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Data Analysis Multi-omics Spatial Analysis

GeoMx® DSP Integrated with Sequencing Run Planning for NextSeq 1000/2000

Illumina and NanoString® collaborated further to pair the GeoMx® DSP with NGS readout from Illumina sequencing instruments. This partnership enables scalability and high throughput of whole transcriptomes and protein abundance…

Margaret Hoang / May 16, 2022
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 Infectious Disease

The GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler is Aiding Global Infectious Disease Researchers to Reveal How the Immune System Responds to HIV

Imagine a world without HIV The innate immune response is the first line of defense against the pathogen during a viral infection. Only later the adaptive immune response develops in…

Karrie Spitzer / April 11, 2022

Spatial Biology Spatial Molecular Imaging

How do I choose the right spatial biology technology?

What is Spatial Biology? The rapidly evolving field of spatial biology investigates the spatial location and organization of gene expression in situ within each cell and structure of a given tissue sample.…

Nirupama Deshpande / March 28, 2022

Infectious Disease nCounter

An nCounter® in The Gambia: An interview with Tuberculosis Researcher Jayne Sutherland

NSTG: Jayne, it’s so lovely to meet you. Could you tell us about your background and your research interests? Jayne Sutherland: I’m an immunologist by training; for my Ph.D., I studied cancer.…

Elizabeth Schneider / March 24, 2022
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GeoMx Neuroscience

What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy? 

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting people who have suffered repeated concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). CTE was first described in 1928 by Dr. Harrison…

Nirupama Deshpande / March 14, 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

GeoMx Q&A Services and Core Labs Spatial Biology Spatial Transcriptomics

Spatial Transcriptomic Services: Azenta Life Sciences Paves the Way.

Azenta Life Sciences, formerly known as GENEWIZ, has been serving the academic and biopharma markets with its comprehensive next-generation sequencing services (NGS) since 1999. Their extensive website of Services makes…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / February 22, 2022
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nCounter

Gene Expression Profiling Made Easy: The Birth of nCounter®

Nanostring: noun; a piece of DNA (probe) attached to a linear sequence of fluorophores made up of four different colors (barcode). Each probe is complementary to a unique target oligonucleotide.…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / January 31, 2022
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GeoMx Q&A

GeoMxユーザーインタビュー

岡山大学病院ゲノム医療総合推進センターの遠西大輔先生に、ご研究やバイオバンクプロジェクト、さらにがん研究での空間発現解析のポテンシャルなどを伺いました。 空間プロファイリングのデータで得られた知見を、臨床で利用できる簡単なアッセイに落とし込みたい。

Fumiyo Kurokawa / January 21, 2022
Rendering of oncology proteins

Digital Spatial Profiling nCounter Oncology

New approaches to CAR-T therapy

What is CAR-T cell therapy? In the fight against cancer, immunotherapies that enlist and strengthen the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumor cells have revolutionized treatment paradigms.…

Nirupama Deshpande / January 18, 2022

Neuroscience Publication Watch Spatial Biology

The Neuroinflammatory Puzzle of the Autoimmune Disease Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis? In 1868, a German physician Leopold Ordenstein and his mentor Jean-Martin Charcot, published a work that fundamentally changed our understanding of the disease Multiple Sclerosis1. For…

Nirupama Deshpande / December 22, 2021