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Signs of an overdose – microRNAs identify drug toxicity

When we think of drug overdoses, we typically think of controlled substances – e.g., illegal drugs or prescription drug abuse. It might come as a surprise, then, to hear that overdose of acetaminophen (APAP), the common over-the-counter analgesic used for headaches, fevers, and other minor ailments, is also a serious public health concern. Data from… Read article →



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From the archives: microRNA and the ECM in metastasis, a minireview

These days, everyone’s excited about the potential of circulating microRNAs to be biomarkers for disease, and justifiably so. They’re stable, they’re measurable, and they’re showing a lot of promise for a wide range of diseases. Beyond their potential as biomarkers, they’re also powerful regulators of normal and disease processes via gene regulation, and therefore a hot… Read article →


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Download to watch anytime – webinar on NGS for cancer research

DNA sequence information is important for virtually all branches of biomedical research. Given the genetic aspect of the disease, cancer research is at the forefront of DNA sequencing efforts. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has been adopted as a technology of choice for cataloging mutations that can be translated into new diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic targets. In… Read article →


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Combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The CDC estimates that each year in the United States, antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken two million people, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result. In addition, antibiotic resistance is a threat to animals, agriculture, and the economy. In March of 2015, the White House released a comprehensive national action plan to combat antibiotic-resistant… Read article →