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Original Article: Scientists headed by a team at @UCSF report on a new approach to diagnosing melanoma that uses microRNA biomarkers for more objective results: http://ow.ly/VvTC50wARo0 pic.twitter.com/xbTzclEWLONEXT ARTICLE
Melanoma is a highly malignant tumor of melanin-forming cells (melanocytes) There are most commonly found in the skin (resulting from sunlight exposure), but also in the eyes and mucous membranes. Metastasis to other regions of the body is also common....
A microRNA (abbreviated miRNA) is a small non-coding RNA molecule (containing about 22 nucleotides) found in plants, animals, and some viruses. Key findings: miRNA is involved in the normal functioning of eukaryotic cells, so has dysregulation...