Systematic review: Evaluating the evidence for the role of microRNA in islet regeneration
Citing and referencing
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- Background – explains what is known about the subject area, using critical evaluation of background research literature
- Rationale – explains what is unknown and therefore identifies the gaps in the knowledge and the reason for the study
- Hypothesis to be tested or research question
- Aims and objectives
Materials and methods
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- Summarise protocols
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