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Revealing the hidden secrets in exosomes

Exosomes are small membrane vesicles or microvesicles, shed by cells into the bloodstream. They were considered as biological trash cans with the function of discarding or cleaning unwanted cellular particles, but scientists have discovered that they play an integral role in intercellular communication. Each exosome transmits DNA and RNA molecules through the blood and other… Read article →



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The vault of biological information, aka biobanking

Vaults were invented to keep valuable items safe and secure, guarding against theft and damage. In the world of biological research, the types of valuables and the threats against them are very different, but the need to store them safely for future use is the same. Biological vaults are called biobanks, and they’re repositories for… Read article →


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Small and mighty – the increasing influence of microRNA

If you’ve worked in molecular biology anytime in the last several years, you’ve heard of microRNA – the small, non-coding RNA species that silences gene expression, influencing everything from embryonic development to diseases like cancer. What you may not know is that circulating microRNAs, carried by exosomes or partnered with Ago2 or HDL, are taking… Read article →