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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
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Immunology Infectious Disease Publication Watch

COVID-19 Pathogenesis Steps Out of the Shadows

“Analysis of pulmonary vessels showed that widespread thrombosis with microangiopathy ─ a severe condition wherein small blood clots are formed within the tiniest of blood vessels ─ was 9x more…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / July 20, 2020
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Immunology Oncology Q&A

Why is Digital Spatial Profiling Critical to Studying Sarcomas? Q&A with Dr. Troy McEachron, Ph.D

“Whereas the EWS specimens tended to have very simple genomes, the osteosarcoma specimens looked like a hand grenade had gone off in the genome. These were the most fragmented and…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / June 15, 2020
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Immunology Infectious Disease

The Global Challenge

There is a section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website that gives the history of the agency and celebrates milestones related to controlling, containing and eliminating…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / April 13, 2020