Traditionally, the term life sciences has referred to several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that describe living organisms and their organization... Read more
Physician, bioengineer and entrepreneur Sangeeta Bhatia leads a multidisciplinary lab that searches for novel ways to understand, diagnose and treat human disease. Her target: the two-thirds of deaths due to cancer that she says are fully preventable. She breaks down complex nanoparticle science and shares her dream for a radical new cancer test that could save millions of lives.
By Laurie McGinley
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Close Up 2016 project has collected over 80 striking images of cancer-related cells, tissues and molecules from researchers at two dozen of the nation's leading cancer centers. These images represent important frontiers in cancer research, using cutting-edge molecular microscopy techniques.
Life sciences is a wide and dynamic field that is being energized by other disciplines. The boom that has been already observed in the bio-medical domain is extending to other areas of life sciences, accompanied by many career opportunities and more exciting challenges for educational institutions.
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