|Awarded On||May 20, 2015|
|Title||CPRIT Core for RNA Therapeutics and Research|
|Award Mechanism||Core Facility Support Awards|
|Institution/Organization||The Methodist Hospital Research Institute|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||John Cooke|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
The CPRIT RNA Core at the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) will help Texas scientists to make breakthrough discoveries, and will help Texas physician investigators turn these discoveries into transformational therapies for cancer patients. Our RNA Core generates RNA (RNA is a copy of DNA, ie., a copy of a portion of a human chromosome; when the synthetic RNA is placed into a cell, it can provide a blueprint for new proteins that can enhance cell functions). Our RNACore currently is a small unit, which is partially funded by the federal government, to help stem cell biologists perform their basic research. We have created a valuable resource for stem cell scientists. For example, w...