News tagged with ribonucleic acid
Foot soldiers of the immune system: IFIT antiviral protein recognizes foreign RNA and blocks viral infections
Researchers at McGill University and the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have discovered the molecular blueprint behind the IFIT protein. This key protein enables the human ...
Immunology Jan 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A team of UCLA scientists has found that the pathogen that causes leprosy has a remarkable ability to avoid the human immune system by inhibiting the antimicrobial responses important to our defenses.
Immunology Jan 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Two proteins previously found to contribute to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, have divergent roles. But a new study, led by researchers at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, ...
Neuroscience Sep 30, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
As anyone familiar with the phrase 'man-flu' will know women consider themselves to be the more robust side of the species when it comes to health and illness. Now new research, published in BioEssays, seems to support the id ...
Medical research Sep 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 3 |
Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first high resolution structure of a molecule that when attached to the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus prevents it from reproducing.
Medical research Mar 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
University of Florida researchers have identified a gene responsible for brain-related symptoms of the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy.
Neuroscience Aug 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Results of a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may help pave the way to a treatment for a neurogenetic disorder often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism.
Genetics Dec 21, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have uncovered a novel mechanism regulating gene expression and transcription linked to Spinocerebellar ...
Neuroscience Jun 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered that the micro ribonucleic acid miR-214 plays a critical role in regulating ovarian cancer stem cell properties. This knowledge, said the researchers, ...
Cancer Sep 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 3 of every 100 babies in the U.S. are born with a birth defect. Among boys, one of the most common defects is the displacement of the ...
Medical research Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A series of microRNA expression signatures that may help to define progression of the precancerous condition Barrett's esophagus into esophageal adenocarcinoma was reported recently in Cancer Prevention Research, a journa ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0