News tagged with gene therapies
Three US cancer patients were brought back from the brink by a new therapy that turned their own immune cells into tumor killers, wiping out an advanced form of leukemia, researchers said Wednesday.
Cancer Aug 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (18) | 3
An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory, in an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure.
HIV & AIDS Jan 16, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (15) | 22
University of Leeds researchers, funded by Cancer Research UK, have used a library of DNA to create a vaccine that could be used to treat cancer, according to a study published in Nature Medicine.
Medical research Jun 19, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (11) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the University of Alberta are abuzz after using fruit flies to find new ways of taking advantage of caffeine's lethal effects on cancer cells—results that could one day ...
Cancer Apr 18, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (11) | 0 |
Scientists develop alternative to gene therapy: The technique points to safer, simpler potential HIV treatment
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a surprisingly simple and safe method to disrupt specific genes within cells. The scientists highlighted the medical potential of the new technique by demonstrating ...
Medical research Jul 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (9) | 0 |
A number of studies have shown that it is possible to lengthen the average life of individuals of many species, including mammals, by acting on specific genes. To date, however, this has meant altering the animals' genes ...
Genetics May 14, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- The first patient to receive gene therapy for an incurable type of blindness was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford this week as part of a trial led by Oxford University.
Ophthalmology Oct 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Sparking production of a hormone in the brain that people with epilepsy often lack could prevent debilitating seizures, University of Florida researchers have discovered.
Neuroscience Feb 15, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A team of researchers led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College has designed what appears to be a powerful gene therapy strategy that can treat both beta-thalassemia disease and sickle cell anemia. They have also ...
Genetics Mar 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Cold viruses generally get a bad rap—which they've certainly earned—but new findings by a team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies suggest that these viruses might also be a valuable ...
Cancer Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
For scientists who study the genetics of hearing and deafness, finding the exact genetic machinery in the inner ear that responds to sound waves and converts them into electrical impulses, the language of ...
Medical research Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 5 |
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), led by Fàtima Bosch, have shown for the first time that it is possible to cure diabetes in large animals with a single session of gene therapy. ...
Diabetes Feb 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0
Scientists have discovered that fat cells in the knee secrete a protein linked to arthritis, a finding that paves the way for new gene therapies that could offer relief and mobility to millions worldwide.
Arthritis & Rheumatism May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A fresh round of trials to evaluate gene therapy for the heart is set to begin in a couple of weeks. The British Heart Foundation will be sponsoring the study, which seeks to replace defective ...
Medical research May 01, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Oncogenes are generally thought to be genes that, when mutated, change healthy cells into cancerous tumor cells. Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have proven that those ...
Cancer Jul 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |