Tag Archives: autoimmune diseases

Female immune cells use lncRNA to keep their second X chromosome shut off


Autoimmune diseases tend to strike women more than men and having multiple X chromosomes could be the main reason why. While a process called X chromosome inactivation serves to balance out gene dosage between males and females, some genes on the “inactive X” chromosome in immune cells can sometimes escape this process, giving women an extra dose of immunity-related gene ...

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IQuity lands $150K NIH grant for autoimmune disease research


Nashville-based IQuity — which analyzes RNA data to develop tools that help physicians diagnose autoimmune diseases — has received a $150,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research program. The grant will help fund IQuity’s ongoing research into long non-coding RNAs and their usefulness in distinguishing fibromyalgia from rheumatic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, according ...

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Postdoc Position Available – Investigating the role of lncRNAs in autoimmune diseases

University Medical Center Groningen Department:          Genetics Work location:       Groningen Apply no later than:02 February 2014 Working environment The Department of Genetics at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, is an ambitious, dynamic, and international environment, with state-of-the-art facilities. The research section is located in the European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA) together with other departments ...

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