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Rendering of oncology proteins

Oncology

Five Key Milestones in the History of Research in Cancer Biology

On a cold snowy day in late November 2016, I sat with my father-in-law at the infusion clinic in the local hospital. I was visiting Pennsylvania for my mother-in-law’s funeral.…

Melanie Peffer / May 5, 2022

GeoMx Spatial Molecular Imaging Spatial Transcriptomics

Spatial Revolution: An Exciting Future for Cancer Biology Research

Many years ago, I was playing hide and seek with my cousins at my grandparent’s house. I was “it” and couldn’t seem to find one of my cousins anywhere. After…

Melanie Peffer / March 4, 2022
Breast cancer rendering

GeoMx Oncology

Breast Cancer: Best practices for using GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler

It’s October and breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer kills more women than any other type of cancer. It isn’t just limited to women either – a man’s lifetime breast…

Melanie Peffer / October 15, 2021

Immunology Infectious Disease nCounter

How NanoString nCounter® helps vaccine research: Part 2, A tale of three viruses

In the first part of this two-part blog series, I discussed NanoString nCounter® technology. nCounter allows biologists to quantify gene expression using a series of molecular probes. One application of…

Melanie Peffer / October 5, 2021

Immunology Infectious Disease nCounter

How nCounter helps vaccine research: Part 1, Improving Vaccines

I really dislike needles. In fact, I’m downright needle-phobic.  When I was notified of my eligibility to receive my COVID-19 vaccine, it was without a doubt the most excited I…

Melanie Peffer / September 27, 2021