NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Verena Gounden, MBChB, FCP, MMed and Zhen Zhao, PhD, DABCC
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​MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short strands of RNA that act as post-transcriptional regulators. Research in various disease processes from cancer to cardiovascular disease has found that miRNAs play a role in disease pathogenesis and have potential as biomarkers and therapeutic agents. However, as with a...(Read More)
By Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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A blood lead level (BLL) threshold of > 10 mcg/dL has been in-use for over the past 20 years; however, with accruing evidence that low amounts of lead can cause deleterious effects in children, the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) concluded that there is no safe...(Read More)