Latest Artur Cideciyan Stories

2009-08-13 12:43:36

U.S. researchers said on Wednesday that a year after receiving gene therapy for a condition that causes total blindness by age 30, three people continue to see better and one has improved enough to read the digital numbers on a clock, Reuters reported. Doctors involved in the experiment reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that improvements in the vision of the three volunteers, who were all in their 20s and legally blind, has not deteriorated over time. One of the subjects has...

2008-09-23 08:35:00

Better vision thanks to an experimental gene therapy, was announced by U.S. researchers on Monday. Three patients in their 20's reported markedly better vision after getting the treatment, according to Artur Cideciyan and James Wilson of the University of Pennsylvania. "Day vision improvement could range up to 50-fold from pre-treatment levels. Night vision was quite dramatic and ranged up to 63,000 times" better, said Cideciyan. The report was published in the Proceedings of the National...

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