2/22/2012 – The “Rocky” RNA: Stanford researchers trigger muscle stem cells to divide

Think of it as the “Rocky” RNA. Researchers here at the School of Medicine have found that a small piece of RNA, called a microRNA, plays a key role in determining when muscle stem cells in mice start to divide. It’s the first time a microRNA has been implicated in the maintenance of the adult stem cell resting state.

Read the full post at Scope blog