Save the Date: 5th Annual RNA Symposium – Friday, March 27, 2020
Featuring Keynote speakers:
Jamie Cate, PhD, UC Berkeley
Chris Lima, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Kevin Weeks, PhD, University of North Carolina
Karla Neugebauer, PhD, Yale University
Brenda Bass, PhD, University of Utah
Adrian Krainer, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
New Publication in Nature Neuroscience, February 17, 2020, from Peter Todd, M.D., Ph.D., and his team
Disease-causing Repeats Help Human Neurons Function
By focusing on the biology of healthy nerve cells, Dr. Peter Todd’s team from the University of Michigan Department of Neurology found that repeats in the gene that causes Fragile X Syndrome normally regulate how and when proteins are made in neurons. This process may be important for learning and memory in these nerve cells and potentially in people.
Literature Review in WIREs RNA, January 28, 2020
Seeing is believing: The cutting edge of watching single molecules inside human cells
Two major technological advances have been transforming the field of single molecule, single cell studies. Advances in fluorescence microscopy and clever engineering now offer very high-sensitivity and high-resolution capabilities, allowing researchers to see and record intracellular interactions using a growing toolbox of fluorescent tags to track cellular components.
Nils Walter’s team at the University of Michigan, Chemistry Department and Center for RNA Biomedicine, has reviewed the latest research on using high-resolution, single molecule fluorescence microscopy tools to study the interactions between molecules in live human cells in real time.
The Center for RNA Biomedicine Informational Video
The Center for RNA Biomedicine awarded Tier 1 Bioscience Initiative Funding
in earnest through the only Tier 1 funded Biosciences Initiative, part of five large grants in first round.
We are implementing our vision to translate discoveries in RNA into medical applications.
Read in The Record.