News tagged with rna splicing

Gene variants found to affect human lifespan

By broadly comparing the DNA of children to that of elderly people, gene researchers have identified gene variants that influence lifespan, either by raising disease risk or by providing protection from disease.

Feb 04, 2013
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Enzyme offers new therapeutic target for cancer drugs

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered a new signal transduction pathway specifically devoted to the regulation of alternative RNA splicing, a process that allows a single ...

Jun 21, 2012
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Will a genetic mutation cause trouble? Ask Spliceman

In a brief paper in the journal Bioinformatics, Brown University researchers describe a new, freely available Web-based program called Spliceman for predicting whether genetic mutations are likely to disrupt the splicing of mes ...

Mar 05, 2012
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Researchers find mutation causing neurodegeneration

A Jackson Laboratory research team led by Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator Susan Ackerman, Ph.D., has discovered a defect in the RNA splicing process in neurons that may contribute to neurological disease.

Jan 19, 2012
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