Latest MicroRNA Stories

2013-12-06 11:02:46

Findings have implications for treating severe treatment-refractory epilepsy, says Mount Sinai researcher New research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows that microRNA-128 is one of the strongest regulators of nerve cell excitability and motor activity, and that it does so by adjusting an entire neuronal signaling pathway. Published online Dec. 6 in the journal Science, the preclinical study suggests that developing new drugs for treatment-refractory epilepsy that...

2013-11-29 14:40:55

Cyclin D1 controls cell cycle progression and microRNA biogenesis through Dicer -- a new mechanism promoting breast cancer Cyclin D1, a protein that helps push a replicating cell through the cell cycle also mediates the processing and generation of mature microRNA (miRNA), according to new research publishing November 29 in Nature Communications. The research suggests that a protein strongly implicated in human cancer also governs the non-protein-coding genome. The non-coding genome,...

Autoimmune Disorders May Be Treated With A Little THC
2013-11-26 10:24:34

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New research has found evidence that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a principal component of marijuana, could be a beneficial treatment for autoimmune disorders. This is the first study of its kind to investigate how powerful little molecules known as microRNAs are affected by THC. RNAs are biological molecules that are important in coding, decoding, regulation and expression of genes. MicroRNAs were only recently discovered and are...

Researchers Show B Cells Can Deliver Potentially Therapeutic Bits Of Modified RNA
2013-11-26 06:59:03

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have successfully targeted T lymphocytes – which play a central role in the body's immune response – with another type of white blood cell engineered to synthesize and deliver bits of non-coding RNA or microRNA (miRNA). The achievement in mice studies, published in this week's online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may be the first step...

2013-11-14 23:19:45

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Analysis of MicroRNA Tools and Services Market. London (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Evolving microRNA Market Provides an Opportunity for Vendors of qRT-PCR and Functional Tools The study covers the analysis and forecasts of MicroRNA tools and services market globally for the period 2009 to 2017. The market is broadly classified into 2 major segments – tools and services. MicroRNA tools market is further segmented into...

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