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Cancer Cell
Interrogating the Complexities of the Tumor Microenvironment
Gaining a better understanding of the dynamic and reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment is essential for improving patient diagnosis and treatment.
Interrogating the Complexities of the Tumor Microenvironment
Interrogating the Complexities of the Tumor Microenvironment

Gaining a better understanding of the dynamic and reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment is essential for improving patient diagnosis and treatment.

Gaining a better understanding of the dynamic and reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment is essential for improving patient diagnosis and treatment.

biomarkers

Green-themed conceptual illustration of a human profile with abstract patterns that represent smelling.
Disease Scent Signatures Disclose What the Nose Knows
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jun 12, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers redefine the lost art of smelling illness using one woman’s exquisitely sensitive nose.
Discover a new way to analyze tissue samples
Diving Deeper into Tissue Samples with Spatial Context
Canopy Biosciences | Mar 15, 2023 | 1 min read
Scientists developed a standardized multiplex immunohistochemistry and RNA in situ hybridization protocol using ChipCytometryTM.
Painless Protein Profiling Through Advanced Multiplexing
Painless Protein Profiling Through Advanced Multiplexing
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Learn how to measure 115 biomarkers in one multiplex panel.
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Newly Identified Neural Signature of Drug Craving Could Predict Drug Use
Katherine Irving | Jan 11, 2023 | 4 min read
The signature could one day be used to improve treatment planning for people with substance abuse disorders.
GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY CONTRIBUTES TO SEVERE COVID-19
Genetic Predisposition to Vitamin D Deficiency Contributes to Severe COVID-19
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Aug 15, 2022 | 3 min read
Ana Teresa Freitas discusses how individual variation in vitamin D synthesis and metabolism influences susceptibility to upper respiratory viruses.
Painless Protein Profiling Through Advanced Multiplexing
Painless Protein Profiling Through Advanced Multiplexing
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Learn how to measure 115 biomarkers in one multiplex panel.
A clinician (off screen) wearing blue gloves presses a diapered infant’s heel against a paper card to collect blood samples.
Did Researchers Really Uncover the Cause of SIDS?
Dan Robitzski | May 18, 2022 | 10 min read
An interesting but preliminary biomarker study’s reception illustrates the challenges of conducting and communicating nuanced research in the era of social media.
A clinician in a white lab coat sitting in a chair uses an arm cuff to measure the blood pressure of a pregnant patient sitting across from them.
RNA in Blood Predicts High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Dan Robitzski | Jan 6, 2022 | 2 min read
Biomarkers in serum correlate with preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to fatal hypertension.
Red DNA in a blue test tube.
DNA and RNA Biomarkers: Why Scientists Need to Use Them
Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
Nucleic acid detection techniques lead the charge for researchers seeking biomarkers in health and disease.
An illustration of several DNA helices on a light red water color background
Human Blood Harbors Cell-Free Microbial DNA
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 9, 2021 | 3 min read
After controlling for high levels of bacterial contamination in their lab and reagents, researchers detect microbial genetic material in plasma samples from healthy people and cancer patients.
A pregnant figure is shaded in blue and outlined in blue, pink, and purple
Blood Biomarkers Predict the Onset of Labor: Study
Abby Olena, PhD | May 6, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers integrated information from 45 protein, metabolite, and immune data points to identify a window two to four weeks before a pregnant person will go into labor.
Aging and Cancer
Aging and Cancer
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | 6 min read
The relationship between aging and cancer is complex, with several shared underlying mechanisms. 
Immune Biomarkers Tied to Severe COVID-19: Study
Ruth Williams | Aug 19, 2020 | 4 min read
Increases in the levels of three cytokines are among the features linked to poor outcomes.
tau p-tau217 amyloid amyloid-beta alzheimer's disease blood test
Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Jul 29, 2020 | 2 min read
New studies show that elevated levels of a form of tau called p-tau217 can accurately distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of dementia, and perhaps even predict it.
Saliva DNA collection kit.
From Sample to Insight: Leveraging Total Nucleic Acids in Genomics and Microbiome Research
DNA Genotek Inc. | 1 min read
Learn about the research advantages of a saliva sample collection device that standardizes at-home collection.
Identified: Molecular Predictors of Rheumatoid Arthritis Relapse
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2020 | 4 min read
The presence of a particular set of RNAs in the blood forewarns of an onset of severe symptoms and points to the cells involved.
Microbial Signatures in Blood Are Associated with Various Cancers
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2020 | 2 min read
A study suggests the potential for a noninvasive diagnostic that could detect tumors early and differentiate between disease types.
Precision Medicine-Based Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury
Precision Medicine-Based Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury 
The Scientist | 1 min read
In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Wang will discuss a precision medicine approach for treating traumatic brain injury which uses phenotype biomarkers to monitor disease course and develop novel therapies.
Image of the Day: Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020 | 1 min read
Scientists identify a potential biomarker for predicting the progression of a deadly cardiac disease.
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