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Month: September 2019

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Starting with Stem Cells: Scientists Create ‘Minibrains’ for Research

September 19, 2019

Scientists have studied the human brain for millennia, but only recently have they been cultivating brains – well, “minibrains” – from scratch: Researchers at University of California San Diego have programmed human stem cells to grow the pea-sized organoids of brain tissue in the lab.

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Specimen Insight Podcast

Specimen Insight podcast: Fast-Tracking Liquid Biopsy Development

September 12, 2019

Liquid biopsies are among the most exciting areas of medical diagnostics. Although the technology is in its early stages, the hope is that liquid biopsies – through a simple draw of blood or other human biofluids – will detect cancer earlier and without the invasiveness of surgical or needle biopsies. The procedure could one day be simple and cost-effective enough to conduct in the doctor’s office or in the comfort of one’s own home, even before symptoms arise.

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Eric Langlois, Senior VP of Business Development

Five questions with Eric Langlois

September 5, 2019

Eric is iSpecimen’s senior vice president of sales and business development. Learn more about him as he answers 5 questions!

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