Category: Autoimmunity

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

Last year marked remarkable progress for our customers, with hundreds of scientists making exceptional strides in their fields thanks to NanoString® technologies. 2019 saw the commercial launch of the GeoMx™ Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) at AACR and the launch of...

/ January 15, 2020

Cancer Immunotherapy at SITC 2019: The Good, the Bad and the Solution

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's 34th Annual Meeting hosted an array of multidisciplinary and interactive sessions focused on basic and applied cancer immunotherapy. The introduction of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors (ICIs) has caused a revolution in cancer therapy; these treatments...

/ December 16, 2019

Resolving the complexity of autoimmune diseases: challenges and solutions

Chronic inflammatory diseases are life-long debilitating illnesses with increased mortality and high healthcare costs for therapy and care. These are systemic conditions characterized by activation of either the adaptive immune system—rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis— or the innate immune system—Crohn’s...

/ September 16, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Maureen McGargill, PhD: The Immune System’s Fine Line Between Health and Harm

Dr. McGargill earned her PhD at the University of Minnesota in Dr. Kristin Hogquist’s lab. There she studied T cell development, focusing on how autoreactive T cells are deleted during development. As a postdoc at the University of California, San...

“In sickness and in health”: how individual immune response variability in health may influence how we respond to illness and therapy.

Thomas Fuller once said:  "Health is not valued till sickness comes." Well, that may not be true anymore. It turns out that the key to successful disease management strategies may lie with a better understanding of individual immune response variabilities...

/ July 29, 2019