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New research on ovarian cancer could mean improved patient outcomes

New research on ovarian cancer could mean improved patient outcomes

A new study provides evidence on the tumor-promoting role of a microRNA, a small ribonucleic acid, critical in controlling the expression of genes in biology; and the tumor-inhibiting potential of a gene in the deadliest form of ovarian cancer. These molecules could be used as potential markers or therapeutic targets, which could save lives.

Tweaks to radio transmitters could prevent deadly songbird entanglement

Tweaks to radio transmitters could prevent deadly songbird entanglement

Researchers warn others in the scientific community that tracking ground-nesting grassland birds using radio transmitters – a common practice – can result in the bird’s entanglement, particularly for fledglings. The two biologists make suggestions for alterations to the apparatus to prevent this.