Wistar Wire

Ben Leach
Poet Walt Whitman
Poet Walt Whitman
Qihong Huang, M.D., discusses what Wistar is doing to find new treatments for metastatic breast cancer, and Brian Burrell, Ph.D., from the University of Massachusetts, tells us about the unfortunate fate of Walt Whitman's brain and how Wistar was once implicated.
Cancer
Ben Leach
Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
Using the Ebola virus and the need for a vaccine as a starting point, Wistar President and CEO Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., discusses how a cure for Ebola requires teams of scientists "chipping away at a stone that held a secret and then building on each other's discoveries."
Ben Leach
Scott E. Hensley, Ph.D.
Scott E. Hensley, Ph.D.
Scott E. Hensley, Ph.D., a member of Wistar's Vaccine Center, and other researchers identified a mutation that causes the flu virus to avoid responses from antibodies.
Influenza, Vaccines
Ben Leach
Louise Showe, Ph.D.
Louise Showe, Ph.D.
The diagnostic tool, developed by Wistar’s Louise Showe, would be able to use blood samples to diagnose patients with lung cancer at earlier stages when the disease is easier to treat.
Cancer, Genes