[EPISODE 24] Dr. David Berkowitz Talks Enzymes, Radiation, And The Lincoln Marathon
On this episode of Molecular Moments, Chad Briscoe speaks with Dr. David Berkowitz, Director of the Division of Chemistry at
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Because live cells are used, cell-based assays provide a functional read-out of compound activity, or produce results that are more biologically relevant or have physiological relevance.
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Cell-based assays can be used for cell proliferation studies assessing cell number increases resulting from cell growth and division.
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BioAgilytix’s David Rusnak contributes to this article by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) discussing how cell-based assays have become a mainstay of drug development.
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