MicroRNAs may drive the development of leukemia

from The Scientist
Volume 25 | Issue 1 | Page 47
Date: 2011-01-01
By Katherine Hyde and Paul Liu

Interfering with Cancer

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood-cell producing bone marrow with several subtypes, and is usually fatal within months, or even weeks, if left untreated. It is now becoming clear, however, that dysregulation of microRNAs (miRs) is not simply a side effect of the cancer; rather, it could play a mechanistic role in the development of leukemia.

Read more: Interfering with Cancer – The Scientist – Magazine of the Life Sciences http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/57885/#ixzz19nNV34TD

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