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Shape Matters In DNA Nanoparticle Therapy
2012-10-12 10:49:44

Particles could become a safer, more effective delivery vehicle for gene therapy Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities have discovered how to control the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through the body and have shown that the shapes of these carriers may make a big difference in how well they work in treating cancer and other diseases. This study, to be published in the Oct. 12 online edition of the journal Advanced Materials, is also noteworthy because this...

2012-09-25 23:04:25

According to a new study on adiponectin and raspberry ketone, obesity may be treated by regulating the levels of a key hormone in the body. (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Researchers at the University of Alberta have reported that a specific type of gene therapy involving Adiponectin and Raspberry Ketone can actually help fight obesity. The study from The Journal of Nutrition & Diabetes concluded that adiponectin gene therapy ameliorates the metabolic abnormalities caused by feeding mice a...

2012-09-24 22:22:57

Kansas State University researchers have discovered a molecule that may be capable of delivering drugs inside the body to treat diseases. For the first time, researchers have designed and created a membrane-bounded vesicle formed entirely of peptides -- molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. The membrane could serve as a new drug delivery system to safely treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. A study led by John Tomich, professor of biochemistry at...

Sense Of Smell In Mice Restored From Gene Therapy
2012-09-07 14:10:09

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions report that restoring tiny, hair-like structures to defective cells in the olfactory system of mice is enough to restore a lost sense of smell. The results of the experiments were published online this week in Nature Medicine, and are believed to represent the first successful application of gene therapy to restore this function in live mammals. An expert in olfaction, Randall Reed, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and...


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