All posts by Laura Tabellini

SITC 2019 may be over, but the era of Spatial Genomics enabled by the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler has just begun.

The curtains have fallen on SITC 2019—the 34th annual meeting organized by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer—but excitement amongst the participants remains high after five days of knowledge exchange and networking with the brightest stars in the field of...

/ December 10, 2019

Immunotherapy in Tumors: Integrated Information to Outsmart Cancer

If it wasn’t such a devastating disease, there would be memes about how super-smart cancer is. Cancer cells can express neoantigens — tumor-specific, mutated peptides — that, when processed and presented by the MHC to T cells, mount an adequate...

/ December 2, 2019

Meet NanoString Scientists at the AMP 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo

When Elaine Lyon, Ph.D., a scientist on the board of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was asked why she is involved with AMP, its activities and initiatives, she quoted the famous Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek and...

/ November 4, 2019

The challenges of profiling miRNA Biomarkers from FFPE and Biofluid Samples

In 1993, Dr. Victor Ambros’ lab discovered a small RNA sequence, Lin-4, that was “essential for the normal temporal control of diverse postembryonic developmental events in C. elegans”. Sequence analysis revealed that the molecule was 22 nucleotides long and didn’t...

/ October 21, 2019

The bench side of organ transplant: Challenges and solutions

“It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than bury it to be devoured by worms,” said Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the father of the heart transplant. It’s hard to disagree with this statement! Organ transplant today is an established treatment...

/ October 7, 2019