Latest MicroRNA Stories

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...

2013-11-06 10:56:53

MiRNAs likely play an important role in the occurrence and development of depression, and can be used as potential targets for treatment of depression. Studies have shown that miR-137 expression is downregulated in the brain from depression patients with suicidal behavior. Moreover, miR-137 expression is also downregulated in peripheral blood from stroke patients. However, it is not yet known if miRNAs are associated with post-stroke depression. To test this, Dr. Lixia Zhao and colleagues...

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