“One’s ideas must be as broad as nature if they are to interpret nature”

~Arthur Conan Doyle

     

Recent Features

Not Forgotten.

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A little-known virus that causes cancer decades after infection has been nearly ignored since its cousin, HIV, came on the scene almost 40 years ago. My piece in Nature Medicine covers how researchers are rearing to do something about this virus that has now become a health crisis in some parts of the world.

 

Shedding Light.

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As it becomes easier and cheaper to sequence entire genomes, families of children with rare diseases are finally getting the answers they’ve been hoping for. Learn more in my piece for The Scientist Magazine.

 

The Way In.

 Read about some of the creative ways scientists are manipulating or bypassing the brain’s selective fortification, the blood-brain barrier, to get much-needed drugs to the brain in The Scientist Magazine.

 

Unexpected targets.

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For this Nature Medicine story, I spoke to researchers developing drugs that stop viruses in their tracks by targeting human cell pathways.

 

Converging strategies.

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In Nova Next, I describe the history of a little-known side effect of  cancer radiation therapy that may just be the boost immunotherapy needs to finish off solid tumors. (Runner up for the 2017 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism)