New technology may help with human vertebrae regenerative medicine: 5 points

Written by Megan Wood | September 08, 2015 | Print  |

A group of international researchers discovered the molecules that help create vertebrae in mice, according to HealthCanal.

Here are five points:

 

1. Edwina McGlinn, MD, of EMBL Australia at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia led the study.

 

2. After deactivating a group of microRNA molecules, vertebrae formation did not work properly in mice.

 

3. Equipped with the knowledge that Hox genes were necessary in understanding vertebrae patterns, the researchers targeted miR-196 molecules to discover how the Hox genes were regulated.

 

4. The study was conducted to better understand why members of the same species all develop the same backbone pattern.

 

5. The findings can aid in understanding the vertebrae developmental process, and thus the treatment of diseases dealing with regenerative medicine.

 

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