Junk RNA key to maintaining muscle quality?
miRNA, which was once regarded as useless DNA, turns out to be crucial for muscle cell development. Scientists unveil altered expression levels of muscle-specific miRNAs and speculate that this alteration could be one of the underlying mechanisms behind age-related loss of muscle function, revealing possible new perspectives for treatment.
Our intestinal bacteria have national characteristics
The bacteria in our intestines are different depending on which country we live in. By examining national differences, researchers can learn more about why bacterial interference in our intestinal flora appear to trigger type 2 diabetes in some people.