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Gene therapy using lncRNA could lower risk for heart disease

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FINDINGS Scientists from UCLA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of ...

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Featured lncRNA Job – Staff Research Associate

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Job Duties To provide advanced technical research skills and establish test methods and procedures under the direction of a Research Scientist. Performs, designs and coordinates basic lab experiments (Medium to high complexity) independently and in consultation with supervisor. Perform and assists in basic molecular and cellular experiments including cloning, PCR, gene expression analysis, lipid extraction/analysis. Assists in establishing and maintaining ...

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Biological ‘dark matter’ molecule plays surprise role in heart failure

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Discovery may help scientists develop effective therapies to prevent or reverse this common and often fatal disease from the UCLA Newsroom by Jim Schnabel – Scientists at UCLA have identified a molecule that appears to play a key role in the development of heart failure. The scientists found that blocking the molecule, known as chaer, in animal studies prevented the ...

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Post-doc Position Available – lncRNAs in Digestive Diseases

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Job #JPF02413 DAVID GEFFEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – MEDICINE-GASTROENTEROLOGY Recruitment Period Open July 13th, 2016 through July 31st, 2016 Description The Padua lab has a keen interest in understanding gene regulation and signaling pathways in the context of complex biological phenomena. Our clinical interests are in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer diagnosis. One focus of the lab will ...

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