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Urine liquid biopsies as a promising biomarker source

The concept of “precision medicine,” an emerging approach using the genetic changes in a patient’s tumor to determine their disease treatment and prevention, can be seen as a new epoch in cancer management. Extracellular vesicles and exosomes are of high interest in the scientific community due to their role in intercellular communications. Especially the role… Read article →


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Celebrate National DNA Day on April 25th

National DNA Day is celebrated on April 25 each year and commemorates two of the biggest scientific milestones – the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953, and the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Looking at the historical timeline of DNA, the landmark discovery of James Watson, Francis Crick and… Read article →


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QIAcube Connect quiz: Play to learn about automated sample processing and get a chance to win our brand-new QIAcube Connect!

QIAGEN spin columns are the gold standard for nucleic acid extraction and purification. Many research labs, however, are challenged by the number and variability of samples that need to be processed. QIAcube Connect, the next generation of the widely used QIAcube, offers automation for over 80 QIAGEN kits with up to 12 samples per run…. Read article →


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Accelerate molecular research at AACR 2019

Organized by the American Association for Cancer Research, the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 is an immense gathering of the world’s most renowned oncologists and medical professionals excelling in every aspect of cancer sciences and research – and it’s approaching rapidly. As cancer is a highly complex disease, understanding the various alterations that together determine disease… Read article →


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QIAcube Connect – redefining automated sample processing for increased confidence in valuable insights

Almost 12 years ago, on January 29, 2007 to be precise, QIAGEN unveiled the revolutionary sample processing platform called the QIAcube to be used in any research laboratory throughout the world. The aim of this instrument was to allow a new level of ease in sample processing, to eliminate manual processing steps, automate QIAGEN spin-column prep… Read article →