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John Locklear Perspective Paper Cell Bio 3/29/10 Medical Biochemistry-REOLYSIN I would like to continue on with my education after receiving my bachelor’s degree in biotechnology. As of now I feel that I wish to go to graduate school for medical biochemistry aiming for a ph.D. With job placement related to researching human disease pathways. I have heard presentations on a novel way to treat cancer, with viruses. Oncology research is one of the largest research focuses in the United States, as cancer is a major cause of death in our country and around the world. With the medical biochemistry field being highly technology driven the future definitely has good things in store for the field. A recent drug REOLYSIN, from Oncolytics Biotech, based out of the University of Calgary, Canada shows promising early drug discover results as a biological cancer treatment. The virus used by Oncolytics Biotech is a retrovirus, Respiratory Enteric Orphan Virus, or reovirus. Most adults have been exposed to the virus with is not linked to any
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