Friday, February 22, 2008

microRNAs: From Basic Science to Disease Biology (New Book)

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Here is a new book for discussion (click on the book title below for more detail):

microRNAs: From Basic Science to Disease Biology
by Sidney Altman, Victor R. Ambros, and Krishnarao Appasani
(Hardcover - Jan 31, 2008)

Book Description provided by the Publisher (Cambridge University Press):

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are RNA molecules, conserved by evolution, that regulate gene expressions and their recent discovery is revolutionising both basic biomedical research and drug discovery. Expression levels of MiRNAs have been found to vary between tissues and with developmental stages and hence evaluation of the global expression of miRNAs potentially provides opportunities to identify regulatory points for many different biological processes. This wide-ranging reference work, written by leading experts from both academia and industry, will be an invaluable resource for all those wishing to use miRNA techniques in their own research, from graduate students, post-docs and researchers in academia to those working in R&D in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies who need to understand this emerging technology. From the discovery of miRNAs and their functions to their detection and role in disease biology, this volume uniquely integrates the basic science with industry application towards drug validation, diagnostic and therapeutic development.

Forewords by:

Sidney Altman, Yale University, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1989
Victor R. Ambros, Dartmouth Medical School, Co-discoverer of MicroRNAs

About the Author:
Krishnarao Appasani is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gene Expression Systems, a gene discovery company, focusing on functional genomics in cancer research. He is the Editor of RNA Interference: From Basic Science to Drug Development (2005).

Key words:
New books, microRNAs, Basic Science, Disease Biology, Sidney Altman, Victor Ambros, Krishnarao Appasani, miRNAs, RNA, evolution, gene expression, drug discovery, Expression levels, regulatory points, drug validation, diagnostics, therapeutics, gene discovery, functional genomics, cancer, RNA Interference

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