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2013-12-09 08:25:55

Dr. High presents recent therapeutic successes for gene therapy as well as perceived hurdles to bringing potentially curative products to patients suffering from genetic diseases PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a fully integrated, late-stage gene therapy company, today announced that its co-founder and scientific advisor, Dr. Katherine A. High, accepted the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture Prize and presented a lecture on her career's work to develop novel genetic...

2013-08-15 20:46:06

In a study published on line this week in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, Drs. Donita Garland, Rosario Fernandez-Godino, and Eric Pierce of the Ocular Genomics Institute at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, along with their colleagues, reported the unexpected finding that in mice genetically engineered to have an inherited form of macular degeneration, turning off the animals' complement system, a part of the immune system, prevented the disease. Macular...

2013-06-25 12:30:04

National research foundation awards $1.2 million to scientists in Italy, Netherlands and U.S. conducting groundbreaking research to find a cure for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF), a national nonprofit focused on funding research to find a cure for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases including childhood blindness, announces their 2013-2014 grant...

2013-02-13 11:44:06

Research led by Minghao Jin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has found a protein that protects retinal photoreceptor cells from degeneration caused by light damage. This protein may provide a new therapeutic target for both an inherited retinal degenerative disease and age-related macular degeneration. The paper is published in the February 13, 2013 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience....