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2013-09-23 23:22:43

The outstanding health-related program is set to air a segment on therapeutic outcomes which stem from new technological advances. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 The producers of Health Briefs TV are pleased to announce they are working on a segment which will examine the novel technologies being used to bring positive therapeutic outcomes. The topics will cover the use of e-readers to assist dyslexic students with reading disabilities to the top devices used in gene...

2013-09-05 11:26:35

Findings raise hope for new heart therapies Many people who survive a heart attack find themselves back in the hospital with a failing heart just years later. And the outcome often is unfavorable, owing to limited treatment options. But scientists at Temple University School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) recently found hope in an unlikely source – stem cells in cortical, or compact, bone. In a new study, they show that when it comes to the regeneration of heart...

2013-09-03 10:13:25

The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, converting energy into usable forms. When a child is born with a gene defect that results in dysfunctional mitochondria, the results can be devastating, causing physical and cognitive disability and often death. Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial...

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...

2013-08-26 10:53:38

In an era of widespread genetic sequencing, the ability to edit and alter an organism's DNA is a powerful way to explore the information within and how it guides biological function. A paper from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the August issue of the journal GENETICS takes genome editing to a new level in fruit flies, demonstrating a remarkable level of fine control and, importantly, the transmission of those engineered genetic changes across generations. Both features are key...

2013-08-21 13:02:26

The concept behind gene therapy is simple: deliver a healthy gene to compensate for one that is mutated. New research published today in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests this approach may eventually be a feasible option to treat Rett Syndrome, the most disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. Gail Mandel, Ph.D., a Howard Hughes Investigator at Oregon Health and Sciences University, led the study. The Rett Syndrome Research Trust, with generous support from the Rett Syndrome Research...

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...


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