Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a new approach to alter the function of RNA in living cells by designing molecules that recognize and disable RNA targets. As a proof of principle, in the new study the team designed a molecule that disabled the RNA causing myotonic dystrophy.
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Although vegetation growth in the Arctic is boosted by global warming, it’s not enough to offset the carbon released by the thawing of the permafrost beneath the surface, University of Florida researchers have found in the first experiment in the Arctic environment to simulate thawing of permafrost in a warming world. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Rates of dementia among people with Parkinson’s disease are higher than the general population, with 25 to 40 percent of patients expected to eventually develop dementia. Now the University of Florida has received a $2.1 million National Institutes of Health grant to use brain imaging to better understand different types of cognitive difficulties that affect patients with Parkinson’s. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Converting sunshine into electricity is not difficult, but doing so efficiently and on a large scale is one of the reasons why people still rely on the electric grid and not a national solar cell network. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Florida State University is giving some of its leading researchers a little extra cash to propel their cutting edge work closer to the marketplace. Pradeep Bhide, Dr. James Olcese and Jinfeng Zhang all received the university’s Grant Assistance Program (GAP) award, financial support to help bridge the gap between a faculty member’s research and the commercial sphere for product development. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A recent study of bonefish spawning behavior in the Bahamas brings to light new information that should aid bonefish conservation efforts. ..Read More ⇒
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