Posts Tagged: cardiovascular

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Join our 2-part webinar series! Intro to qPCR and role of RNAs as biomarkers in cardiovascular research

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Preventative and therapeutic strategies focused on controlling traditional risk factors have not always been successful. Recently, the use of miRNAs as novel biomarkers in CVD has opened up new possibilities for discovering novel therapeutic targets and understanding CVD development. To date, the total… Read article →


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RNAs that make your heart beat

Love, life, health and vitality. All are connected through one symbol: the beating of a heart. Often we don’t notice the strength of this organ until it starts to beat fast enough in our chests that we can feel it. One of the most beautiful instances of a racing heart happens during social bonding and when we fall in… Read article →


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Exosomes in cardiovascular diseases – good or bad?

Exosomes and other extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key mediators of intercellular communication that impact the physiology of cells, tissues and organs. Exosomes participate in cellular functions, including carrying and delivering cargo such as proteins, liquids, messenger RNA (mRNA) and non-coding RNA (ncRNA). Due to their ability to circulate freely in body fluids and provide a… Read article →


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Hidden scars on the heart, revealed by microRNA

Here in the United States, our annual holiday celebrating romantic love is right around the corner. Whatever one’s opinion is about Valentine’s Day – overcommercialized and overrated, a sweet time to show appreciation, or just another day on the calendar – one can’t avoid the ubiquitous heart symbols in the shops. So in this heart-suffused… Read article →