Posts Tagged: cancer

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ISEV 2017 Conference follow-up: EV-TRACK

The 6th Annual International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2017 conference earlier this spring in Toronto, CA, offered exosome and extracellular vesicle (EV) researchers new information and exciting ideas to explore. Standouts for this year’s meeting included an introduction to EV-TRACK, a new interactive database for standardizing EV protocols and an introductory plenary talk by… Read article →


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Webinars on-demand: Digital NGS for RNA-seq, miRNA-seq and DNA-seq!

Digital NGS using Unique Molecular Indices (UMIs) is a game-changer in RNA-seq, miRNA-seq and DNA-seq, enabling accurate quantification by overcoming PCR bias. In May, we presented the details of this technology for gene expression, microRNA analysis and mutation detection as part of our NGS Week webinar series, and again in July as part of the Summer of… Read article →




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Breaking the metastasis cycle: Is ROS-activated β-globin expression required for CTC survival?

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are chemical molecules containing a highly reactive oxygen molecule. These molecules are formed as by-products of cellular metabolism, but also serve intracellularly as signaling molecules. ROS examples include peroxides, superoxide, hydroxyl radical and singlet oxygen. When present within cells in significant amounts, ROS can be indicators of oxidative cellular stress, and… Read article →