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2011-02-23 13:21:57

Researchers have developed a simple method of making short protein chains with spiral structures that can also dissolve in water, two desirable traits not often found together. Such structures could have applications as building blocks for self-assembling nanostructures and as agents for drug and gene delivery. Led by Jianjun Cheng, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois, the research team will publish its findings in the Feb. 22 edition of the journal...

2010-08-16 18:16:15

In one of only two studies of its kind, a study from researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts demonstrates that non-viral gene therapy can delay the onset of some forms of eye disease and preserve vision. The team developed nanoparticles to deliver therapeutic genes to the retina and found that treated mice temporarily retained more eyesight than controls. The study, published online in advance of print in Molecular...

2010-08-11 14:10:00

Study details new findings in mouse model of disease; highlights existing gene delivery approach that may provide therapy Along with skeletal muscles, it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital and published online ahead of print in Human Molecular Genetics. This is the first study to report cardiac dysfunction in mouse models of SMA. SMA is a debilitating...

2010-07-06 16:53:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, an emerging leader in the field of targeted genetic medicine, received a notice of allowance from the USPTO for another crucial patent covering its leading tumor-targeted gene delivery platform. The issuance of this high-value patent protection for targeting metastatic disease follows on the heels of two major patent issuances covering tumor-targeted gene delivery and precision-targeted cancer immunotherapy,...

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2010-06-25 07:33:13

Researchers in Latvia and Finland have synthesized and studied a range of organic compounds able to carry genetic material into individual cells where it can remedy the diseases caused by defective genes. Still under development, these compounds are much more readily produced than the viral carriers now in use and avoid their side-effects. Most importantly, they are much more effective than other organic carrier substances developed so far. Gene Transfer Agents has made great advances in the...

2010-06-01 12:25:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation (www.epeiusbiotech.com) today announces the results of the clinical trial entitled "Advanced Phase I/II Evaluation of Tumor-Targeted Gene Delivery: Intravenous Rexin-G as Stand Alone Therapy for Chemotherapy-resistant Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma" at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 8, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Kristen N. Ganjoo, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA. STUDY...

2010-01-27 10:58:03

Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts have developed a new tool for gene therapy that significantly increases gene delivery to cells in the retina compared to other carriers and DNA alone, according to a study published in the January issue of The Journal of Gene Medicine. The tool, a peptide called PEG-POD, provides a vehicle for therapeutic genes and may help researchers develop therapies for degenerative eye...

2009-09-14 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today reported on preclinical findings published in the scientific journal, Gene Therapy, demonstrating that Cardium's Gene Activated Matrix(TM) or GAM(TM) technology accelerates periodontal tissue regeneration of oral implant-supporting wounds. The PDGF-B gene therapy accelerates bone engineering and oral implant osseointegration study (Chang, et al., Gene Therapy; 10 September 2009; doi:...

2009-09-01 12:30:00

Gene therapy holds promise in the treatment of a myriad of diseases, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes, among many others. However, developing a scalable system for delivering genes to cells both efficiently and safely has been challenging.Now a team of Northwestern University researchers has introduced the power of nanodiamonds as a novel gene delivery technology that combines key properties in one approach: enhanced delivery efficiency along with outstanding...

2009-09-01 10:50:41

U.S. scientists say they've created a gene therapy system using nanodiamonds to deliver genes to treat such diseases as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Northwestern University researchers said their scalable system that can deliver genes to cells both efficiently and safely combines key properties in one approach: enhanced delivery efficiency along with outstanding biocompatibility. Finding a more efficient and biocompatible method for gene delivery than is currently available is a major...


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