microRNA Biomarkers

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Newly discovered biomarker miR-591 inhibits cancer cell proliferation and invasion

About 5000 years ago, the inhabitants in east Finland first discovered asbestos and used it to make their cooking utensils strong (1). In the mid-19th Century, the large-scale industrial use of asbestos began in the manufacturing of cremation cloths, lamp wicks, hats and shoes. Later on, asbestos application became widespread in all kinds of living… Read article →



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The danger of children undergoing anesthesia

If you’ve ever had surgery that required anesthesia, you probably still remember the moment you closed your eyes and blanked out on everything. Hours later, you wake up from the “reversible coma,” likely unaware of whatever happened during the surgery. However, scientists’ understanding of what happens to the brain after having gone through this procedure… Read article →



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Multiple sclerosis: hunting for new RNA markers in blood

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a rare and chronic central nervous system disorder resulting from autoimmunity, occasionally steps into the public eye when it strikes a well-known person (such as in 1999, when talk show host Montel Williams revealed his diagnosis). In neuroscience and immunology laboratories, however, the disease is always a major topic of investigation. Researchers… Read article →