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.
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.