Author Archive: Tracy Cooley

Tracy Cooley

Tracy serves as the Director of Events Communications and handles all communications for BIO’s events and emerging company policy issues. She loves blogging and podcasting on all things biotech and believes in the great potential of the industry, looking for every opportunity to spread the message far and wide. Nearly everyone in her family is a golfer, and as such, she has what many people have called a “natural” swing. Sometimes she even hits the ball. Tracy just finished her ninth marathon, and has nearly mastered the skill of one-foot-in-front-of-the-other (usually, sometimes the laces get in the way). The joy of her life is her five-year-old daughter Josephine.

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Podcast: 2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award winner Dr. Napoleone Ferrara

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Dr. Napoleone Ferrara, a Genentech Fellow, was named the 2011 winner of The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Dr. Ferrrara was recognized for his research on angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation, and the isolation and cloning of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a major regulator of angiogenesis in physiology and disease. Download the podcast

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Podcast: Dr. Karel Schubert, Bioscience Association of West Virginia

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BIOtechNOW’s Tracy Cooley talks to Dr. Schubert of the Bioscience Association of West Virginia about biotech in West Virginia – major areas of growth, the outlook for growth of the industry within the state, and plans for the upcoming BIO International Convention. Download the podcast

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Sickle Cell Anemia: Three ways to help end it

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Sickle Cell Anemia is the most common genetic disease in the United States. It affects more than 80,000 people in America and the trait for the disease is known to be carried by one in 12 African Americans. For those living with the disease, suffering from a sickle cell crisis can be debilitating, reducing a person into a state of intense pain, which often means trips to the hospital that typically last six days. There Read More >

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Podcast: Dr. Hervé Tettelin on vaccine development

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Dr. Tettelin, with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Institute for Genome Sciences, discusses his research in reverse vaccinology and as a pioneer of the pan-genome concept. He also discusses how DNA sequencing is evolving and how that impacts vaccine development. Download the podcast

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Intellectual Property problems for personalized medicine

Amid growing interest in personalized medicine that stands to provide patients with better care at reduced costs, legal battles over gene patents ensue, threatening the viability of widespread implementation. On this topic authors Jennifer Gordon, Steve Lendaris and Anna Volftsun (layers at Baker Botts LLP) wrote a very interesting opinion article for The Scientist on the topic. They also examine the barriers to personalized medicine, including a pending decision in the Myriad Genetics case, and Read More >

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