Posts Tagged: gene expression

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Deep-Sea Corals of the Red Sea – True Survivors

How do deep-sea corals survive in the warm, saline, oxygen- and food-deprived environment of the Red Sea? In a recent study, Yum LK et. al describes what happened when they went diving for answers. To get started, the team isolated RNA using flash frozen coral powder from three deep-sea coral species of the Red Sea… Read article →


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Bacteria misbehaving in space

Tougher and more virulent? Human biology presents numerous limitations when it comes to space travel. Bacteria are more adaptable, robust and resilient, and are known to thrive in even the most extreme environments. But how do they fare in space? To date, numerous bacterial experiments have been conducted in Earth’s orbit. We know that bacteria… Read article →




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Emerging roles of competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA)

If you have been following our blog posts about microRNA (miRNA) – or if you have been studying the microRNA world – you are likely familiar with the small 22-nucleotide RNAs that target messenger RNAs (mRNAs) to repress their translation into protein. The ceRNA hypothesis In 2011, Pier Paolo Pandolfi research lab proposed the hypothesis… Read article →