By Doug Macron

Research into microRNAs has been an area of intense interest to the National Institutes of Health in recent months as far as extramural funding is concerned, and March has been no exception.

So far this month, the National Institutes of Health earmarked more than $800,000 for fiscal year 2010 to fund three new projects investigating the roles the small, non-coding RNAs play in cancer and asthma.

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