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RNA-Seq – News and Features

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A Reflection on Global Fatty Liver Day 2024: How Organ-on-a-Chip Addresses R&D Challenges

To commemorate Global Fatty Liver Day, this article explores how organ-on-a-chip models are transforming liver disease research.
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Space Omics and Medical Atlas Database Could Enhance the Health of Earthlings

The Space Omics and Medical Atlas was developed as a biomarker tool to study the health of astronauts, but it could also benefit earthlings.
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Placental Immune Cells Reveal the Health of Fetal Brain Cells

The health of fetal macrophages in the placenta can act as an indicator of the health of fetal brain cells, reveals a new study.
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CRISPR Technology Used To Edit Photosynthesis for the First Time

A team from the Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has produced an increase in gene expression in a food crop by changing its upstream regulatory DNA.
Cancer cells.
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“Molecular Portrait” Established of Key Pancreatic Cancer Gene

Researchers have established the most comprehensive molecular portrait of the workings of KRAS, a key cancer-causing gene or “oncogene,” and how its activities impact pancreatic cancer outcomes.
A macrophage cell.
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Macrophages Promote Muscle Healing By Behaving Like Mural Cells

A new study from researchers at Uppsala University establishes that macrophage in the adult ischemic muscle induce a phenotype switch into mural cells to support restoration of functional blood flow and thereby promote healing.
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Long-Read Sequencing Identifies RNA Isoforms in Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are working to develop a pre-symptomatic disease diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.
Stem cells.
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Gut Stem Cell Research Reveals Mistaken Cellular Identity

Two independent studies by Columbia scientists suggest that research into the gut’s stem cells over the past 15 years has been marred by a case of mistaken identity: Scientists have been studying the wrong cell.
A strand of RNA.
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Novel Method Unveils Cellular Coordination of Gene Transcription

By capturing short-lived RNA molecules, scientists can map relationships between genes and the regulatory elements that control them.
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The Potential of Bioenergy Sorghum for Sustainable Biofuels

Bioenergy sorghum is an important resource for the production of biofuels and bioproducts. Researchers have been working hard to make this tall, drought-tolerant plant even more productive and resilient to harsh environmental conditions.
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