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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

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

Infectious Disease Oncology

Of Mice and Men: The importance of Mouse Models in Research

Many animals share common biology with humans, are affected by similar diseases, and may have a comparable response to certain treatments. Animal models are thus useful to address scientific questions…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / February 8, 2021
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Infectious Disease Publication Watch

The Coronavirus mRNA Vaccine Ushers in Hope for 2021

Vaccines: biological agents eliciting an immune response to a specific antigen derived from an infectious disease-causing pathogen. The concept of a “vaccine” emerged in 1796 when Edward Jenner developed the…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / January 19, 2021
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Infectious Disease Publication Watch

COVID-19: The Fall Edition

Normally, the months of September and October are dotted with important dates—end of summer barbeques, the first day of school, joyful plans for Halloween and excitement for the upcoming Holiday…

NanoString Admin / November 12, 2020
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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 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