New method prevents microRNAs from escaping cells

Friday, January 23, 2009 - 16:21 in Health & Medicine

Since their discovery, microRNAs have been hailed as the stars of the RNA universe, as they have been shown to play a role in countless diseases ranging from cancer to neurological disorders. Now, researchers at Rockefeller University have discovered a better, more reliable way to detect and measure these tiny molecules — work that may lead to improved ways of diagnosing and preventing disease.

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