ovarian cancer

How Drosha and Dicer work in RNA interference

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Animated demonstration on how Dicer and Drosha work in RNA interference.

RNA Interference Proteins Tied to Cancer Survival Rates

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Levels of two proteins in a woman's ovarian cancer are strongly associated with her likelihood of survival, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports in the Dec. 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study shows that women with high levels of Dicer and Drosha, two proteins that are vital to a cell's gene-silencing machinery, had a median survival of 11 years. For those with low levels of both proteins, median survival...