By Doug Macron

Researchers from Miragen Therapeutics and the University of Texas Southwestern Medial Center this week published data showing that an inhibitor of microRNA-208 could improve cardiac function and survival rates in mice during heart failure.

“Not only do these findings provide additional validation of miR-208 as a promising target for therapeutic intervention, but they also enhance our understanding of microRNA biology,” Miragen President and CEO Bill Marshall said in a statement.

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