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RorzNZ's blog on the latest innovations in Human Genetics and Health Technology. 

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exosome miRNA for prostate cancer (PCa)

Prostate Cancer (PCa) is the second most commonly diagnosed malignancy in males globally and is the fifth-highest cause of death worldwide (Rawla, P. 2019). In New Zealand, survival rates are particularly bleak, with PCa often being diagnosed at admission as metastatic (Brown, K. 2015), leading to a poor prognosis.   Bone metastases occur in a significant number of prostate cancer cases at diagnosis causing an increase in the risk of pathological fractures and nerve root compression (

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Gene Silencing Treatments - Days of Future Past.

Many of you will have seen the new treatment trialled for porphyria - a condition which is a result of a large buildup of porphyrins. Heam is a protein that is a constituent of haemoglobin, a notable component of our red blood cells that utilises an iron ion to carry oxygen. Heam is composed of an iron ion and porphyrin components. In the porphyria there is an imbalance of the porphyrin constituents due to a mutation in the enzymes converting the various porphyrins to needed types. What we get i

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The Microbiome

A Brief Overview of my Insights on the Microbiome.    It is becoming more and more apparent in this day and age where we are starting to see more revelations regarding the impact of one's microfauna on things, such as from the digestive system, to the nerve system. I would like to make it clear that there is indeed quite a large relationship between the bacteria, and other microorganisms that live on us, and bodily processes. This however is most prominently due to evolution.   

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AMA

Always wanted to do an AMA. Am impatient so will do so now.    Just as in Arika's AMA, 3 ways to ask a question: 1) PM me on here 2) E-mail me at rorznz@gmail.com 3) Post as a reply to this Blog entry   All questions are welcome. I have decided to follow Arika's layout and display the questions simply. If you do not wish your question posted, please suggest so in your question.    Basics: Height; 6'1 Weight; 90 (Updated for Christmas dinner

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Koala Gene Promises Chlamydia Treatment

Koala Gene Promises Chlamydia Treatment   So a lot of you may have seen the news recently on a group of Australian scientists decoding the genome of the Koalas, which is a fairly large 26,000 genes. To put that in perspective Homo Sapiens has around 28,000 genes and one of the most studies model organisms, which are organisms we use instead of humans, is Bakers Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisae) has around 5300 to 5400 genes. I should probably add to this, and if you are looking at this b

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