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Two Human Proteins Found To Affect How 'Jumping Gene' Gets Around
2013-11-21 13:55:24

Johns Hopkins Medicine Using a new method to catch elusive "jumping genes" in the act, researchers have found two human proteins that are used by one type of DNA to replicate itself and move from place to place. The discovery, described in the Nov. 21 issue of Cell, breaks new ground, they say, in understanding the arms race between a jumping gene driven to colonize new areas of the human genome and cells working to limit the risk posed by such volatile bits of DNA. Jumping genes, more...

2013-11-20 08:28:54

Latest round boosts capital reserves to advance numerous drug candidates into clinical testing directly and through strategic partners CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moderna Therapeutics, the pioneer in developing messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics(TM), a revolutionary new treatment modality to enable the in vivo production of therapeutic proteins, announced today the completion of a new financing round, raising $110 million. In aggregate, Moderna has secured more than $415...

2013-11-20 08:28:35

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced that it has demonstrated initial progress in its research collaboration with Biogen Idec, M.A. ("Biogen Idec") to discover microRNAs as biomarkers for multiple sclerosis ("MS") and has received a milestone payment. Regulus has developed a highly reproducible, proprietary...

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...

2013-11-13 16:26:39

- Regulatory Application for RG-101 to be Filed in the Near Term: Clinical Studies in Man Expected to Commence in Early 2014 - LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 and provided a summary of recent corporate highlights. "This was a remarkably productive third...

2013-11-13 08:36:01

Maverix Analytic Platform complements QIAGEN's Ingenuity® iReport(TM) for seamless NGS analysis workflow to enable high-quality insights PHOENIX, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maverix Biomics Inc., today announced at the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2013 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona that the company has signed a non-exclusive strategic co-marketing agreement with QIAGEN to streamline the interpretation of raw next-generation sequencing (NGS) data into meaningful...

2013-11-11 11:09:02

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shines a new light on molecular tools our cells use to govern regulated gene expression. The study was published on line in advance of print November 10 in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. "We uncovered a novel mechanism that allows proteins that direct pre-mRNA splicing – RNA-binding proteins – to induce a regulatory effect from greater distances than was thought possible,"...

Clay May Have Been Cradle Of Life
2013-11-08 11:08:34

[ Watch the Video: Life On Earth May Have Come From Clay ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Often viewed as an apparently infertile blend of various minerals, clay might have actually been the birthplace of life on Earth, biological engineers from Cornell University report in new research appearing in Thursday’s online edition of the journal Scientific Reports. The study authors set out to simulate ancient seawater in order to analyze the properties of clay under...

Edited RNA Plus Invasive DNA Add Individuality
2013-11-08 08:19:46

Brown University A study in Nature Communications finds that an enzyme that edits RNA may loosen the genome’s control over invasive snippets of DNA that affect how genes are expressed. In fruit flies, that newly understood mechanism appears to contribute to differences among individuals such as eye color and life span. The story of why we are all so different goes well beyond the endless mixing and matching of DNA through breeding. A new study in the journal Nature Communications, for...

Faulty Enzymes Cause Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
2013-11-07 09:18:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A family of enzymes that controls the functions of other proteins could be the possible cause of heart failure in diabetics, according to new research appearing in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. While many studies have been written on cardiovascular disease and diabetes, little is known about diabetic cardiomyopathy, a disorder of the heart muscle in diabetes patients that can lead to the heart’s inability to effectively...


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Brief Introduction To DNA Probes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

DNA probes help scientists to detect a specific gene in a long DNA sequence. According to Dr. Michael A. Pfaller, DNA probes are “single-stranded pieces of nucleic acid, labeled with a specific tracer (isotope, enzyme, or chromophore), that will hydrogen bond (hybridize) with complementary single-stranded pieces of DNA (or RNA) under the appropriate conditions of pH, temperature, and iconic strength.” The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health website has a helpful video about...

Caenorhabditis elegans
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Caenorhabditis elegans is a species of parasitic roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. It can be found in temperate regions, in many different areas of the world. It prefers to reside in nutrient rich soils. Its scientific name is derived from the Greek terms Caeno, meaning recent, rhabditis, meaning rod-like, and the Latin term elegans, which means elegant. It was first named by Maupas in 1900, but was not classified in the Caenorhabditis subgenus until 1952 by Osche. Caenorhabditis elegans...

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2012-05-29 11:19:42

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1914 as the official journal of the US National Academy of Sciences. The first managing editor of the journal was mathematician Edwin Bidwell Wilson. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Inder M. Verma. PNAS is published weekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition. The first issue of PNAS was published in 1915, and the journal...

Biophysical Journal
2012-05-28 10:08:02

The Biophysical Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published biweekly by Cell Press on behalf of the Biophysical Society. It was established in 1960. The editor-in-chief is Edward Egelman. It covers all aspects of biophysics.  It is the leading international journal for original research in molecular, cellular, and system biophysics. Modern biophysics is a broad and rapidly advancing field encompassing the study of biological structures with a focus on mechanisms at the...

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