ABE Blog

The ABE blog covers biotech and biotech-education news and trends in and beyond the ABE community. Topical posts often include student activities. 

Slivers in Time: Student Experiences with Pandemic Learning

May 16, 2022

Masks, sanitizer, a special ring, signature sunglasses, family photos, a laptop charger—these were some of the items that students listed they would…

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Cleaning Up Past Perceptions of Chemistry

April 20, 2022

Chemistry often gets a bad reputation. While it can be blamed for some environmental problems, says Oliver Thiel, that’s not the whole story; this…

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Getting to Know Industry: Beyond the Tour

April 18, 2022

It was one of the most memorable moments for ABE in 2018—coming together as a community at Amgen Dun Laoghaire in Ireland, seeing the very latest in…

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Tattoos and the Immune System: More Than Skin Deep

April 12, 2022

Tattoos are a form of body modification where ink is inserted into the skin to create words and art. Tattoos have long been a form of self- and…

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PCR: The Gold Standard of COVID Tests

March 16, 2022

In 2019, scientists first became aware of a new virus that was spreading in China. The disease, soon recognized as a coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2),…

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Practical Internships Build Skills

March 1, 2022

Work experience allows young adults to learn key skills and explore industries that may be of interest to them, whether in the biosciences or…

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Creating Community-Driven Genomic Data for Native Peoples

March 3, 2022

While pursuing a PhD in cancer biology, Krystal Tsosie had a stark realization: that the therapeutics she might ultimately develop may not in the end…

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Can Mushrooms Cure Disease?

February 25, 2022

When many people think of fungi, they simply think mushroom. However, Kingdom Fungi is a vast and diverse group of eukaryotic organisms found…

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