Medical research

Gene expression mechanism may have immunity, cancer implications

Alternative polyadenylation (APA) is an RNA processing mechanism that regulates gene expression by generating different ends on RNA transcripts of the same gene. Though it affects more than half of human genes, the significance ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emphysema research narrows in on FCHSD1 protein

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes illness and death worldwide. It is characterized by destruction of the walls of tiny air sacs in the lungs—known as emphysema—and a decline in lung function. Little ...

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