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Tag: RNA

Targeting tumors
September 29, 2020
A group of researchers have devised an effective anti-cancer therapy by loading cytokine-coding RNA fragments into lipid nanoparticles and injecting them directly into the tumor [1]. Anti-cancer immunotherapy is a powerful novel strategy that has given hope to millions of cancer patients. The immune system has a few aces up its sleeve when fighting cancer,...
July 14, 2020
Researchers have developed what can be described as the first precision gene editing tool for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). This new tool is different from the well-known CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene editing and should make the study of mitochondrial biology and mitochondrial diseases easier. This new discovery is a game changer Prior to this, creating mouse...
July 18, 2019
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have published a new study that sheds light on skin rejuvenation, and it shares a link with what some cosmetic companies are doing using laser therapy. A link between cosmetics and regeneration During their study, the researchers found that the laser treatments used by cosmetic companies and retinoic acid, which...
February 07, 2019
Last month, researchers at Johan Auwerx’s lab at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) had looked at the connections between RNA-binding proteins and aging. RNA binding proteins (RBPs) play an important part in post-transcriptional control by binding to mRNA. After binding, RBPs can aid in the processing of pre-mRNA as well as mRNA stability,...
January 11, 2018
Researchers have found that by manipulating a single RNA molecule, they can reverse some aspects of cellular aging and regenerate aged cells. Old cells resist regeneration As we grow older, our cells gradually age, leading to the development of various diseases. Therefore, inducing cellular regeneration is one of the approaches that researchers are using to...