Category: Oncology

miRNA Profiling in Malignant Melanoma: Making “Australia’s National Cancer” Obsolete.

Australia is a sun-worshipping country, the world capital for beautiful beaches, athletic surfers, cute marsupials, and the occasional weird-looking animal. But it is also the capital for something less pleasant: skin cancer. In fact, at least two in three Australians...

/ August 12, 2019

Mapping the miRNA-mRNA Interactome in Multiple System Atrophy

A rapidly developing and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, MSA is frequently misdiagnosed or undetected until later stages due to its systemic nature, undefined etiopathogenesis, and multifaceted clinical presentation. In an attempt to unravel molecular changes in MSA, scientists from UC San...

/ July 22, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Lisa Butterfield, PhD: Cancer Vaccines & Adoptive Cell Transfer

Dr. Lisa Butterfield, PhD recently joined the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy as Vice President focusing on cell therapies while she continues her independent cancer vaccine research as an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California,...

Q&A with Drs. Torsten Nielsen and Tony Ng and Angela Goytain: Development of a Sarcoma Gene Fusion Assay Faster Than FISH and Simpler than NGS

The NanoString nCounter is Research Use Only and not for diagnostic use. The views expressed herein are solely those of the interviewed researchers. Torsten Nielsen, MD, PhD is a pathologist and clinical scientist at the University of British Columbia (BC)...

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 treatment of diseases including cancer and ischemic heart disease. NanoString...