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. 

Doctors in surgery

Ethical Questions Around Transplanted Organ Distribution

June 12, 2022

Worldwide, over 100,000 people receive life-saving organ transplants every year. Unfortunately, many people still die while awaiting transplant. In…

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Personal Reflections on a Professional Learning Course

June 6, 2022

It’s not often that one finishes a professional learning course fully satisfied, with the awareness of having spent one’s time well. Today that…

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When Chance Encounters and Creative Curiosity Carve a Unique Path

May 25, 2022

"Your life doesn't have to be set in stone based off what you know when you're 18 years old; you will evolve, develop, and grow." —Ingrid Rulifson  …

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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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green chemistry leaders at Amgen

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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Teachers taking tour of Amgen

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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colorful arm tattoos

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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Boy COVID Test

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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