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Anti-cancer therapy is finally on the way. Our first trip to Stockholm to be postponed…

Anti-cancer therapy is finally on the way. Our first trip to Stockholm to be postponed…

Study of Van Gogh portrait with a pipe Michael Vinnikov, September 23, 2018; Oil on canvas …when research has been done, it needs to be published… So here is this post: Congratulations to the researchers from University of Pittsburgh who have published their outstanding paper in Nature Biotechnology!     Chen Z.H., Yu Y.P., Zuo Z.H., Nelson J.B., Michalopoulos G.K., Monga S., Liu S., Tseng G. and Luo J.H. (2017). “Targeting genomic rearrangements in tumor cells through Cas9-mediated insertion of…

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Does aging compromise our microRNA-mediated protection to kill dopamine neurons?

Does aging compromise our microRNA-mediated protection to kill dopamine neurons?

Dr. Vinnikov and Dr. Domanskyi just published a perspective mini-review paper “Can we treat neurodegenerative diseases by preventing an age-related decline in microRNA expression?” Vinnikov I.A.*, Domanskyi A.* 2017. Neural Regeneration Research 12: 1602-1604. *co-corresponding authors. Full text of the publication   Abstract: MicroRNA pathway is down-regulated in aged dopaminergic neurons: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most frequent motor neurodegenerative disorder and is morphologically mainly associated with progressive dopaminergic neuronal loss in the ventral midbrain. The cause of this pathology is…

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Precision Medicine and Genetics Symposium in Xiamen, China on November 10-12, 2017

Precision Medicine and Genetics Symposium in Xiamen, China on November 10-12, 2017

First International Symposium of “Precision Medicine and Genetics” Precision  Medicine  combines  biotechnical  methods  and  clinical  records,  and provides  precise  early  diagnosis  and  personalized  treatment.  Recently,  the  rapid development  of  genetic  methods,  such  as  genomics,  gene  editing  and  stem  cell biology,  have  significantly  promoted  research  and  clinical  application  of  precision medicine, indicating a new era of biomedicine. School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Medicine at Huaqiao University will host the First International Symposium of “Precision Medicine and Genetics” at  the …

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Shaky matter: How microRNAs can reuvenate our dopamine neurons

Shaky matter: How microRNAs can reuvenate our dopamine neurons

P. Chmielarz, J. Konovalova, S. Najam and their colleagues led by Dr. Domanskyi and Dr. Vinnikov just published a paper “Dicer and microRNAs protect adult dopamine neurons” Chmielarz P., Konovalova J., Najam S.S., Alter H., Piepponen T.P., Erfle H., Sonntag K.C., Schütz G., Vinnikov I.A.*, Domanskyi A.* 2017. Cell Death and Disease 8(5): e2813. *equally contributed corresponding senior authors. Full text of the publication   Download supplementary materials   Abstract: MicroRNAs (miRs) are important post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression implicated in…

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