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Oncology Q&A

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 Admin / November 27, 2018
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PlexSet™ Reagents

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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Autoimmunity Q&A

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 Admin / October 10, 2018
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Digital Spatial Profiling Neuroscience Q&A

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 Admin / October 2, 2018
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The Chronic(als) of Autoimmunity

Political climate aside, life in Britain in the 1930’s and 1940’s was harsh and infectious disease (particularly tuberculosis) was one of the most urgent health problems; such infections favored the…

Kirsteen Maclean / September 25, 2018
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PlexSet™ Reagents

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 Admin / August 1, 2018
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Researcher Profiles: How NanoString® Neuroscience Grant Program Winners are Utilizing nCounter® Technology

Earlier this year, five neuro grant program applicants were awarded nCounter® Neuropathology or Neuroinflammation Panels to profile 24 samples. Applications spanned a wide range of disease specific applications with the…

NanoString Admin / July 18, 2018
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Bridging the Lessons from Immuno-Oncology to Autoimmunity

We sat down with Alessandra Cesano, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer at NanoString Technologies, to discuss her perspective on the relationship between autoimmunity and immuno-oncology research. NanoString (NS): Autoimmunity and cancer are…

NanoString Admin / June 14, 2018
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Digital Spatial Profiling Q&A

Q&A with Dr. Nick Reder: New Frontiers in Pathology with Digital Spatial Profiling and Light Sheet Microscopy

Dr. Nick Reder, MD, MPH, currently works at the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Part of his time is spent in collaboration with mechanical engineers…

NanoString Admin / May 22, 2018
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Digital Spatial Profiling

Revolutionizing Tissue Analysis with Digital Spatial Profiling

Recently, one of the early adopters of the Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP) technology, Michael Davies, MD, PhD, the Deputy Chairman and Associate Professor in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology…

NanoString Admin / May 10, 2018
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Neuroscience Q&A

Rediscovering Microglia: Dr. Oleg Butovsky Discusses the Untapped Potential of Microglia in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Oleg Butovsky, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His laboratory at the Center of Neurologic Diseases in Brigham & Women’s Hospital focuses on the basic…

NanoString Admin / April 19, 2018
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Advancing Neuroscience Gene Expression Research

The Neuropathology and Neuroinflammation panels are the newest addition to NanoString’s curated gene expression content poised to accelerate the pace of discovery in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease…

NanoString Admin / April 5, 2018