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Data Analysis Multi-omics Spatial Analysis

GeomxTools: An Open Source Package for Spatial Biology Data Analysis

Spatial biology is the new frontier of molecular biology that has revolutionized the study of gene and protein expression. Until recently, expression patterns were obtained via bulk sequencing or single-cell…

Nirupama Deshpande / June 20, 2022

Digital Spatial Profiling GeoMx Spatial Transcriptomics

A new map for our anatomy: the Spatial Organ Atlas

One year for spring break, we found ourselves in Portland, Oregon. For science-y people, a trip to Portland would be incomplete without a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science…

Melanie Peffer / June 13, 2022

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Is your Lab Secure?  Exploring the New Cyberbiosecurity World

As someone who is involved in molecular biology research, how often do you think about cybersecurity? Occasionally? Never? Perhaps you only think about them when you receive an email from…

Geoffrey Hummelke / May 30, 2022
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GeoMx Q&A

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順天堂大学医学部 人体病理病態学 准教授 齋藤剛 先生に、がん個別化医療を目指したご研究やnCounter®でのimbalance解析を用いた融合遺伝子スクリーニングについて伺いました。

Fumiyo Kurokawa / May 19, 2022

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

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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
3d model of a neuron

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