Gene Therapy (37 News)

Two Genes Linked to Deadly Form of Bacterial Infection

Oct 2, 2017 2:00 pm
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The group A Streptococcus pathogen can cause a range of illnesses, from a relatively minor case of strep throat to life-threatening problems like pneu...

programming cells like little computers to Fight Diseases!

Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm
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Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule -- ribonucleic acid (RNA), which...

The Gene That Can Prevent Heart Scars!

Sep 6, 2017 9:00 am
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A heart attack wounds the heart similar to the way a deep cut wounds the skin: it leaves a scar. However, a scar on the skin, although a nuisance, can...

New Gene Therapy Strategy Against Weight Gain and Diabetes

Sep 5, 2017 7:00 pm
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"By increasing BMP4, we can increase the metabolic rate, but we only see this in initially lean mice. Overweight mice proved to have a BMP4 resis...

Gene therapy using ‘junk DNA’ could lower risk for heart disease

Sep 2, 2017 6:00 pm
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Scientists from UCLA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to red...

Restoring Plasticity of Brain Cells in Adult Mice!

Aug 16, 2017 7:00 pm
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Like much of the rest of the body, the brain loses flexibility with age, impacting the ability to learn, remember, and adapt. Now, scientists at Unive...

ONC201 may inhibit cancer stem cell self-renewals by altering their gene expression

Aug 15, 2017 6:00 pm
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ONC201 may inhibit cancer stem cell self-renewals by altering their gene expression, according to a study published August 2, 2017 in the open-access ...

Eradicating exotic pests with 'infertility genes' may be possible

Aug 12, 2017 2:00 pm
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University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it may be possible to eradicate populations of invasive pest animals through the inheritance of a n...

CRISPR Skin Grafts As an Excellent Alternative to Daily Insulin Injections!

Aug 9, 2017 1:00 pm
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Genetically modified skin grafts have protected mice from developing diabetes, suggesting the technique may help people with the condition. The met...

Are Humans Closer than Ever to Have Designer Babies?

Aug 6, 2017 9:00 am
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An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing — a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to gen...

Novel gene therapy experiment offers hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorder

Jun 28, 2017 2:00 pm
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In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Othe...

Tricking Immune Cells To Stop Allergic Reactions By Gene therapy

Jun 7, 2017 7:00 pm
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A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of...

Scientists Find a Way to Stop Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes

Jun 6, 2017 7:00 pm
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Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory, Cyteir Therapeutics and collaborating institutions have found a way to protect beta cells from destruction -- a...

Are We Really Getting Close To Prevent Alzheimer's Completely?

Jun 4, 2017 9:00 am
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A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alz...

Gene Therapy A Promising Future But Still Quite Pricey

May 31, 2017 12:00 pm
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A child in Europe has become the second individual ever to receive a commercial gene therapy, according to GlaxoSmithKline. The treatment, called Str...

Planned Clinical Trials for a New Gene Therapy That Can Save Children's Lives

May 31, 2017 11:00 am
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Approximately 250 babies are born in the U.S. each year with Type 1 SMA. Another 5,000 children have a Type 2 SMA, a milder form of the disease that A...

Gene silencing offers an option for treating neurological disorders.

May 29, 2017 8:00 pm
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In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also be ...

First Approved Treatment for a Rare Disease Using Stem Cells

May 25, 2017 12:00 pm
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GSK, Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele gain approval to provide life-saving gene therapy to patients. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Fondazione...

Nanopores Open A Window For Early Cancer Detection

May 17, 2017 10:00 am
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Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the diseas...

The developmental step our brains make to better understand the world.

May 9, 2017 10:00 am
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When we are around four years old we suddenly start to understand that other people think and that their view of the world is often different from our...


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