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GEP Signatures Unleashed: The LST for Diffused Large B-Cell Lymphoma, DLBCL, Subtyping and Its Expanding Applications

Gene expression profiling (GEP) signatures, comprising sets of genes characteristic of specific diseases, tissues, cell types, cell states, or biological perturbation, hold significant diagnostic, predictive, and prognostic value, positioning them…

Espy Anguiano / October 31, 2023

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Complex Cell Segmentation and Its Significance in Spatial Biology

In research, scientists are continually pushing boundaries to gain deeper insights into biology, medicine, and drug discovery. Single-cell spatial imaging has emerged as a powerful technology in the field of…

Lisa Kessler / October 30, 2023
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TIS GEP: Use Cases in Sample Stratification, Assessment of Treatment Effect, and as a Component of a Multivariate Biomarker

Introduction to the TIS Gene Expression Profile Innovations in multiplex gene expression analysis are revolutionizing translational research and clinical practices by enabling identification of gene signatures involved in various biological…

Espy Anguiano / October 10, 2023

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GeoMx® DSP Spatial Proteogenomics datasets now available on Illumina® BaseSpace™ Sequence Hub

NanoString and Illumina have collaborated to release two new demo datasets of GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) data on the Illumina BaseSpace Sequence Hub (BSSH) cloud.  Spatial proteogenomics enables new…

Megan Vandenberg, Margaret Hoang and Sophie Wehrkamp-Richter / September 14, 2023
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Utility of PAM50 GEP Signature as a Biomarker for Exploratory Endpoints in Drug Discovery and Development

The Need for Gene Expression Profiling Gene expression profiling has emerged as a genomic tool that can help decipher the complexity of cancer subtyping. Conceptually, cancer is a fairly simple…

Espy Anguiano / August 9, 2023

Spatial Biology

Why is the human proteome important?

The Human Protein Atlas is one of the world’s largest biological databases, containing spatial expression profiles for all known proteins expressed in human organs and tissues. It contains a vast…

Nirupama Deshpande / July 7, 2023

Spatial Biology

What are immunofluorescence techniques?

Tissue and cell samples constitute the main source of samples for protein or RNA expression analysis in biology and help us understand how cells interact, organize themselves, and drive various…

Nirupama Deshpande / July 6, 2023

Spatial Transcriptomics

What is transcriptomics?

The transcriptome is the sum of all the RNA in an organism’s cells and tissues being actively transcribed at any given time from genomic DNA. It includes protein-coding messenger RNA (mRNA)…

Nirupama Deshpande / July 5, 2023

Digital Spatial Profiling

What is the principle of immunofluorescence?

Immunofluorescence staining was first used in 1942 and has since remained a highly reliable and powerful technique for a wide range of research and diagnostics. The principle of immunofluorescence is…

Nirupama Deshpande / July 4, 2023


What does nTPM mean in the protein atlas?

The goal of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) project is to map all human proteins in cells, tissues, and organs.  Further, it aims to annotate the function and spatial distribution of…

Nirupama Deshpande / July 3, 2023
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What is a morphology marker?

Understanding tissue morphology is crucial to identify and separate regions of tissue into meaningful biological groupings for image analysis of tissue sections. This is done using morphological markers, most of…

Nirupama Deshpande / July 2, 2023


What is immunofluorescence used for?

Immunofluorescence techniques are being increasingly used as an imaging and diagnostic tool in clinical pathology, oncology, and infectious disease, particularly for the study of biomarkers related to cancer diagnosis, prognosis,…

Nirupama Deshpande / July 1, 2023