Sometimes the name you give your work can have a huge impact.
I recently came across this story of research from a team of synthetic biochemical engineers at Cornell University, US, who have created a new ‘on’ switch to control gene expression – a breakthrough that they think could revolutionise genetic modification – by using STARS.
Before you think I am a little confused I should point out that STARS, in this case, are Small Transcription Activating RNAs
This work was recently published in Nature Chemical Biology, entitled; Creating small transcription activating RNAs.
Continue reading Using STARS to control gene expression (Day 262)
Recently I wrote about twins who were creating a better mechanism to release cancer-fighting drugs and about researchers using epigenetics to identify the best treatments for cancers.
Now I have more good news about chemical engineers working to combat lung cancer.
Researchers at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have successfully used RNA therapies to shrink and slow the growth of lung cancer tumours.
Continue reading Fighting lung cancer with personalised medicine (Day 93)