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2013-10-03 23:23:47

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Gene Therapy Market Analysis. London (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Gene therapy is the treatment of a disease by replacing, altering, or supplementing a gene that is absent or abnormal and whose absence or abnormality is causing the disease. It has evolved as one of the most sought after research objectives for ‘difficult to cure’ diseases. The gene therapy market in spite of presenting few marketable products and being...

2013-10-01 23:27:22

American Gene Technologies uses cutting-edge gene therapy to attack virus. Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Almost 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus since the beginning of the epidemic, and AIDS has claimed approximately 35 million lives, according to the World Health Organization. With nearly 36 million people around the globe living with HIV, American Gene Technologies International Inc. (AGT) is on a mission to use cutting-edge viral vectors and...

New PRA Gene In Phalenes And Papillons Identified
2013-08-29 08:52:33

AlphaGalileo Foundation Finnish researchers have identified a genetic mutation causing progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the Phalene and Papillon dog breeds. PRA is one of the most common causes of blindness in dogs and in human. This study highlights the shared genetic etiology of many canine and human genetic disorders, and provides new tools to investigate PRA mechanisms while the beloved dogs benefit from genetic testing. Professor Hannes Lohi’s research group at the University...

DNA Inserted 'Gently' Into Living Cells Using New High-tech Laser Method
2013-08-08 09:51:43

The Optical Society Technique offers greater-than-ever control of essential gene therapy and genetic engineering method The applications of gene therapy and genetic engineering are broad: everything from pet fish that glow red to increased crop yields worldwide to cures for many of the diseases that plague humankind. But realizing them always starts with solving the same basic scientific question -- how to "transfect" a cell by inserting foreign DNA into it. Many methods already exist...

2013-07-26 12:10:38

Duke researchers have devised a way to quickly and easily target and tinker with any gene in the human genome. The new tool, which builds on an RNA-guided enzyme they borrowed from bacteria, is being made freely available to researchers who may now apply it to the next round of genome discovery. The new method also has obvious utility for gene therapy and for efforts to reprogram stem or adult cells into other cell types – for example, to make new neurons from skin cells....

2013-07-22 13:07:16

A recent study published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 17, 2013) injected recombinant lentivirus carrying enhanced green fluorescent protein and the target gene Atoh1 into the cochlea of normal rats using a postauricular approach via the round window membrane. After 30 days, recombinant lentivirus was shown to have no impact on the hair cell numbers and auditory functions, infect hair and supporting cells, and promote supporting cells to transdifferentiate into hair cells....

Two Genetic Diseases Cured Through HIV
2013-07-12 05:01:10

[ Watch the Video: Gene Therapy Used By San Raffaele Telethon Institute For Gene Therapy ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The virus that causes AIDS has been used to cure a pair of different genetic diseases, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science. In the studies, Luigi Naldini, director of the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (TIGET) in Italy, and his colleagues report they successfully used HIV to cure metachromatic...


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