People with diabetes have a two to five time higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. For decades physicians have noticed unhealthy changes in the hearts of diabetics called diabetic cardiomyopathy, … Continue Reading Study identifies RNA-based mechanism underlying how diabetes damages the heart.
After it is transcribed from DNA, RNA can go on to many fates. While the most familiar path may lead directly to the production of protein, RNA molecules themselves can … Continue Reading Researchers unlock another piece of the RNA sequencing puzzle.
Since their discovery in the 1950s, transfer RNAs (tRNAs) have been best known for their role in helping the cell make proteins from messenger RNA templates. However, recent studies have … Continue Reading Researchers discover new species of tRNA responsible for sex-biased cancer proliferation.
A novel blood test could greatly improve triage of victims of radiation accidents by rapidly predicting who will survive, who will die, and who should receive immediate medical countermeasures, according … Continue Reading New RNA-based blood test quickly reveals severity of radiation injury.
A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells. The opensource … Continue Reading Researchers identify noncoding RNA crucial for stem cell suppression in the brain.
In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X-Ray diffraction. … Continue Reading Researchers image and count nucleosomes in the human genome for the first time ever.
Researchers from the UC San Diego, University of Cambridge, University of Cyprus and the Scripps Institute report finding a highly accurate blood-based measure that could lead to development of a … Continue Reading Blood-based genetic biomarkers identified for very early-diagnosis of Autism in boys.
A new United States Army contracted study has found it is possible to distinguish between different hemorrhagic fevers, including Marburg (Ebola cousin) and Lassa before the person becomes symptomatic. The embargoed … Continue Reading RNA test diagnoses Lassa and Marburg hemorrhagic viruses before symptoms show.
Researchers have encountered variants or isoforms in microRNAs (miRNAs) before, but assumed that these variants were accidental byproducts. A recent study from Thomas Jefferson University shows that certain so called … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map function and expression of isomiRs of microRNA.
Genetic information is stored in DNA, tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain instructions for the functioning of the human body. To express this genetic data, our DNA is copied … Continue Reading Scientists find how mysterious ‘circular RNA’ is formed, claim muscular dystrophy link.
Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease. Most of those studies have … Continue Reading Penn team mine specific ovarian cancer oncogene in ‘junk DNA’.
RNA is one of the most primitive molecules associated with life that has awakened most interest over the last decade; a sister molecule to cellular DNA from which it originates … Continue Reading CNIO experts discover the genomic origin of telomere protectors.
‘Master-regulator’ protein which pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize is identified. Unexpected links to Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease also seen. Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What’s more, the protein appears to trigger cancer’s spread in part by blocking two other proteins that are normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests these two disease processes could have unexpected ties.
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