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x-ray of human chest
Nikola Breberina
Mar 25, 2022

Did you know that Infections caused by bacteria remain one of the leading causes of death in lower-middle-income countries?

3 min read

Norgen scientist in the laboratory
Iva Laska
Mar 09, 2022

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer of the blood that develops in the plasma cells in bone marrow. Plasma cells assist the immune system by producing antibody proteins as a  response to bacterial infections. 

8 min read

black and white family photograph with the grandmother in the center of frame in full colour
Zak Mason
Feb 09, 2022

Exosomes are a relatively recent discovery in medical history, having only been discovered independently in 1983. Six years before their discovery...

7 min read

crime scene investigator in full PPE swabbing blood from a hammer
Zak Mason
Jan 24, 2022

Often, forensic investigators arrive at a crime scene after things have been sitting for a while. This usually means...

4 min read

excavator loading a dump truck at a copper mine
Zak Mason
Dec 17, 2021

When the average person says the words "heavy metal", they're probably referring to the genre of music with massive pyrotechnics, loud drums, and vocals that sound like a bag of angry cats.

6 min read

Hamilton Vantage automation system
Mohamed Mahrouse
Oct 28, 2021

Are you fed up with the amount of samples you need to process manually? Need a solution to improve both your workflow efficiency and scalability? Look no further.

3 min read

origami bacteriophages on a laboratory shelf
Zak Mason
Oct 22, 2021

If you have a passing familiarity with biological sciences then you have probably come across the term phage or bacteriophage before. But what exactly do they do?

5 min read

plants in test tubes
The Norgen Team
Updated Mar 08, 2023

Have you ever seen an apple with blotchy skin or an avocado with strange yellow markings? These abnormalities could be the result of the plant suffering from a viroid infection. 

6 min read

urine and blood samples with breast cancer pink ribbon
The Norgen Team
Aug 18, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, cancer was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2020 1. With countless individuals dying from breast, lung, colorectal and other forms of cancers daily..

6 min read

Norgen technician in PPE using sequencing machine
Zak Mason
Jun 17, 2021

In the past, diagnoses were limited to what could be observed by an attending physician with their own senses. As one might expect, this resulted in wildly varying levels of patient care...

6 min read

visualization of gut microbiome
Bassel Arnaout
Jun 04, 2021

The human body is capable of wondrous phenomena. Our white blood cells help heal cuts and wounds, our salivary enzymes help break down foods, and our gut microbiome helps us digest nutrients.

6 min read

Two Norgen scientists holding up blue colorectal cancer awareness ribbons
Iva Laska
Mar 22, 2021

If experts say that colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most preventable and often curable diseases, then why does it still consume 10.2% of all cancer cases globally?

4 min read