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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
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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

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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

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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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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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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
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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

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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

Immunology Infectious Disease Oncology Publication Watch

T-Cell Receptor Diversity…What Are You Missing?

The T cell receptor (TCR) is one of the distinguishing molecules of the adaptive immune system. TCRs allow mammalian immune systems to recognize and respond to foreign entities (pathogens, vaccines,…

Trena Cormier / November 15, 2021

Data Analysis GeoMx DSP GeoScript Hub Q&A

The Inspiration Behind GeoScript™ Hub for Spatial Data Analysis

Meet two of NanoString’s finest, Debra Toburen, Senior Director of Software Product Management, and Prajan Divakar, Senior Product Enablement Scientist, who are focused on enabling customers to get the most…

Sue Giske / November 8, 2021

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The Importance of Segmentation in Spatial Biology

In a highly interconnected world, clear communication and information across the globe are critical. The same is true at the tissue and cellular levels. Cells communicate through chemical signals such…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / October 29, 2021