NIH Awards $1.4M in Grant Funding for microRNA, Cancer Studies | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health this month earmarked more than $1.4 million in funding to support five research projects investigating microRNAs in cancer progression and treatment response.

The first grant was awarded to Scripps Research Institute scientist Peiqing Sun to build off work previously conducted in his lab showing that one cancer-associated miRNA — miR-30 — disrupts a key tumor-suppressing mechanism, known as Ras-induced senescence, by targeting the transcriptional co-activator CHD7 and an RNA-binding protein called TNRC6A.

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