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Tags results for 'gene therapy'

Testing shows gene therapy shrinks an enlarged heart, improves heart function, human trials to start

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 07:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in large animal models.

First use of retrograde gene therapy on a human heart

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Procedure delivers stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

Gene therapy 'could be used to treat blindness'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

New Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Approaches

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2015 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
As a patient prepares to become the first in history to receive his own genetically engineered stem cells for sickle cell disease, scientists are already improving the approach.

Gene therapy's 'temporary benefits' for retina disease

Posted in Medicine on 4th May, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Two trials of gene therapy on an inherited form of blindness in children have shown some patients' eyesight can be improved, but only temporarily.

Gene Therapy Makes Near-Blind Patients See by Strengthening Neural Connections

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015 02:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Gene therapy restored vision to blind patients by strengthening visual pathways from the retina to the brain’s visual cortex.

Gene therapy rescues dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 12:55 AM
by AlexMuller
New clinical trial data suggest that nerve growth factor gene therapy is safe for extended periods of time.

Gene Therapy May Be Our Newest, and Most Effective, Weapon Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite dedicating enormous amounts of time, money and effort to finding an effective cure, almost all new drugs have failed clinical trials.

CEO of Bioviva claims to be testing antiaging gene therapy on herself

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2015 06:30 AM
by AlexMuller
An American biotech CEO claims she is the first to undergo gene therapy to reverse aging. Judge for yourself.

Editas will test CRISPR gene editing in humans in 2017

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form of blindness using CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with CRISPR

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2015 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
To the people actually facing a devastating inherited genetic disease, engineering humanity sounds like a really good thing.

Gene therapy seems able to convert severe hemophilia into mild hemophilia

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2016 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Hemophilia impairs the body's ability to control blood clotting, which is used to stop bleeding.

Gene editing: the next generation of personalised cancer treatment

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The early success of gene editing treatments could lead to them becoming mainstream options in the clinic in the not-to-distant future.

Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lasting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2016 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The improvement is long-lasting so the therapy is suitable as a treatment.

Gene Therapy produces Dopamine in the Brain as path to Parkinsons treatment

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The Massachusetts company, is testing the idea in Parkinson’s patients who’ve agreed to undergo brain surgery and an injection of new DNA.

By 2017, Gene Therapy Could Allow Us to Reverse Blindness

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A gene therapy that may be able to reverse blindness caused by genetics is in its final stage of FDA approval.

Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2017 12:59 AM
by Alex Muller
A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.

Scientists develop gene therapy that could restore partial vision

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2017 11:31 AM
by Alex Muller
The new gene therapy is under review by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Gene therapy infused into persons blood to correct liver enzymes

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2017 01:59 PM
by Alex Muller
When the enzyme is defective or missing, the sugars build up and can cause developmental delays, organ problems, brain damage, and early death.

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