Antibiotics have been around since the introduction of penicillin in the 1940s, but the fight against bacterial infections is far from over.
The completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP) symbolizes the entry of biology into the "big science" arena.
Telomerase, a cellular ribonucleoprotein (RNP) reverse transcriptase, is not detected in most normal human tissues but is almost universally expressed in human cancers.
Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees.
The central pillar upon which toxicological assessments are built is the dose-response relationship.
In many ways the laboratory tools we use today may remind us of computers in the late 1970s.
In the postgenomic era, there are the haves and the have-nots.
As a culture, we have difficulty letting go of the outdated notion that memory is a reliable tape recorder.
Two decades ago, in the high-flying 1980s, there was great hope for licensing newly described molecules, compounds, and targets as potential diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
To any movie buff, TM7 refers to the 1960 John Sturges movie, The Magnificent Seven, in which a 30-year-old Steve McQueen burst onto the scene fighting alongside Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, and James Coburn to defend the homes of an oppressed Mexican peasant village.