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RNA-Seq – News and Features

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New “Atlas” of the Human Ovary a Step Towards Artificial Ovaries

A new “atlas” of the human ovary provides insights that could lead to treatments restoring ovarian hormone production and the ability to have biologically related children, according to University of Michigan engineers.
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Bacterial RNAs’ Half-Life Is Three Times Shorter Than Assumed

RNA decay is a crucial mechanism for controlling gene expression and a new study shows that bacterial RNA decays faster than previously thought.
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Long-Term Memory Formation Requires Nerve Cell Damage

A new study published in Nature puts a different spin on inflammation’s role in the brain, one that could have implications for drugs that target inflammatory pathways.
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How Do Microglia Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease?

Microglia are specialized immune cells in the brain. While they normally protect our brains, they can also contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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AI Tool Maps Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas are rare and difficult to treat. Machine-learning tools designed at Stanford Medicine uncover distinct cellular communities that correlate with prognosis, immunotherapy success.
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New Research Identifies Key Driver of Myelination in the Brain

New research from scientists at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University has identified a key driver of myelination, the formation of protective fatty sheaths around nerve fibers.
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Understanding Antibiotic Sensitivity in Gut Microbes

The intricacies of how intestinal bacteria adapt to their environment have yet to be fully explored. Researchers have identified a small ribonucleic acid (sRNA) that affects the susceptibility of a gut pathogen to specific antibiotics.
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Microgravity Triggers Change in Human Gene Expression Rhythms

Simulated effects of microgravity, created by 60 days of constant bed rest, severely disrupts rhythmic gene expression in humans, according to a new study from the University of Surrey.
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Endometriosis: What’s the Latest Research?

Endometriosis represents a multifaceted challenge affecting millions of individuals globally. Recent studies have massively advanced our understanding of how the condition affects individuals and is helping to improve the lives of those affected.
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Evolution of Urinary Tract Cancer Cells Mapped

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have performed the most comprehensive analysis to date of cancer of the ureters or the urine-collection cavities in the kidney, known as upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).
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