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Director of Faraday Science Communications

Joanna brings more than 20 years’ experience writing about a wide range of scientific topics in biosciences, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. After a PhD in Molecular Toxicology, Joanna began a career in science publishing, as associate editor on Drug Discovery Today and later as senior editor, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. In 2007, she joined one of the world’s largest biomedical charities, Cancer Research UK, specializing in plain language science communications for patients and the public. Joanna has been a freelance writer since 2017, covering all biomedical topics with a focus on oncology, pharmacology and drug discovery.

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Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Pharmaceutical Development

In this article, we explore how mass spectrometry imaging technology is evolving into a high-resolution spatial biology toolset to transform drug discovery and development.
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Pioneering Immuno-Oncology Through a Love of Science

This article profiles Dr. Sangeeta Goswami, a physician-scientist who is at the forefront of immunotherapy research and champions young doctors, especially women, eager to pursue similar paths.
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High-Throughput Screening: Advances, Applications and Combined Approaches

In this article, we highlight various high-throughput screening strategies being used to interrogate large libraries of compounds and hear from researchers working to further streamline specific approaches to increase speed and improve quality and accuracy.
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Five Steps Towards the Human Cell Atlas

The Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is an international consortium working towards the goal of creating an atlas of every cell type in the human body. Download this listicle to explore how the project is providing insights into pregnancy disorders, brain cell types and lung diseases.
Microfluidic devices

Advances in Organ-on-a-Chip Technology

An organ-on-a-chip is a model system containing engineered cells grown inside microfluidic chips. This article will highlight some recent advances in organ-on-a-chip technology and how they are being used to improve disease modeling and drug discovery.
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Four Top Trends in Personalized Medicine

By taking a multidisciplinary approach that integrates engineering, electronics and nanotechnology with state-of-the-art chemistry and molecular diagnostics tools, we are entering a new phase of personalized medicine. Download this listicle to learn more about the four top trends in personalized medicine.
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Advances in Biopharmaceutical Analysis

Biopharmaceuticals require careful analysis during research, development and manufacturing. In this article, we highlight some of the analytical techniques employed in biopharmaceutical analysis, and how the field is evolving to meet new challenges.
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New Analysis Tools for Detecting Food Fraud

This article will discuss current issues in food authenticity, the potential safety implications and the techniques proving pivotal in detecting and preventing fraudulent products from reaching consumers.
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Understanding Cell-to-Cell Communication in Cancer

This article explores how targeting the language of cancer cell communication could provide new ways to stop tumor growth and prevent drug resistance.
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Five Applications of Single-Cell Analysis Technologies

Download this listicle to discover recent examples of how single-cell analysis methods are driving forward research into cancer, aging, and drug discovery and development.