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New Biology-Driven Drug Discoveries Needed for Treating of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, leaving behind an immense psychological, emotional, and financial burden on patients, caregivers, and healthcare systems.…

Amal Katrib / June 17, 2019
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Autoimmunity Immunology

Q&A with Dr. Oliver Brain: Unintended Consequences Create a Unique Opportunity to Study Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Oliver Brain, MRCP, PhD, is a principal investigator at the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, and a recent winner of an nCounter® Autoimmune Profiling Panel through a…

Robin Lynn White / June 3, 2019
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Q&A with Dr. Salla Keskitalo: Challenges and Opportunities in Studying Rare and Ultra-rare Autoimmune Diseases

Dr. Salla Keskitalo is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Helsinki and a recent winner of NanoString’s Autoimmunity Grant Program. She made time to speak with us about…

NanoString / April 15, 2019
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Q&A with Drs. Torsten Nielsen and Tony Ng and Angela Goytain: Development of a Sarcoma Gene Fusion Assay Faster Than FISH and Simpler than NGS

The NanoString nCounter is Research Use Only and not for diagnostic use. The views expressed herein are solely those of the interviewed researchers. Torsten Nielsen, MD, PhD is a pathologist…

NanoString / April 9, 2019
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Q&A with Dr. Gregory Carter: Developing Computational Strategies and the MODEL-AD Consortium

Gregory Carter, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at The Jackson Laboratory. His work is focused on developing computational strategies using genetic data to understand complex genetic systems. We recently spoke…

NanoString / March 22, 2019
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Meta-analysis of AMP-AD Datasets Defines the Transcriptional Landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Accelerating Medicines Partnership – Alzheimer’s Disease (AMP-AD) Consortium was formed to accelerate the development of diagnostics and therapeutics for this devastating and complex disease. One roadblock to development is…

Erin Piazza / January 31, 2019
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NanoString-based publications 2018: A year in review

2018 was an incredibly productive year for scientific publications showcasing the NanoString platform and assays. We added nearly 500 publications of various scientific disciplines which are available on our website here.…

Kirsteen Maclean / January 21, 2019
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Q&A with Dr. Juliane Nguyen: Exosome Profiling with miRNA and Biotech’s Next Breakthrough

Dr. Juliane Nguyen is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Buffalo. Her Therapeutic Biomaterials Laboratory investigates using exosomes and other nanoscale carriers for the…

NanoString / November 27, 2018
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The Votes Are In- What Causes qPCR and RNA-Seq Variability?

Retraction. A word feared by every scientist conducting lab experiments and publishing data. I came across an interesting article recently entitled “Sources of error in the retracted scientific literature” (Arturo…

Liz Pitts / November 7, 2018
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Q&A with Darragh Duffy, Ph.D. – Understanding the Healthy Human Immune Response with the LabEx Milieu Interieur Project

Darragh Duffy, Ph.D., is the Scientific Manager of the LabEx Milieu Interieur project at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. This ambitious program started in 2011 with the mission to understand…

NanoString / October 10, 2018
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Digital Spatial Profiling Neuroscience

Q&A with Dr. Stefan Prokop – Alzheimer’s: From the Amyloid Hypothesis to the Cellular Phase and Beyond

Stefan Prokop, MD, is a Neuropathologist and Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His work is focused on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) with a specific interest in…

NanoString / October 2, 2018
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nCounter® PlexSet™ Reagents Let You Work Smarter, Not Harder

There are several options available to researchers looking to quantify and analyze gene expression. Most of those are time-consuming and highly technical processes that require extensive replicates and quality controls.…

NanoString / August 1, 2018