All posts by Laura Tabellini

The Coronavirus 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 first by subcutaneously inoculating smallpox virus into non-immune individuals. Vaccines...

/ January 19, 2021

NanoString Proudly Introduces the new nCounter® Canine IO Panel.

It may have happened to you, as it happened to some of us here at NanoString®: the furry, four-legged trouble-making family member you just can’t stay mad at is sick, and the vet doesn't know what is happening. Tests for...

/ January 5, 2021

Vision, Cutting-Edge Technology, and Deep Expertise. Interview with the Scientists at Propath UK, the Royals Among the CROs.

A few years ago, the UK Prime Minister's office announced that Propath, a trusted specialist in molecular pathology for biopharmaceutical research and development, had been nominated to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of the company's exceptional contribution...

/ November 2, 2020

From an Egyptian Papyrus to the Hallmarks of Cancer: A Journey through the Development of Knowledge in Oncology Research

The word "cancer" was used for the first time in ancient Greece by Hippocrates, often termed the Father of Medicine for his contributions to modern medical practice. Even prior to its naming, descriptions of human cancer can be traced back...

/ September 29, 2020

Serotonin, Gut-Brain-Microbiome Axis and an Inspired Young Scientist. How a Core Facility is Born. Q&A with Prof. Beate Niesler, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Imagine you are setting up for an interview with a prominent professor at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, in which you will focus on how a scientific interest triggered the need for new technology, and how acquiring that technology...

/ September 14, 2020