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2014-01-09 08:29:33

Joseph La Barge and Carol Greve-Philips expand business operations PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage, fully integrated company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of debilitating diseases, announced today that it has expanded its leadership team through the addition of two industry veterans, Joseph La Barge and Carol Greve-Philips, who have extensive track records successfully growing biotech businesses. Joseph La Barge has...

Glow In The Dark Piglets
2013-12-27 14:00:12

[ Watch the Video: Glow In The Dark Piglets ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Reproductive scientists in China have created pigs that glow in the dark, according a study that has been submitted for publishing in the Biology of Reproduction Journal. Ten transgenic piglets were born earlier this year that glow green under a black light or UVA light. The pigs represent a technique a team from Guangdong Province in Southern China developed that could help develop...

2013-12-24 13:28:00

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into the bloodstream and make its way to the right cells. In this early proof-of-concept study, the scientists have shown that they can target tumor blood vessels in mice without affecting healthy tissues. "Most current gene therapies in humans involve...

2013-11-19 23:22:53

Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Report Promising Long-Term Follow-up Results for its Single Dose AAV1/SERCA2a Gene Therapy in Advanced Heart Failure Patients New York, New York (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported the long-term benefits of a single dose of their gene therapy AAV1/SERCA2a in advanced heart failure patients on Nov. 19 at the American Heart...

2013-11-13 23:03:59

Preclinical Testing at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Shows SUMO-1 Gene Therapy Shrinks an Enlarged Heart, Improves Heart Function, and Blood Flow New York, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Researchers at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in large animal models. The new research study findings, published in November 13 issue of...

Bio Patch Regrows Bone
2013-11-07 15:53:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Iowa researchers have developed a collagen scaffold capable of growing bone from within a living body, which could have massive ramifications for treating musculoskeletal problems. According to the team’s report in the journal Biomaterials, their novel collagen structure is seeded with particles containing the genetic instructions necessary for producing bone. In experiments, the gene-team was successfully able to...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'