysis strategies and how they are being implemented.
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Advances in Cell Models: An Expansive Menu of Choices

Download this listicle to learn more about the reasons to utilize advanced cell models, how these models are developed, their available formats and the application of such models.
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Cell Signaling in Cancer: Communicating Recent Advances

Download this listicle to learn how abberant cell signaling can impact proliferation, metabolism, the cell cycle, DNA repair, apoptosis and angiogenesis.
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Developing Nanobodies and Antibodies Against SARS-CoV-2

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in scope, researchers have met this challenge by developing a suite of preventive and therapeutic strategies to combat the virus. This article explores the development of nanobody- and antibody-based therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2.
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Immune Response in COVID-19: Pathophysiology Mechanisms to Therapeutics

This article will review the intersection between the COVID-19-induced cytokine storm with dysfunctional immune function in older age as well as leveraging the immune system for drug development.
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Cancer Drug Discovery: A Molecular Journey to Targeted Treatment

Cancer drug discovery has made great advances since its earliest steps. Cytotoxic drugs affect healthy cells, as well as the tumor, and thus give rise to a multitude of side effects. To counter this, the focus has shifted to targeted approaches that exploit molecular characteristics that are unique to the tumor.
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The Tumor Microenvironment: Local Effects With Widespread Consequences

In this article, we explore the tumor microenvironment (TME), immune infiltration, particularly macrophages, as well as epigenetically-regulated metabolic rewiring.
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