Researchers in San Diego are now a step closer to understanding and utilizing a technique that one day could be used to block proteins responsible for diseases like Parkinson’s. The technique is called RNA interference and it is a natural process that researchers hope to hijack.
A number of diseases can basically be described as undesired levels of specific cellular proteins. These diseases are in the minds of the researchers as they study RNA interference because understanding this process has the potential to lead to real cures for those diseases.
- Description: “(Phys.org) —Researchers hope to hijack a natural process called RNA interference to block the production of proteins linked to disease and treat medical conditions for which conventional drugs do not work, including cancer, heart disease, HIV and Parkinson’s disease.“
- Source Link: http://phys.org/news/2013-09-hijacked-protein-therapeutic-interventions.html
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