First-in-class targeted microRNA therapy slows cancer tumor growth

Posted in Medicine on 7th Sep, 2023
by Alex Muller

A new cancer therapy developed by Purdue University researchers attacks tumors by tricking cancer cells into absorbing a snippet of RNA that naturally blocks cell division.

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere extending protein to human cells. Cell proliferation was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers.

Fast blood test for radiation exposure could save lives

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

A team of researchers has found a tiny genetic indicator that reflects how much radiation the patient has been exposed to and the amount of damage it has done in the body.

New trick found which allows for cells to stay organized

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

In addition to membranes, cells have another way to keep their contents and activities separate.

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.