News tagged with gene therapies
(Medical Xpress)—Kansas State University researchers have discovered a molecule that may be capable of delivering drugs inside the body to treat diseases.
Medical research Sep 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The real culprits of colour blindness are vision cells rather than unusual wiring in the eye and brain, recent research has shown.
Ophthalmology Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have found a new way of using gene therapy to treat obesity. The treatment was successful, resulting in less weight gain, higher activity ...
Diabetes Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An enzyme that could represent a powerful new tool for combating Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The enzyme—known as BACE2—destroys beta-amyloid, a toxic protein fragment ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP)—More than five years after a radical treatment, a San Francisco man and his German doctor are convinced that he remains the first person cured of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
HIV & AIDS Sep 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers have demonstrated that a refined gene therapy approach safely restores the immune systems of some children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). The rare condition blocks the normal development of a newborn's ...
Immunology Sep 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital are one step closer to understanding why plaque bursts in coronary arteries and causes heart attacks.
Cardiology Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In order for the body to function, a balance is necessary between the cells that build up the bones in our skeletons and the cells that break them down. In the disease malignant infantile osteopetrosis, MIOP, the cells that ...
Genetics Sep 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time—a hopeful sign for people who can't smell anything from birth or lose it due to disease.
Medical research Sep 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
A promising new drug target for the treatment and prevention of heart failure has been discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, US. The study was presented at the ESC Congress 2012 by principal ...
Cardiology Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
University of Minnesota Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center researchers have partnered with geneticists from Genentech, Inc., to discover how some proteins may cause the development of some forms of colon cancers.
Cancer Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Treating metastatic melanoma by combining immunotherapy with a drug that inhibits the cancer-spreading activity of a common gene mutation significantly increased survival times in an animal model, according ...
Cancer Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, working with colleagues in Sweden, the Netherlands and Puerto Rico, have validated a radiosensitivity molecular signature that can lead to better radiation therapy decisions for treating ...
Cancer Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
BOSTON--The genomic tumult within tumor cells has provided scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard with clues to an entirely new class of genes that may serve as an Achilles' ...
Genetics Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Through novel experiments involving small nematode worms, scientists from Wyoming have discovered several genes that may be potential targets for drug development in the ongoing war against cancer. Specifically, researchers ...
Cancer Aug 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0