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April 18, 2019
Join the Webinar ‘From Chaos to Control: Transforming Biospecimen Procurement’ Your research, your goals and your biospecimen procurement challenges are paramount, and that’s why we do our best to anticipate your needs on the iSpecimen Marketplace, in person, and here on our blog. Do you still have questions for us? Or are you new to […]
March 21, 2019
Blood tests for cancer, also known as liquid biopsies, continue to show great promise in oncology, sometimes providing insights about treatment response earlier than conventional biopsy or CT scans.Two new studies out of Johns Hopkins Medicine exemplify the progress.
November 16, 2018
If you yearn to grow old, your genes won’t have much say in the matter, according to new research. If your parents live long lives, it doesn’t necessarily mean the same is in store for you. On the other hand, if your parents live shorter lives, there’s no great cause for worry. In fact, your […]
November 8, 2018
Sourcing biospecimens to support medical research can be challenging and time-consuming. Whether researchers are conducting bench, translational, or clinical research, or searching for new diagnostics or therapeutics, the process of procuring biospecimens can be wrought with complexity, especially when it comes to managing and ensuring compliance. In order to help convey the value of our […]
November 1, 2018
Luis Nicolaou Senior Director of Product Management, iSpecimen Earlier this week, we unveiled the second generation of our online marketplace, which does even more to connect researchers who need biospecimens – fluids, tissue or cells – with the health care organizations that have them. As senior director of product management, Luis was instrumental in identifying […]
October 26, 2018
The ultimate value of medical research? Making sick patients well and keeping healthy patients healthy. It goes without saying. Then why do patients sometimes feel like an afterthought? Lung cancer survivor and activist Bonnie J. Addario describes the problem from her perspective in Forbes: “Today there exists a holy trinity for cancer research: pharmaceutical companies, […]
September 27, 2018
When it comes to the mysteries of human biology, the gut is a universe all its own. Our microbiota (often called microbiomes) are host to trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes – good, bad and yet to be determined. As unique as fingerprints, our microbiota can yield insights about our overall health. Three new microbiota studies […]
September 6, 2018
The passing of U.S. Sen. John McCain underscores brain cancer’s formidable medical challenges, one of which is the blood-brain barrier: Many medicines that enter the bloodstream can’t reach the brain. Brain surgery, however, provides direct access to a tumor site, and craniotomy could someday become an occasion for drug-based treatment, according to a news release from […]
July 19, 2018
Want a good book? You know where to look. A hotel in Phoenix? Kayak.com. A replacement gas tank for your 1954 Harley? eBay. Okay, what if you’re a biomedical researcher who needs a set of specific tumor tissue samples to help discover a potentially lifesaving therapy? That might be a tough ask unless you’re online […]
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