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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
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Neuroscience Q&A

Meet the New Brainiacs in the Fight Against Neurological Diseases

The Liddelow Lab is part of the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone. The lab’s research focus is astrocytes and their involvement in human neurological diseases. The team discovered that different…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / September 9, 2021
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Spatial Biology Translational Science

The Story Behind NanoString’s PSBJ 40 Under 40 Nominee

The 40 Under 40 program, now in its 23rd year, includes professionals from life sciences, health care, aerospace, tech, food services, and nonprofits, among other sectors. The honorees were selected…

Karrie Spitzer / August 31, 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

Oncology Q&A

What is the Next Frontier in Cellular Therapy?

In early June 2021, NanoString and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI) announced a multi-center collaboration to characterize 800 CAR-T samples in a unique and concerted effort to understand…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / July 26, 2021

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine harnesses tissue renewal’s ability to develop methods for repairing, replacing, and regenerating damaged tissues. What are examples of regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine uses gene therapy, tissue engineering, transplant,…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / July 5, 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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Digital Spatial Profiling GeoMx Spatial Transcriptomics

Spatial Transcriptomics: Birth of GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler

“A rose started off a bud, a bird started off an egg, and a forest started off a seed.” (Matshona Dhliwayo, author and philosopher). It may seem odd, but the…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / May 24, 2021

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Pluripotent Stem Cells: How to Best Use Them in Your Research

Pluripotent stem cells, whether embryonic or induced (ES cells and IPS cells) are an attractive option for cell therapy as they can proliferate infinitely and differentiate into any tissue. Scientists…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / April 26, 2021
Spatial Transcriptomics

Digital Spatial Profiling Spatial Biology

Why Spatial Biology Enhances Spatial Transcriptomics Data

Spatial Transcriptomics is used to determine subcellular localization of mRNA molecules. NanoString explains how this data enhances research.

Laura Tabellini Pierre / April 10, 2021
Spatial Transcriptomics

Digital Spatial Profiling GeoMx Spatial Molecular Imaging Spatial Transcriptomics

Spatial Biology named Method of the Year by Nature Methods

Established in 2007, the Nature Methods’ “Method of Year” feature has covered the most revolutionary methodological developments in life science research.   Starting in 2007, the Method of Year winner was,…

Karrie Spitzer / March 29, 2021

Oncology Panels Q&A

A “Tail” of Two Species: New Canine Immuno-Oncology Research Offering

NanoString has an unparalleled and longstanding tradition of developing best in class cancer research tools, thanks to an extensive knowledge accumulated in a decade of interrogating all aspects of the…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / March 1, 2021