The RNA Transcript, May 18, 2020
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Maria G. Castro, Ph.D. , and  Deepak Nagrath, Ph.D. , both members of our Center for RNA Biomedicine, are the 2020 Forbes Scholars at the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery  at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. Congrats Maria and Deepak!

May 19, 3:00 p.m., Virtual (password: 759932)
Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine
"Regulation of gene expression in the brain by imprinted non-coding RNAs"
Amanda Whipple, Ph.D ., Molecular & Cellular Biology,Harvard University  
May 26–31, 2020
Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

We are now pulling information about our members' publications through Altmetric. Five queries are available: "RNA," "Transcriptome," "Translation,"Molecule" and "CRISPR." Please make sure to have at least one of these key words in your title or abstract. Here are some highlights for April:
Structural basis for transcriptional start site control of HIV-1 RNA fate
Brown JD, Kharytonchyk S, Chaudry I, Iyer AS, Carter H, Becker G, Desai Y, Glang L, Choi SH, Singh K, Lopresti MW, Orellana M, Rodriguez T, Oboh U, Hijji J, Ghinger FG ,  Stewart K, Francis D, Edwards B, Chen P, Case DA, Telesnitsky A, Summers MF
Science.  2020, Apr 24;368(6489):413-417. doi: 10.1126/science.aaz7959.

Next-generation RNA Sequencing–based Biomarker Characterization of Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma and Related Oncocytic Neoplasms
Stephanie L. Skala, Xiaoming Wang, Yuping Zhang, Rahul Mannan, Lisha Wan g , Sathiya P. Narayanan, Pankaj Vats, Fengyun Su, Jin Chen, Xuhong Cao, Javed Siddiqui, Pedram Argani, Marcin P. Cieślik, Thomas J. Giordano, Arul M. Chinnaiyan, Saravana M. Dhanasekaran, Rohit Mehra, European Urology, 2020, Apr 13; DOI:

Wnt Signaling Drives Prostate Cancer Bone Metastatic Tropism and Invasion

SMAUG: Analyzing single-molecule tracks with nonparametric Bayesian statistics
The Center for RNA Biomedicine is offering the support of our communication specialist, Elisabeth Paymal, who can collaborate with you on press releases and/or blog articles of your upcoming RNA focus publications. More information and request submission form here.

Once you have an article accepted, please let us know. 
We are looking forward to helping promote your research!

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