Startup Builds 3 Huge Indoor Farms in Appalachia Turning Coal Country into Agricultural Hub

An Appalachia-based company that’s building the world’s largest indoor farms just delivered their first harvest—beefsteak tomatoes—to grocery stores like Walmart and Kroger. The Kentucky-based company known for its focus on restoring economically-suffering communities in former coal country recently went public, and gained home economics legend Martha Stewart as a board member. With several facilities already […]

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Pancreatic β cell-derived exosomal miR-29 family enhances hepatic glucose output

In a new study published in Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, Chen-Yu Zhang’s group at Nanjing University, School of Life Sciences, and Antonio Vidal-Puig’s group at University of Cambridge report that pancreatic β cells secrete miR-29 family members (miR-29s) via exosomes in response to high levels of free fatty acids (FFAs). Theses β cell-derived exosomal miR-29s […]

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