Navigation Links
National Cancer Institute awards $2.2 million grant to Jackson Professor Yijun Ruan
Date:3/27/2014

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a three-year grant totaling $2,168,535 to Professor Yijun Ruan, Ph.D., of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, for his research into the role of noncoding RNAs in cancer and other diseases.

The best-known RNAs are those that manufacture proteins from the "blueprint" provided by DNA. But there are many kinds of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) that carry out other vital roles. In fact, there may be thousands of different kinds of ncRNAs yet to be discovered in the genome, each of which may have a specific role in healthy function or disease.

Using new technologies, Ruan and his lab will identify novel ncRNAs and the interactions between ncRNAs and their target DNAs. Since ncRNAs are associated with diseases such as cancers, such novel ncRNAs and their target DNAs have the potential to be diagnostic biomarkers and novel genomic therapeutic targets for disease.

"The study of ncRNAs' regulatory functions is becoming a new frontier in biology," Ruan says, "and we are developing new tools to study ncRNAs' functions, particularly in cancer biology. We are very pleased that NCI recognizes the potential of our strategy, and this funding will help us to do some exciting science and make important discoveries. We are very excited."


'/>"/>
Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Story tips From the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2012
2. Ultracold matter technology from CU and SRI International licensed to Boulders ColdQuanta
3. International Polar Year conference: From knowledge to action
4. ASBMB wins National Science Foundation grant to enhance K-12 science education
5. President, CEO Leppävuori, VTT: Finland should create a national bioeconomy strategy
6. Russia declares Land of the Leopard National Park
7. Large international study finds memory in adults impacted by versions of 4 genes
8. International team uncovers new genes that shape brain size, intelligence
9. As deadly cat disease spreads nationally, MU veterinarian finds effective treatment
10. Southampton researchers lead 2 international projects to help people out of poverty
11. Ohio state hosts national energy conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
National Cancer Institute awards $2.2 million grant to Jackson Professor Yijun Ruan
(Date:3/23/2016)... , March 23, 2016 ... erhöhter Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern ... (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein führender ... das Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals ... Finanzdienstleistungsbranche, wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen ...
(Date:3/22/2016)... PROVO and SANDY, Utah ... Ontario (NSO), which operates the highest sample volume laboratory ... and Tute Genomics and UNIConnect, leaders in clinical sequencing ... announced the launch of a project to establish the ... panel. NSO has been contracted by ...
(Date:3/18/2016)... , March 18, 2016 --> ... of Biometrics, ICT, Manned & Unmanned Vehicles, Physical infrastructure and ... security companies in the border security market and the continuing ... and Europe has led visiongain to ... improved success. --> defence & security companies ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... TOKYO , June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on ... to take place between the two entities said Poloz. ... in Ottawa , he pointed to the ... and the federal government. ... Poloz said, "Both institutions have common economic goals, why not ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... announce the launch of their brand, UP4™ Probiotics, into Target stores nationwide. The ... is proud to add Target to its list of well-respected retailers. This list ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Charm ... Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research Institute approval 061601. , “This is ... last year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President of Regulatory and Industrial Affairs. “The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, today announced ... has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. , “I am thrilled ... COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a scientific integrator, Hays ...
Breaking Biology Technology: