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Innovative Investment Strategy Aids Search for New Cancer Drugs

August 22, 2019

Three early-stage cancer drug projects receive pilot grants to help them advance from the bench toward the bedside.…
The empty octopus in the cell

August 2, 2019

A fundamental research study on microRNAs, tiny molecules that help control gene activity inside plants and animals, has…
Slowing metabolism can prevent detrimental effects of genetic mutations

July 26, 2019

Just by slowing their metabolism, mutant fruit flies can go from zero to hero. In a new Northwestern…
Researchers unlock mysteries of complex microRNA oncogenes

July 2, 2019

MicroRNAs are tiny molecules of nucleic acid that control gene expression, acting like a dimmer switch to tone…
Circular RNA Holds Promise as Cancer Biomarker

February 13, 2019

The stable structure of circRNA makes it an ideal candidate for biomarkers because it can be detected in blood…
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Defeating Glioblastoma

February 6, 2019

MicroRNAs can weaken cancer cells in advance of standard therapy in preclinical models, study shows. In the quest…
The Builder and the Regulator

February 5, 2019

One of the big challenges in neurobiology is cell classification, a problem compounded by the fact that the…
Innovation Brings New RNA Insights

January 15, 2019

MicroRNAs, the tiny bits of genetic material that regulate gene expression, play a significant – but poorly understood…
Engineers create an inhalable form of messenger RNA

January 7, 2019

Messenger RNA, which can induce cells to produce therapeutic proteins, holds great promise for treating a variety of…
Delivering Antibodies via mRNA Could Prevent RSV Infection

November 9, 2018

Almost every child gets respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes cold-like symptoms. It’s usually not a big deal…
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New finding could unmask blood doping in athletes

October 26, 2018

A Duke research team has found a way to help sporting officials detect whether an athlete’s blood has…
Changes to Specific MicroRNA Involved in Development of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

May 28, 2018

A new Tel Aviv University study identifies a previously unknown mechanism involved in the development of Lou Gehrig’s disease, or…
‘Detective’ iSHiRLoC investigates role of RNA, could help researchers study genesis of cancer

April 21, 2017

A team of University of Michigan scientists have developed a tool to help them study dysfunction in cells…
MicroRNA treatment restores nerve insulation, limb function in mice with MS

March 28, 2017

Study sheds light on possible therapeutic approach for neurodegenerative disease Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models…
New tool boosts gene analysis

March 17, 2017

ACCACCGACCGUUGACUGUAC. An apparently random jumble of 21 letters might seem more like the byproduct of falling asleep at…
Ötzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

February 17, 2017

They have found the molecules in the well-known glacier mummy “Ötzi”. A number of facts have been scientifically…
Discovery could bolster traits of soybeans, other crops

January 31, 2017

A team of Nebraska biologists has discovered an important component plants need to make microRNAs, tiny molecules critical…
MS Clues Found in Blood

January 26, 2017

MicroRNAs are small RNA molecules that influence basic cellular processes and have been proposed as biomarkers for the…
Small RNA identified that offers clues for quieting the ‘voices’ of schizophrenia

November 29, 2016

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a small RNA (microRNA) that may be essential to restoring…
Study links small RNA molecule to pregnancy complication

October 25, 2016

A family of small RNA molecules affects the development of cells that give rise to the placenta –…
Gene therapy technique may help prevent cancer metastasis

September 19, 2016

Gene-regulating RNA molecules could help treat early-stage breast cancer tumors before they spread. The spread of malignant cells…
A microRNA plays role in major depression

September 9, 2016

A UAB study that is the first of its kind found that a tiny RNA — miR-124-3p —…
Restoring Chemotherapy Sensitivity by Boosting MicroRNA Levels

May 30, 2016

By increasing the level of a specific microRNA (miRNA) molecule, researchers have for the first time restored chemotherapy…
Scientists synthesize nanoparticles that can deliver tumor suppressors to damaged livers

January 26, 2016

UT Southwestern Medical Center chemists have successfully used synthetic nanoparticles to deliver tumor-suppressing therapies to diseased livers with…
Nano-shells deliver molecules that tell bone to repair itself

January 16, 2016

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a polymer sphere that delivers a molecule to bone wounds…
Nano-shells deliver molecules that tell bone to repair itself

January 16, 2016

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a polymer sphere that delivers a molecule to bone wounds…
New role for RNA in safeguarding human chromosome number

December 27, 2015

Discovery has implications in cancer biology Molecular biologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a gene called…
Nanotech-based sensor developed to measure microRNAs in blood, speed cancer detection

November 17, 2015

A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor developed and tested by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at…
MicroRNAs and Metabolism

October 28, 2015

Four tiny segments of RNA appear to play critical roles in controlling cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism. In their…
Stressed dads affect offspring brain development through sperm microRNA

October 20, 2015

More and more, scientists have realized that DNA is not the only way that a parent can pass…
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