RNA from stem cells blocks Huntington's disease protein

01/30/2012 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, used stem cells to develop RNA that can stop a protein that destroys brain cells in patients with Huntington's disease. The RNA was derived from the bone marrow of healthy human donors and injected into nerve cells, where it reduced the amount of the abnormal protein. The results will be published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.

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