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By looking at microRNA profiles in two mouse models of obesity, researchers have identified a pair of closely related miRNAs that are involved in regulating glucose metabolism and insulin signaling.

Mary Glanville, Christopher Aker

Neil Gibson

The collaboration combines Regulus' miRNA platform with UCSD's animal models of angiogenesis.

The research will combine Regulus' miRNA platform with UCSD's expertise in animal models of angiogenesis, the company said.

The intellectual property relates to two miRNAs, miR-33a and miR-33b, as drug targets for metabolic diseases.

Peter Linsley, Kenneth Berlin, Brian Markison

Lars Karlsson

People in the News: Mar 3, 2011


Renee Lamb, Kevin Steffy

As part of a lawsuit seeking control of the technology, Santaris has successfully petitioned the European Patent Office to stay its review of Mirrx's patent application.


A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.