The National Institute of Health estimates that approximately 6 in 100 000 individuals develop brain or central nervous system-related cancers each year1. Current approaches in the diagnosis of brain cancer include CT scans, MRI and tissue biopsy.
RNA isolation and quantification of miRNAs are gaining significance as promising methods in cancer biomarker discovery.
Plant viruses cause the second highest losses to crop yields every year, surpassed only by fungi. A research team in Norway recently compared several in vitro virus elimination therapies on a variety of potato cultivars.