Researchers from the University of Cambridge last month reported on the development of novel microRNA inhibitors they hope can be developed into a new class of therapeutic capable of knocking down the small, non-coding RNAs in a variety of tissues.

At this stage, however, the molecules have only been tested in vitro against a single miRNA, with future optimization and testing contingent on the investigators securing new grant funding for their work.

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