Regulus Therapeutics said this week that it has obtained the exclusive rights from New York University to intellectual property covering the modulation of two microRNAs, miR-33a and miR-33b, for the treatment of metabolic diseases including atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome.

"Regulus scientists and our collaborators at NYU have shown that dysregulation of specific microRNAs, including miR-33a and miR-33b, can drive metabolic disease processes linked to dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis,” Regulus President and CEO Kleanthis Xanthopoulos said in a statement.

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