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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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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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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
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Digital Spatial Profiling nCounter Neuroscience Spatial Transcriptomics

Neurodegenerative disorders and Parkinson’s disease.

The idiom “to lose one’s nerves” is literally true when it comes to neurodegenerative disorders. These disorders are characterized by the progressive loss of disease-specific neural populations in the brain…

Nirupama Deshpande / December 6, 2021

nCounter Neuroscience Spatial Transcriptomics

Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology: Fear, Confusion, and the Search for a Cure

Alzheimer’s disease pathology: a short sentence loaded with fear, confusion, and incredulity. The word “Alzheimer’s” first appeared in a German psychiatry handbook called “General Psychiatry” on July 15, 1910. This…

Nirupama Deshpande / November 22, 2021

Grants nCounter Q&A

NanoString People of Color and Allies (nPOCA) ERG Grant Support Program

2020 will be remembered as the year that a novel viral pandemic and the protests galvanized by the death of George Floyd disrupted modern society. These events, while seemingly unrelated,…

Trena Cormier / October 24, 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

nCounter Q&A

Gene Expression and Data Analysis Tools: A Cali Core Facility’s Story

ROSALIND is a cloud-based gene expression and genomic data analysis tool designed for life scientists. In October 2020, NanoString® Technologies and ROSALIND announced a partnership to grant global access to…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / August 16, 2021
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nCounter Q&A Services and Core Labs

How a Molecular Diagnostics Company is Changing Cancer Research

Molecular diagnostics, or molecular pathology, refers to a range of tests and high-throughput methods analyzing the genome to detect, diagnose, and treat diseases. The ultimate goal is to achieve personalized…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / June 14, 2021
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nCounter Publication Watch

2020: Science Didn’t Stop. Publications Watch.

In early March 2020, when the world turned upside down, we at NanoString told ourselves and our customers “Science doesn’t stop, neither should you” and it turns out our customers…

Katie Buchanan / May 10, 2021
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Data Analysis nCounter Q&A

Discover the New Platform for Gene Expression Profiling

ROSALIND is a cloud-based genomics and gene expression analysis platform. Recently NanoString® has announced its partnership with its provider OnRamp Bioinformatics, to integrate our knowledge and expertise into an optimized…

Elizabeth Schneider / October 19, 2020