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Two independent research groups this week reported in The Journal of Clinical Investigation on the role of microRNA-122 in the liver, showing that the non-coding RNA is critical for fat and cholesterol metabolism in the organ and that it may play an important role in tum

Building on studies examining the roles of microRNAs in cancer cell-derived circulating microvesicles, a team of researcher from Ohio State University this month reported on the discovery that two such miRNAs trigger a pro-metastatic inflammatory response by binding to toll-like

Gen-Probe has been awarded US Patent No. 8,192,992, "System and method for incubating the contents of a reaction receptacle."
Kelly Ammann, Robert Schneider, and Robert Smith are named as inventors on the patent.

OSU's new P4 Scholars program educates medical students in predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory medicine.

A study published earlier this spring by OSU researchers identified a set of miRNA signatures in blood that could yield a new test for lung cancer development and prognosis.

Researchers at OSU used the 75-teraflop supercomputer to perform sequence alignments and statistical analysis as well as to generate phylogenetic trees to shed light on the evolutionary history of the PARP protein family.

The aim of the effort is to assess the utility of incorporating genomic testing data in patients' electronic medical records.


Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.