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Discovery of gene ripple effect which causes cervical cancer to advance and spread

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that a common gene fault in cervical cancer cells triggers a ripple of molecular signals - which makes the disease more aggressive, according to research published in The Journal of Pathology, today.The scientists at Cambridge University increased...

Published on 19 May 2011, 08:31

Micro-RNA blocks the effect of insulin in obesity

Max Planck researchers have discovered a new mechanism that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in obesity. Body weight influences the risk of developing diabetes: between 80 and 90 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. According to scientists at the Max...

Published on 31 March 2011, 06:28

Micro-RNAs Are Life’s Genetic Sculptors, Yale Researchers Find

New Haven, Conn. — Yale scientists have found a way to study within a living organism the wonders of micro-RNAs – tiny bits of RNA that act like a sculptor and shape the activity of hundreds of genes. The work is reported in the March 1 edition of the journal Genes &...

Published on 25 February 2009, 18:56