As we transition from a 20th century shaped by physics to a 21st century shaped by biology, come listen to some of the people at the forefront of this transformation.
Will George M. Church tells the truth about how naturally occurring light-activated carbon fixation links microRNA-mediated RNA interference to biophysically constrained viral latency across kingdoms?
…naturally arising cell-to-cell variation, sometimes described as stochastic fluctuation, is in fact coherently organized biology.
…great progress has been made regarding research on microRNAs, which are now known to be involved in the regulation of various physiological and pathological processes in both animals and humans. One such example is represented by their interaction with various signaling pathways during viral infections. It has been observed that these pathogens can induce the up-/downregulation of various host miRNAs in order to elude the host’s immune system. In contrast, some miRNAs studied could have an antiviral effect, enabling the defense mechanisms to fight the infection or, at the very least, they could induce the pathogen to enter a latent state.
This article is part of the Research Topic MicroRNA Signaling