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Michele Wilson PhD

Science Writer

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BioPharma Cell Science Diagnostics

Latest Content From Michele Wilson PhD

5 Drivers of Companion Diagnostics Research
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Companion diagnostic (CDx) tests are co-developed with their “companion” therapy and aim to aid medical decision-making by revealing which patients are (and are not) likely to respond well to a particular treatment. In this list, we discuss the main drivers of growth in CDx research.

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Cell Conversions Transformed From Black Box Guesswork to Systematic Discovery
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Predicting the reprogramming factors necessary to induce cell conversion has largely relied on trial and error, revealing the need for a more systematic approach.

To learn more about Mogrify's approach to achieving cell conversion through transdifferentiation, we interviewed Pierre-Louis Joffrin, Corporate Development Executive at Mogrify.

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10 Things to Note About Manufacturing Viral Vectors
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10 things to note about viral vector manufacturing, regarding the complexities and challenges, and the technology that will help drive cell and gene therapy forward. Here we share insights from Pall and Molmed representatives, who are leaders in the fields of bioprocessing and cell and gene therapy.

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Concepts and Promises of Personalized Medicine
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What is personalized medicine (PM) and why do we need it? Download this infographic to learn about PM, a movement with the potential to help match patients to therapies far more efficiently than the current “trial and error” approach.

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Cryopreservation: Key Principles and Applications
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Cryopreservation, the use of very low temperatures and cryoprotectants to preserve structurally intact cells and tissues, is essential to many areas of research and medicine. Find out why cryopreservation is used, how cryoprotectants reduce cell shrinkage, and learn about the therapies dependent on successful cryopreservation.

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Talking NGS, Liquid Biopsies and Tumor Mutational Burden With Luca Quagliata
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We recently spoke with Luca Quagliata, Ph.D., Global Director of Medical Affairs for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Previously, Quagliata was involved in one of the first teams in Europe to introduce Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in routine molecular diagnostics. Here, he shares his perspectives on the field, particularly the use of NGS in the analysis of liquid biopsies, the discovery of cancer biomarkers and the potential application of artificial intelligence (AI) in molecular diagnostics.

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App Alerts Hospital Staff to Potentially Fatal Kidney Condition in Minutes
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A mobile phone app has been developed to inform doctors and nurses of patients with acute kidney injury, a potentially fatal condition. The app reduces the time it takes for hospital staff to become aware of critical blood test results, from hours to minutes.

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Imagine Collaboration, Without the Faff
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Imagine if there was a better way to write, format, and review scientific manuscripts for publication. doDOC Document Collaboration Expert Leif Måsvær believes there is. Leif explains how this cloud-based platform is a game-changer that overcomes the major obstacles present during the authoring, writing, and reviewing process.

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Leading Minds Reflect On How the World Feels About Science and Health
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Gauging global attitudes to science and health is no easy task, but it was the goal of The Wellcome Global Monitor – a survey of over 140,000 people aged 15 and older, from more than 140 countries. The findings present an unprecedented view of the relationship between science and society worldwide, which were discussed by leaders at the launch event in Washington D.C.

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Authors' Perspectives: Cell Size Sparks Embryonic Genome Awakening
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At some point in the early life of an embryo, zygotic nuclei "wake up" and take control of subsequent embryo development. As featured on the cover of Developmental Cell, a new study provides evidence supporting the hypothesis that cell size is the principal determinant of this transition from maternal to embryonic control. We spoke to a few of the co-authors to learn more about this important finding.

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