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Disruptive Science

The Action-Packed Search for Stability: A Breakthrough in the Fight Against RSV

The Action-Packed Search for Stability: A Breakthrough in the Fight Against RSV

The Action-Packed Search for Stability: A...

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a major global childhood infectious disease without a vaccine, kills approximately 120,000 infants a year worldwide. It’s the most common reason infants are hospitalized. Additionally, RSV sickens millions of elderly people each year.  ...

Better, Faster, Smaller: How an Advance in Microfluidics Can Speed Up Drug Discovery

Better, Faster, Smaller: How an Advance in Microfluidics Can Speed Up Drug Discovery

Better, Faster, Smaller: How an Advance in...

Before preparing a new recipe for 20 guests at Thanksgiving, the smart cook starts small, making the dish for their immediate family to test things out before the big holiday dinner. What does a scientist do when attempting to discover a molecule that has the properties that potentially could be...

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’ Medicines Can Help

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’ Medicines Can Help

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’...

In the quest for better cancer therapies, Dr. Martin Edwards is one of the scientists on the frontlines informally known as “drug hunters.” His preoccupation these days is hunting for medicines that are more “stealthy” in their fight against cancer tumors—especially tumors that are resistant to...

How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being Used to Study the Links Between Genes and Diseases

How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being Used to Study the Links Between Genes and Diseases

How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being...

The unique genetic heritage of the Finns — marked by repeated population bottlenecks and isolation from their neighbors in northern Europe — is helping scientists embark on a search for the complex links between genes and diseases.  ...

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger Transcription Factors

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger Transcription Factors

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger...

Scientists made a surprising discovery in 1985 while studying the African clawed frog. Along the frog’s DNA, they noticed elongated loops resembling fingers that tightly gripped tiny segments of genes. They soon learned that these “zinc fingers” (so called because they’re bound by a zinc ion) are...

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 5: Success Strategies

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 5: Success Strategies

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 5:...

In the fifth of our series honoring women in science, Pfizer researchers share their advice for young women who are launching scientific careers — and for the organizations hoping to hire and keep them.  ...

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal, Part 4: Next Gen

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal, Part 4: Next Gen

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal, Part 4...

In the fourth of our series honoring women in science, Pfizer researchers share their suggestions for getting more girls interested in STEM careers.  ...

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 3: Overcoming Obstacles

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 3: Overcoming Obstacles

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 3:...

In the third of our series honoring women in science, successful women researchers reflect on their career journeys.  ...

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 2: Role Models Who Inspire 

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 2: Role Models Who Inspire 

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 2:...

In the second of our series honoring women in science, Pfizer researchers reveal who they look up to.  ...