MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ--(Marketwired - July 10, 2014) - DiamiR, LLC, a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative tests for detection and monitoring of neurodegenerative diseases and cancer based on analysis of organ-enriched microRNA biomarker pairs in plasma, announced today that the company's President and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Samuil Umansky, will be presenting at the 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Session: Biomarkers: Novel Molecular Fluid Markers
Talk Title: Detection and differentiation of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases by analysis of brain-enriched microRNAs in plasma
Date: Thursday, July 17
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Bella Center Convention Center
About microRNAs as biomarkers of brain health
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding functional RNA molecules modulating target gene expression and protein production. Many miRNAs are enriched in certain organs (e.g. brain), tissues or organ regions (e.g. hippocampus, midbrain), cell types (e.g. neurons), and cellular compartments (e.g. synapses and neurites). Due to their small size (~22 nucleotides), miRNAs can cross the blood-brain barrier and appear in the bloodstream. Thus, the properties of brain-enriched miRNAs make them powerful and patient friendly biomarkers of brain health.
About DiamiR, LLC
DiamiR, LLC is a privately held molecular diagnostic company focused on developing noninvasive tests for early detection and monitoring of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, other neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. The proprietary technology is based on quantitative analysis of circulating organ-enriched miRNAs in plasma and can be used for screening, patient stratification as well as disease and treatment monitoring. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.diamirbio.com.
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