The Institute Journal
The Brain Institute of America is developing an independent academic journal focused on supporting early career researchers that have concise, meaning, and impactful datasets that help move a particular field of biology forward. We encourage researchers to submit succinct short research summaries to which an audience of a rudimentary background can subsequently make intelligent conclusions regarding the authors study.
Currently the Brain Institute is recruiting editorial board members.
If you are interested in helping out young scientists, please contact the Brain Institute here for more information:
Collaborative Editorial Projects
The Brain Institute of America has collaborated extensively with the Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment to develop a special issue on the topic of Long Noncoding RNAs in Cancer Metastasis
Please submit your manuscripts following this link here
Special Issue Details
The discovery that non-coding RNA genes are responsible for maintaining a key regulatory balance within animal cells that in turn prevents the onset of tumorigenesis and metastatic progression has been one of the largest scientific breakthroughs within the field of biological sciences. Specifically, long-noncoding RNA (lncRNAs) are epigenetic regulators that dampen stochastic gene expression, recruit specific chromatin modifiers to particular genomic loci, and communicate with other non-coding RNAs that result in the modulation of transcriptional and post-transcriptional processes that promotes the maintenance of chromatin integrity.
Specifically, lcRNAs are a divergent class of ncRNA molecule greater than 200 nt in length that lack protein-coding capacity, and initially considered a genetic byproduct because of the absence of biological function. However, when lncRNAs are aberrantly expressed the checkpoints that maintain cellular growth and differentiation processes fail, supporting a process known as epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)…..