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Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a biologically important type of molecule that consists of a long chain of nucleotide units. Each nucleotide consists of a nitrogenous base, a ribose sugar, and a phosphate.
Protein may predict outcome of targeted mccRCC therapy

Protein may predict outcome of targeted mccRCC therapy

Levels of carbonic anhydrase 9 increase with the use of vascular endothelial growth factor-targeted therapy for metastatic clear-cell renal cancer, and high expression of this protein is associated with increased survival, show study results reported in European Urology. [More]
New meta-analysis highlights significant gaps in hepatitis C care

New meta-analysis highlights significant gaps in hepatitis C care

A new meta-analysis published online in PLOS ONE by infectious disease and epidemiology specialists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania highlights significant gaps in hepatitis C care that will prove useful as the U.S. health care system continues to see an influx of patients with the disease because of improved screening efforts and new, promising drugs. [More]
Study reveals mechanism underlying abnormal fat accumulation in HIV patients

Study reveals mechanism underlying abnormal fat accumulation in HIV patients

Building upon their earlier research on the biology of fat metabolism, Joslin scientists discovered that microRNAs -small RNA molecules that play important roles in regulation in many types of tissue - play a major role in the distribution and determination of fat cells and whole body metabolism. [More]
Webinar outlines novel findings from RNA-Seq project performed by OGT

Webinar outlines novel findings from RNA-Seq project performed by OGT

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company, has made the latest in its series of educational webinars available to watch online at www.ogt.com/webinars. In the webinar entitled “Developing new insights into gene expression using RNA-Seq”, Dr Christopher Jones, Research Fellow at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), UK, presents novel findings from a recent RNA-Seq project performed by OGT. [More]
Eurofins Genomics, AmpTec sign co-marketing agreement for IVT-RNAs

Eurofins Genomics, AmpTec sign co-marketing agreement for IVT-RNAs

Eurofins Genomics, international market leader in genomic services, and AmpTec, internationally recognized provider of RNA technology products, have agreed on non-exclusively co-marketing AmpTec's IVT-RNAs globally. [More]
Mayo Clinic researchers uncover 31 genes key to clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Mayo Clinic researchers uncover 31 genes key to clear cell renal cell carcinoma

A genomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer, from 72 patients has uncovered 31 genes that are key to development, growth and spread of the cancer, say researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida. [More]
CNIO researchers identify over 40 genes that predict aggressiveness of melanoma

CNIO researchers identify over 40 genes that predict aggressiveness of melanoma

Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have discovered more than 40 genes that predict the level of aggressiveness of melanoma and that distinguish it from other cancers with a poor prognosis. The discovery, published in Cancer Cell, will help to identify unique aspects of melanoma that could contribute to determine the risk of developing metastasis in patients with this disease. [More]
First step toward new drugs that can transcend antibiotic resistance issues

First step toward new drugs that can transcend antibiotic resistance issues

Scientists in the United States and India have successfully modified the precursor to one of the drugs used to treat tuberculosis, an important first step toward new drugs that can transcend antibiotic resistance issues that experts consider a serious threat to global health. [More]
New article explores how specific types of interferons control RNA virus infection

New article explores how specific types of interferons control RNA virus infection

Respiratory and intestinal infections caused by RNA viruses stimulate infected cells to produce interferons, which can act alone or in combination to block virus replication. [More]
USAMRIID scientists propose new standards to sequence viral genomes

USAMRIID scientists propose new standards to sequence viral genomes

Scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) have proposed a set of standards aimed at developing a common "language" among investigators working to sequence viral genomes and characterize viral stocks. [More]
Gene partnership may be fueling cancer spread in as much as 20% of cancers

Gene partnership may be fueling cancer spread in as much as 20% of cancers

A key cancer-causing gene, responsible for up to 20 percent of cancers, may have a weak spot in its armor, according to new research from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. [More]
AMSBIO announces magnetic bead based tool offering efficient solution for DNA clean-up and size selection in NGS

AMSBIO announces magnetic bead based tool offering efficient solution for DNA clean-up and size selection in NGS

AMSBIO announces MagSi-NGSPREP- a magnetic bead based tool that offers an efficient solution for DNA clean-up and size selection in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications. MagSi-NGSPREP supports all standard DNA clean-up protocols encountered during Next-Gen library preparation, including the classical one-sided and two-sided "solid phase reversible immobilization" (SPRI) size selection protocols. [More]
Discovery provides scientists with better understanding of limiting uncontrolled cell growth

Discovery provides scientists with better understanding of limiting uncontrolled cell growth

Biologists at UC San Diego have found the "missing link" in the chemical system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes-the thousands of protein "factories" contained within each cell that manufacture all of the proteins needed to build tissue and sustain life. [More]
Investigators discover novel cellular genes by uncovering uncharacterized RNAs that encode proteins

Investigators discover novel cellular genes by uncovering uncharacterized RNAs that encode proteins

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine scientists have made an extraordinary double discovery. First, they have identified thousands of novel long non-coding ribonucleic acid (lncRNA) transcripts. [More]
Celsion acquires all assets of EGEN

Celsion acquires all assets of EGEN

Celsion Corporation, an oncology drug development company, today announced the completion of the acquisition by Celsion of substantially all of the assets of EGEN, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of nucleic acid-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other difficult to treat diseases. [More]
Yap1 oncogene drives recurrence and progression of pancreatic cancer

Yap1 oncogene drives recurrence and progression of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer tumors addicted to mutant Kras signaling for their growth and progression have a ready-made substitute to tap if they're ever forced to go cold-turkey on the mutant oncogene, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the journal Cell. [More]
Weizmann Institute scientists 'fingerprint' a culprit in depression and anxiety disorders

Weizmann Institute scientists 'fingerprint' a culprit in depression and anxiety disorders

According the World Health Organization, such mood disorders as depression affect some 10% of the world's population and are associated with a heavy burden of disease. That is why numerous scientists around the world have invested a great deal of effort in understanding these diseases. Yet the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie these problems are still only partly understood. [More]
Research provides unique insight into lncRNAs that regulate lung development

Research provides unique insight into lncRNAs that regulate lung development

It's a long way from DNA to RNA to protein, and only about two percent of a person's genome is eventually converted into proteins. [More]
NuGEN 2014 Genomics Grant Challenge announced

NuGEN 2014 Genomics Grant Challenge announced

NuGEN Technologies, Inc., a market leader in the development of innovative sample preparation solutions for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications, has announced the NuGEN 2014 Genomics Grant Challenge. [More]
Researchers identify muscle-building mechanism that could be important in addressing sarcopenia

Researchers identify muscle-building mechanism that could be important in addressing sarcopenia

Sarcopenia - the significant loss of muscle mass and function that can occur as we age - is associated with many chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. [More]