NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While efforts to use microRNAs as cancer biomarkers have largely focused on analyzing samples of the small, non-coding RNAs from blood or tumor tissue, an Albert Einstein College of Medicine researcher sees potential for miRNAs carried in exhaled breath.

With a two-year grant from the National Cancer Institute, Einstein's Simon Spivack is setting out to validate the results of a pilot study showing that miRNAs could not only be obtained from exhaled breath condensate (EBC), but can indicate when an individual has lung cancer before symptoms arise.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

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