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lncRNA-based therapy cures lung cancer in mouse models

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By turning down the activity of a specific RNA molecule, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, have cured lung tumors in mice by 40-50 percent. The results, published in Nature Communications, represent the tip of the iceberg in an extensive research project in which 633 new biomarkers for 14 types of cancer have been identified. A research group led by Chandrasekhar Kanduri, professor ...

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Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program to fund studies on lncRNA

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The California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program has awarded $1.8 million in grants and fellowships to UCSC biomedical researchers Biomedical researchers at UC Santa Cruz have won major funding to investigate lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, which is supported by the state tax on cigarettes. The awards include a $550,000 grant ...

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Decoding critical long non-coding RNA in ovarian cancer

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Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy in the United States, resulting in an estimated 14,100 deaths and 22,500 new cases in 2017 alone. This high mortality is primarily caused by resistance to therapy and the diagnosis of ovarian cancer after it has already metastasized, which occurs in approximately 80 percent of patients. A new study from Sidney Kimmel ...

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Tel Aviv University researchers ID lncRNAs in the auditory system, take step toward curing deafness

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A new Tel Aviv University study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of human deafness by identifying the first group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the auditory system. “The research on long non-coding RNAs is crucial to understanding how gene expression and regulatory elements influence the auditory system,” says Prof. Karen Avraham, Vice Dean of TAU’s Sackler Faculty ...

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lnRNA discovery could help boost plant heat, drought tolerance

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have discovered a ribonucleic acid, or RNA, that can increase the thale cress plant’s resistance to stress from drought and salt. The discovery could help illuminate a new pathway to engineering drought- and salt-tolerant plants, including food crops, said Dr. Liming Xiong, AgriLife Research associate professor, Dallas. The research is published in the journal Plant ...

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