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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.
Gene therapy can provide long-lasting therapeutic benefit in Huntington's disease

Gene therapy can provide long-lasting therapeutic benefit in Huntington's disease

Researchers develop nanotherapeutic drug to prevent cancer from spreading to the liver

Researchers develop nanotherapeutic drug to prevent cancer from spreading to the liver

Exploring the impact of DNA nanoswitches in RNA purification

Exploring the impact of DNA nanoswitches in RNA purification

Study identifies small RNA molecule as a therapeutic target for COPD

Study identifies small RNA molecule as a therapeutic target for COPD

Study explains why moles can change into melanoma

Study explains why moles can change into melanoma

Liver cancer can be recognized by RNA fragments in saliva and blood

Liver cancer can be recognized by RNA fragments in saliva and blood

Study reveals a previously unrecognized cause of vascular injury in type 2 diabetes

Study reveals a previously unrecognized cause of vascular injury in type 2 diabetes

Study highlights the critical role of junk DNA in mammalian development

Study highlights the critical role of junk DNA in mammalian development

Researchers discover molecules in the blood that can indicate impending dementia

Researchers discover molecules in the blood that can indicate impending dementia

Study explores the relationship between cytokines in saliva and COVID-19 severity

Study explores the relationship between cytokines in saliva and COVID-19 severity

Study aims to find ways of identifying children at risk for severe COVID-19

Study aims to find ways of identifying children at risk for severe COVID-19

Study identifies specific small RNA molecule that can reduce levels of cancer-promoting gene

Study identifies specific small RNA molecule that can reduce levels of cancer-promoting gene

Novel sensor could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes

Novel sensor could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes

Researchers detect two types of RNA base modifications simultaneously using a quantum sequencer

Researchers detect two types of RNA base modifications simultaneously using a quantum sequencer

Researchers develop new method for rapidly detecting SARS-CoV-2 RNA

Researchers develop new method for rapidly detecting SARS-CoV-2 RNA

IU researcher uncovers potential new approach for treating pancreatic cancer

IU researcher uncovers potential new approach for treating pancreatic cancer

New SARS-CoV-2 mechanism of host gene suppression

New SARS-CoV-2 mechanism of host gene suppression

New MOGONET outperforms existing supervised multi-omics integrative analysis approaches

New MOGONET outperforms existing supervised multi-omics integrative analysis approaches

Researchers identify potential new treatment for osteoarthritis

Researchers identify potential new treatment for osteoarthritis

Research reveals a microRNA network as putative mediators of myocardial reductive stress

Research reveals a microRNA network as putative mediators of myocardial reductive stress