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UTHSC researchers find that improved screening means new targets for pediatric neuroblastoma therapies

  • Posted: March 3, 2014

In a paper published online in OncoTarget, a researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio unveils the important role of microRNAs in regulating neuroblastoma development, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities.

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