The Helix Blog
The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.
Update on miRNA Mode of Action
February 19, 2013 | Nick Snead
MicroRNA (miRNA) research has been a hot topic for about the past 5 years. PubMed searches will show papers from researcher(s) who have (apparently) found some miRNA that is involved in every minute process of the cell.
Quote from "Prize Fight"
January 10, 2013 | Nick Snead
I get email alerts showing each Nature journal issue’s table of contents. Typically, I do a quick ctrl+f “rna” to search for anything that might be related to RNAi or siRNA or miRNA. But, now I skim the full table of contents because sometimes they have interesting short articles or perspective pieces.
Attending scientific conferences saves me time
April 2, 2012 | Nick Snead
I am very humbled and feel blessed every time I am given the opportunity to attend a science conference. I was at my previous institution when I went to my first “real” science conference in the summer of 2008.
Blood stem cells - evolving compensation
March 5, 2012 | Krist Azizian
Disrupting a critical molecular pathway for blood development reveals biology’s robustness. Some faint at the sight of it. Others relish seeing it splattered gratuitously in vampire movies. Blood, with all its symbolism, has intrigued mankind for millennia.