Posts Tagged: cancer


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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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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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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 →