News tagged with gene therapies
(Medical Xpress)—A new study by researchers in the US has shown that an ancient virus can be modified to help in the fight against the simian immunodeficiency virus SIV, which is the equivalent in monkeys ...
HIV & AIDS May 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 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 |
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
Gene therapy can be performed safely in the human salivary gland, according to scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Cancer Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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 |
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 |
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 |
Scientists have discovered a new function for a protein that protects cells during injury and could eventually translate into treatment for conditions ranging from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer's.
Medical research Jun 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have profiled genetic changes in cancer with drug sensitivity in order to develop a personalised approach to cancer treatments. The study is published in Nature on Thursday 29 Mar ...
Cancer Mar 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have solved the three-dimensional structure of a newly discovered type of gene-targeting protein that has shown to be useful as a DNA-targeting molecule for gene correction, ...
Genetics Jan 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a new drug target that may treat and/or prevent heart failure. The team evaluated failing human and pig hearts and discovered that SUMO1, a so-called "chaperone" ...
Cardiology Sep 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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 |
Researchers have identified a new protein involved in the development of drug resistance in breast cancer which could be a target for new treatments, they report today in the journal Nature Medicine.
Cancer May 22, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A study led by researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has for the first time revealed how the loss of a particular tumour suppressing protein leads to the abnormal growth of tumours ...
Neuroscience May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 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 (6) | 0 |