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5 (bio)-science trends to look out for in 2018

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What this is not, is an exhaustive list, as technological advancement has translated into a lot of development in health and science. What it is, however, is a list of things I intended to write on towards the end of 2017 but the universe rolled on too fast.

In no particular order:

  1. CAR-T therapy 

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The drugs you use

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Growing up, Calpol was just about the tastiest spoonful of anything you could have when your fever spiked as a child. No? Okay. I gather there are sugar-free options lately, the banes of living in the 21st century. We substitute good old sugarcane pulp with synthetic flavor enhancers and term ourselves emancipated.

We pop painkillers, purchase that prescription drug the doctor scribbled for you, get vaccinated and carry on with life without giving a thought into how and why they landed in the market. Drug development is an expensive and intricate process that spans 12-15 years. For purposes of clarity, the word drug here refers to a legal substance for medicinal use, not recreational. Continue reading “The drugs you use”