Polysome screen discover Cancer allied MicroRNAs

An international research team has evolve a polysome-based technique for detecting microRNAs (miRNAs) that act to encourage or sustain growth of acrimonious mesothelioma and other types of cancer. MicroRNAs are short RNA molecules about 22 nucleotides in length. Essentially, miRNAs specifically target obvious messenger RNAs (mRNAs) to prevent them from coding for a distinct protein….

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Blocking glucose metabolism prevents development of metabolic syndrome

A novel approach to preventing diabetes and other expression of metabolic syndrome, which includes obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease, showed promising results in mouse model systems. The response by the liver to fasting has been present as a therapeutic pathway to boost hepatic and whole-host metabolism. However, the mechanisms underlying these metabolic consequences remain…

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CRISPR genome-editing system avoids DNA strand breaks

A variation of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing tool enables more precise manipulation of target genes by not breaking double-stranded DNA and rather reassemble a single point in the targeted DNA sequence. CRISPR gene editing has restructured biomedicine and biotechnology by providing a simple means to engineer genes through targeted double-strand breaks in the genomic DNA of…

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Scientists solve 30-year wheat rust genetics puzzle

Researchers from the University of Sydney, CSIRO, the United Kingdom’s John Innes Centre, Limagrain UK and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) have isolated the first major resistance genes against the harmful stripe rust disease that is devastating wheat crops worldwide. The finding by the scientists, who have cloned three associated rust resistance genes…

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Canola trials give credence for hybrid

A new breed of canola proved its value in trials conducted at Kojonup last season. Nuseed’s first hybrid triazine tolerant diversity, HyTTec Trophy, was put through its paces by the local grower and Landmark agronomist Kent Stone. He was part of Nuseed’s national Crop Agronomy Trial program, which gives chance to growers to test the…

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