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Researchers Identify Obesity-Diabetes Link

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2017

Exosomes produced by macrophages in fatty tissue influence insulin sensitivity in distant cell types, a study finds.

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Instructor, Department of Systems Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Age: 38

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Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2016

A braided structure and some adhesive hydrogel make therapeutic microRNAs both stable and sticky.

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Performance Art

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2015

Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.

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Communicating Across Kingdoms?

By Sandhya Sekar | December 15, 2014

Researchers pinpoint microRNAs that could play a role in how Wolbachia bacteria manipulate their arthropod hosts.

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Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs

By Kerry Grens | October 27, 2014

Cellular blebs shed by tumor cells can process short stretches of RNA that go on to induce tumor formation in neighboring cells.

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Roche Set to Buy RNAi Firm

By Bob Grant | August 6, 2014

The Swiss pharmaceutical giant will reportedly pay $450 million for a Danish biotech company that develops drugs that silence microRNAs.

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Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | April 13, 2014

A mouse study shows that molecular remnants of early-life stress can be passed on to future generations.

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Saving Failing Hearts

By Kate Yandell | March 12, 2014

Inhibiting a small regulatory RNA appears to improve cardiac function in mice with surgically induced heart problems.

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MicroRNAs Repair Heart Cells

By Sabrina Richards | December 5, 2012

Researchers identify microRNAs that keep cardiac cells healthy after heart attack, potentially paving the way for future heart regenerating therapies.

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