Posts Tagged: biomarker


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Messengers at the junction of inflammation and cancer: exosomes

The more we learn about exosomes, the more we realize just how powerful they are in cancer. As agents of cell-to-cell communication, exosomes play important roles in tumorigenesis, cancer progression, and metastasis. One of the most interesting areas in which exosomes are exerting their influence is at the interface of cancer and another key process… Read article →


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The PD1 race picks up pace

If you’ve been following developments in cancer immunotherapy closely, you’ve probably heard of programmed death 1 (PD1/PDCD1, also known as CD279) and PDL1 (CD274). Their interaction is at the center of new immune checkpoint-targeting therapies coming out of the pharmaceutical industry, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb’s nivolumab and Merck’s pembrolizumab (1, 5). What are PD1 and PDL1, and… Read article →


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The Bioscientist Webinar Festival – a pool of educational content

Here at QIAGEN, one of our main aims is to provide you with excellent, actionable resources that will support you in your research and experiments. As a result, we create content on a regular basis that can help you gain insights into important topics of scientific and specialized interest. As part of this ongoing effort,… Read article →


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Newly discovered biomarker miR-591 inhibits cancer cell proliferation and invasion

About 5000 years ago, the inhabitants in east Finland first discovered asbestos and used it to make their cooking utensils strong (1). In the mid-19th Century, the large-scale industrial use of asbestos began in the manufacturing of cremation cloths, lamp wicks, hats and shoes. Later on, asbestos application became widespread in all kinds of living… Read article →