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In genetics, microRNAs (miRNA) are single-stranded RNA molecules of 21-23 nucleotides in length, which regulate gene expression. miRNAs are encoded by genes from whose DNA they are transcribed but miRNAs are not translated into protein (i.e. they are non-coding RNAs); instead each primary transcript (a pri-miRNA) is processed into a short stem-loop structure called a pre-miRNA and finally into a functional miRNA. Mature miRNA molecules are partially complementary to one or more messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules, and their main function is to down-regulate gene expression.
Study finds no evidence that genetic material from food is absorbed into the body

Study finds no evidence that genetic material from food is absorbed into the body

Researchers explore ways to tamper reproductive events in dengue- and Zika-spreading mosquito

Researchers explore ways to tamper reproductive events in dengue- and Zika-spreading mosquito

Targeting RNA repeats

Targeting RNA repeats

Study provides insight into how microRNA may amplify effects of drug treatment in liver cancer

Study provides insight into how microRNA may amplify effects of drug treatment in liver cancer

Signals from fat cells may aid in diagnostics for metabolic conditions

Signals from fat cells may aid in diagnostics for metabolic conditions

Estrogen regulates specific exosome-packed microRNAs in blood circulation, study shows

Estrogen regulates specific exosome-packed microRNAs in blood circulation, study shows

Study discovers how gut bacteria interacts with microRNAs to promote colon cancer growth

Study discovers how gut bacteria interacts with microRNAs to promote colon cancer growth

Study shows how microRNA molecule promotes prostate cancer metastasis

Study shows how microRNA molecule promotes prostate cancer metastasis

Stem cell secretions appear to protect retinal ganglion cells in rats, study shows

Stem cell secretions appear to protect retinal ganglion cells in rats, study shows

Adelaide researchers uncover new pathway that regulates spread of prostate cancer

Adelaide researchers uncover new pathway that regulates spread of prostate cancer

Serum microRNAs could serve as promising biomarkers for monitoring progression of MS

Serum microRNAs could serve as promising biomarkers for monitoring progression of MS

Inhibition of EZH2 protein could be new strategy to treat multiple myeloma

Inhibition of EZH2 protein could be new strategy to treat multiple myeloma

A new strategy to fight prostate cancer

A new strategy to fight prostate cancer

New ultrasensitive detection system of in-flow microRNAs uses encoded microgels

New ultrasensitive detection system of in-flow microRNAs uses encoded microgels

ABIVAX reports preclinical data on first-in-class drug candidate for functional cure of HIV/AIDS patients

ABIVAX reports preclinical data on first-in-class drug candidate for functional cure of HIV/AIDS patients

Genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissues could offer clues to tumor behavior

Genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissues could offer clues to tumor behavior

Researchers show how microRNAs play key role in tumor progression and response to radiation

Researchers show how microRNAs play key role in tumor progression and response to radiation

Cigarette smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys, study reveals

Cigarette smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys, study reveals

Scientists identify microrna that provides clues for quieting auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia

Scientists identify microrna that provides clues for quieting auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia

Research provides insight into molecular mechanisms involved in immune response to HBV

Research provides insight into molecular mechanisms involved in immune response to HBV