Posts Tagged: blood


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Profiling microRNA from exosomes and blood

Exosomes are nano-sized vesicles, secreted by all types of cells and found abundantly in biofluids like blood, saliva and urine. These extracellular vesicles carry multiple functional passengers including DNA, miRNA, non-coding RNA and proteins, and function as intercellular communication vehicles by transporting molecules between specific cells. microRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that play an intricate… Read article →


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Getting insight into the body: it’s all about the blood

Blood tells us lots of things. From cardiovascular health to cholesterol to inflammation to vitamin D levels – there is no shortage of information. Historically, blood was used to determine physiological and biochemical states, such as disease and organ function – but now, there are new technologies being developed to run the next generation of… 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 →