Biochemistry Ph.D. Alumnus Combines Interest in Science, Humanities in Career as Patent Agent

Dan Blasiole’s career is a synthesis of his two intellectual passions: the sciences and the humanities. After honing his science knowledge with a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the lab of professor Alan Attie, he found the perfect combination of these two interests as a patent agent. Originally from Pennsylvania, he attended Franklin and Marshall College …

Screen Using Blood-based Fingerprints for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have identified blood-based fingerprints – human protein markers – associated with the pre-cancerous forms of colon cancer that are most likely to develop into disease. They say their findings are a promising start to what could ultimately lead to a new blood test for the cancer. The lab of …

Relieving Two Headaches with One Process

With a new method to synthesize a popular pain-relieving medication from plants rather than fossil fuels, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to relieve two headaches at once. A team led by John Ralph, a professor of biochemistry and Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) faculty member at the University of …