JOEY: “The Federal Government shouldn’t be directing scientific research.”
JOEY: “Because you stink at it. ‘If it was up to the NIH to cure polio through a centrally directed program. . . You’d have the best iron lung in the world but not a polio vaccine.'”
SAM: “When did you get an M.D.?”
JOEY: “I was just quoting Samuel Broder. . . . The former director of the National Cancer Institute.”
Maybe that’s all you know.Maybe someone else told you you had to use them.Maybe your were born in Plato’s cave and all you saw in front of you were glass manufacturers.
In any case, that’s where you went. So, after 8 years of research and $250 million you had the end all be all, most incredible, awesome-est unbreakable, high strength glass hammer in the world. Cool huh? What we can do is astounding… but at some point, shouldn’t we ask ourselves whether we are over complicating the problem? Couldn’t you have gotten a regular hammer from the hardware store for $12.92. Or used a rock. Or the heel of your shoe. And saved 8 years and a quarter million dollars.
“Exogenous small RNAs in food not only affect pregnant female, but influence fetus development as well. The dietary patterns of the mother will influence the fetus or even determine the postnatal health status. Dietary bias or other unhealthy dietary habits would also affect the fetus health by disrupting the balance of transplacental miRNAs or even cause a fetus—origin adult disease. This finding also reveals the possibility that maternal small-noncoding RNAs participate in fetal epigenetic regulation during pregnancy. Thus, the pathological status of the mother will result in an abnormal endogenous miRNA profile per se, which will also influence fetal health.”
“This finding also proposes a brand new potential strategy to treat fetal diseases in utero. Given that artificial synthetic siRNAs can transfer through placenta, we can try to use gene therapy to treat fetal disease by maternal administration,” Hu said.