Tag Archives: biomarker

Analysis of the RNA content of the exosomes derived from blood serum and urine and its potential as biomarkers

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Exosomes are tiny vesicles (30-150 nm) constantly secreted by all healthy and abnormal cells, and found in abundance in all body fluids. These vesicles, loaded with unique RNA and protein cargo, have a wide range of biological functions, including cell-to-cell ...

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Extracellular Biomarkers Summit

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Extracellular Biomarkers Summit, the newest addition to their biomarker and diagnostics portfolio will be held March 16-18, 2015 in Cambridge, MA. The four-track event merges the well-established microRNA as Biomarkers and Diagnostics Conference with focused discussions on ...

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Optimization of Extraction of Circulating RNAs from Plasma – Enabling Small RNA Sequencing

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There are several protocols and kits for the extraction of circulating RNAs from plasma with a following quantification of specific genes via RT-qPCR. Due to the marginal amount of cell-free RNA in plasma samples, the total RNA yield is insufficient ...

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NCI, TGEN and Dell collaborate on RNA-Seq Database

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Sept. 10, 2014 – Dell, Terascala and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are installing state-of-the-art computing and programing specialized for human genome investigations at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As part of a formal collaboration, Dell ...

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An efficient and sensitive method for preparing cDNA libraries from scarce biological samples

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The preparation and high-throughput sequencing of cDNA libraries from samples of small RNA is a powerful tool to quantify known small RNAs (such as microRNAs) and to discover novel RNA species. Interest in identifying the small RNA repertoire present in ...

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