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Scientists Find New Roles For Old RNAs

June 9, 2016

Research shows unexpected dual role of snoRNAs in gene regulation, and important role played by small non-coding RNAs…
Medical and biofuel advances possible with new gene regulation tool

August 21, 2015

Recent work by Los Alamos National Laboratory experimental and theoretical biologists describes a new method of controlling gene…
New strategy IDs infertility-causing genes

August 6, 2015

Infertility affects roughly 15 percent of couples – with many cases resulting from faulty genetics – but the…
Research finds protein regulation linked to cells’ growth cycle

July 2, 2015

By tracking the movement of proteins in a living cell with nanometer-scale precision, Cornell researchers have gained a…
‘Pain sensing’ gene discovery could help in development of new methods of pain relief

May 26, 2015

A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team…
Researchers treat heart attacks with new gene therapy based on telomerase enzyme

December 19, 2014

The enzyme telomerase repairs cell damage produced by ageing, and has been used successfully in therapies to lengthen…
New Technique Uses Bacteria’s Own CRISPR-Cas System to Turn Off Genes

October 30, 2014

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that co-opts an immune system already present in…
Gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin restore function lost in spinal cord injury

July 28, 2014

A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the…
Expanding the power of RNA interference

May 13, 2014

RNA interference (RNAi), a technique that can turn off specific genes inside living cells, holds great potential for…
Better RNA interference, inspired by nature

February 11, 2014

New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases. Inspired by tiny particles that carry…
Silencing inhibitor of cell replication spurs beta cells to reproduce

January 16, 2014

Klaus Kaestner, PhD, professor of Genetics and postdoctoral fellow Dana Avrahami, PhD, from the Perelman School of Medicine,…
Gene regulator is key to healthy retinal development and good vision in adulthood

August 9, 2013

Animal study reveals “unexpected” role of horizontal cells in photoreceptor rod and cone cell development of retina Scientists…
Scientists explore the mind with epigenomic maps

July 6, 2013

Comprehensive mapping of the human brain epigenome by UWA and US scientists uncovers large-scale changes that take place…
Fixing siRNAs by creating an anti-siRNA

December 27, 2012

Small pieces of RNA in our cells can act like molecular switches that turn genes off by binding…
Novel Studies of Gene Regulation in Brain Development May Mean New Treatment of Mental Disorders

December 4, 2012

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the Institut Pasteur, Paris has come…
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