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Call For Papers – Special Issue: Non-coding RNAs in Cancer

Editor: Aamir Ahmad, PhD, Mitchell Cancer Institute, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA Deadline: October 15th, 2016 Cancer is a deadly disease that affects millions of lives worldwide. The fight against cancer relies heavily on the availability of robust biomarkers for diagnosis, therapy and prognosis. In recent years, non-coding RNAs have attracted a lot of attention for their role in human cancers. The ...

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Biology student honored at international symposium in Italy for work on long non-coding RNAs

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Student’s poster on grapevine research places first Graduate biology student Zachary Harris won first place in the Bioinformatics, Big Data category at the International Symposium of Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology in Verona, Italy. “We can think of the genome as the total genetic content of the organism. Embedded within that content is the instruction for making proteins,” said Harris. “Proteins ...

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New Research shows placental RNA may help protect embryo from viruses

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The human placenta is an organ unlike any other. During the course of nine months it is formed by the embryo, sustains life and then is shed. “What that means,” said Montserrat Anguera, an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, “is it has to make very specialized cells, it has to form structures to support ...

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Johns Hopkins student named NSF Graduate Research Fellow to Study Long Non-coding RNAs

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John’s Hopkins Hub – The National Science Foundation has selected 2,000 Graduate Research Fellows from across the country, including 18 current Johns Hopkins University students. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who pursue research-based post-baccalaureate degrees at accredited institutions. The GRF is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind and has ...

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Pathway Responsible For Breast Cancer Metastasis Identified By MD Anderson Researchers

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from Breast Cancer News Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a signalling pathway responsible for breast cancer metastasis. The study, led by Liuqing Yang, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and cellular oncology, was published in this month’s issue of Cell.  Molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are known because of their role in metastasis and tumor growth. However, until now, the dimensions ...

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Targeted Neuroblastoma Therapy One Step Closer

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from ScienceNetwork WA by  Anika Rodgers AUSTRALIAN researchers have uncovered new targets for therapy in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. Histone Modification Group and Children’s Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research’s Tao Liu says the researchers have been studying neuroblastoma in the hope of developing novel treatments. “Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumour in early childhood and it accounts for ...

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lncRNA Market Trends – Learn the latest about the expanding and evolving long noncoding RNA space.

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from Genetic Engineering News by Enal Razvi, Ph.D. The focus of this GEN Market & Tech Analysis report is to present some of our recent industry tracking of the long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) space, as this space is expanding and evolving.Highlights of this report: The lncRNA space is expanding and the numbers of lncRNA sequences deposited in the biological databases ...

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Salk Institute study identifies novel regulator of key gene expression in cancer

Findings may lead to new targets for cancer treatment LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a key genetic switch linked to the development, progression and outcome of cancer, a finding that may lead to new targets for cancer therapies. The switch, a string of nucleotides dubbed a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), does not code ...

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Salk Institute study identifies novel regulator of key gene expression in cancer

Findings may lead to new targets for cancer treatment LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a key genetic switch linked to the development, progression and outcome of cancer, a finding that may lead to new targets for cancer therapies. The switch, a string of nucleotides dubbed a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), does not code ...

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Long noncoding RNAs mean more than HOTAIR

From Genetic Engineering News by Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond, Ph.D. Long noncoding RNA (lncRNAs) can regulate gene expression at epigenetic, transcriptional, and post-transcriptional levels. Over the past 10 years, scientists say new methods, including deep sequencing and DNA tiling arrays, have enabled the identification and characterization of the human transcriptome. These techniques completely changed our understanding of genome organization and content ...

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