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Month: August 2019

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Five questions with Wayne Vaz

August 22, 2019

Wayne joined iSpecimen in June as Vice President of Growth and Corporate Development. He drives go-to-market strategies, key partnerships, and other initiatives that grow the iSpecimen Marketplace.

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Specimen Spotlight: ‘Matched Sets’ of Biospecimens Give Researchers Deep Insights

August 15, 2019

A disease is an abnormal condition, and to fully understand it, you need to compare abnormal biology against the normal. That’s the concept behind the matched sets of human biospecimens that we provide to researchers around the world.

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Mixed News From the Alzheimer’s Research Front

August 8, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease remains stubbornly resistant to cures, though some progress is being made, especially on the diagnostic side. “We don’t have a lot of positive news these days,” Martin Tolar, CEO of Alzheon, told STAT  for a story on last month’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles. “But I do believe there’s a lot […]

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Precision Medicine Has A Long Way to Go: A Need for Patient and Biospecimen Data

August 1, 2019

A human biospecimen is a potential font of biological data—data that when aggregated in enormous volumes and crunched by artificial intelligence drives the development of precision medicine. By analyzing genetic profiles of patients and tumors, and by matching mutations to targeted drugs, precision medicine is halting or reversing cancer…in a small fraction of cases.

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