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New ideas abound at ACTC 2017: Mitochondria and metastasis, new prostate cancer CTC tools and more!

The 3rd ACTC Advances in Circulating Tumor Cells Conference was held in Rhodes, Greece October 4-7, 2017. This idyllic island setting off the coast of Turkey provided a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for discussing the latest advances in cancer and circulating tumor cell research. Talks were divided into 6 plenary lecture sessions consisting of: (1)… Read article →


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Circadian rhythm research – “Lighting” the way to myocardial infarction treatment!

This year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded for work elucidating circadian rhythm molecular pathways. Greater understanding of circadian rhythm and its implications bring with it exciting discoveries. A role for circadian rhythm in ischemic cardiac protection has been identified in several studies – the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) is known to… Read article →


Reindeer Mysteries

It’s that time of year to unwrap mysteries of the reindeer

As Christmas is approaching, it’s time to wrap up warm, listen to Christmas songs and wait for Santa to arrive on his sleigh. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of those well-known Christmas characters, however, his unique red nose and how he is able to fly still remain a mystery. Rudolph´s real-life counterpart, also… Read article →


Automated Solutions: From Sample to Insight at the push of a button

Genomic analysis driven by next-generation sequencing yields a stunning amount of data that drives biological discovery and reflects a significant commitment of resources including time and funding. Automation, process safety and quality control are critical for complex laboratory operations as major challenges abound in standardizing workflows and generating highly reproducible data. In fact, a 2016… Read article →


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Filling in the Missing Pieces: Study Finds Causative Role for Uncontrolled Diabetes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases, globally. The prevalence has risen from 4.7% of adults over 18 years of age in 1980 to 8.5% in 20141. Plagued by treatment non-compliance, it is estimated that approximately 50% of Type 2 Diabetics fail to achieve adequate glycemic control2. The positive association between diabetes… Read article →