RNA’s mysterious folding process — ScienceDaily

A new Northwestern University-led study is unfolding the mystery of how RNA molecules fold themselves to fit inside cells and perform specific functions. The findings could potentially break down a barrier to understanding and developing treatments for RNA-related diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy and perhaps even the novel coronavirus. “RNA folding is a dynamic process […]

Regulatory RNAs promote breast cancer metastasis

IMAGE: Certain regulatory RNAs are involved in cancer cell movement and metastases. On the right, cancer cells are on the move with long, stiff actin filaments (in green) acting like fingers… view more  Credit: Kung-Chi Chang/Spector lab, 2020 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) scientists have discovered a gene-regulating snippet of RNA that may contribute to the […]