Australian Asbestos Research Institute Plans microRNA Drug Trial in Mesothelioma | GenomeWeb

With the support of a A$1.2 million (US$1.1 million) donation, Australia's Asbestos Diseases Research Institute is poised to begin human testing of a microRNA-based treatment for malignant mesothelioma, a form of cancer triggered by the chronic lung inflammation that results from asbestos exposure.

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