There are billions of cells in our bodies, each with their own characteristics and functions. To function together, cells need to communicate; during the evolution of multi-cellular organisms, cells have developed communication systems of exceptional complexity. These systems govern every level of communication, and together they dictate cell function…
Cell and gene therapies (CGTs) have gained increasing traction over recent years, as they address significant unmet clinical needs such as cancer therapies and rare genetic diseases. The hope for CGTs is that they not only become novel therapies for diseases with little to no treatment options, but also that they become curative, enabling replacement of life-long treatments of chronic conditions.
After over a year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and is showing no signs of slowing down. It has proven that despite the development of our world on all fronts, we were ill-equipped to handle a pandemic. Somehow, it feels as though we have been one step behind the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the beginning. Although our battle with the virus isn’t over yet, there is a light at the end of the tunnel