Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

'Junk' DNA now center stage

The classes of RNA molecules encoded by DNA sequences previously considered non functional may play a vital role in cell stress responses, and could one day lead to cancer treatments. A*STAR researchers have identified a ...

Jan 20, 2016
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Better diagnosis for a rare syndrome

Understanding Li–Fraumeni syndrome (LFS)—a genetic disorder that substantially increases the risk of a young person developing cancer such as the bone cancer osteosarcoma—is a first step to improving diagnosis and counseling.

Jan 27, 2016
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Monocytes switch roles during sepsis

During the course of the deadly disease sepsis, monocytes—a type of white blood cell that helps the body stave off bacteria and viruses—undergo a profound change, A*STAR researchers show. This discovery will help scientists ...

Jan 27, 2016
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