Latest Gene therapy Stories

2012-04-23 03:13:37

Singapore, Apr 20, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Could engineered human stem cells hold the key to cancer survival? Scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, have discovered that neural stem cellspossess the innate ability to target tumor cells outside the central nervous system. This finding, which was demonstrated successfully on breast cancer cells, was recently published in leading peer...

2012-04-19 23:03:47

Attorney Joseph W. Belluck of New York´s Belluck & Fox, LLP, says a new history of gene therapy presents an optimistic outlook for the future of fighting asbestos exposure diseases. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 New York mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck said today that a new book about gene therapy is another sign of hope for mesothelioma sufferers. Belluck, a founding partner of the New York personal injury firm, Belluck & Fox, LLP, said that the book, The Forever...

2012-04-11 15:02:23

The brave new world of stem cell research dangles the exciting potential for a host of leading-edge treatments that may one day help cure debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, maladies that today cannot be treated with modern medicine. However, not much thought has been given to how those products might be regulated and how issues of legal liability may be addressed in a way that encourages scientific innovation but also protects the patients for whom these treatments...

2012-03-28 17:19:12

Researchers say their method, tested in human cells, may offer the first viable approach to gene transfer in sickle cell anemia A team of researchers led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College has designed what appears to be a powerful gene therapy strategy that can treat both beta-thalassemia disease and sickle cell anemia. They have also developed a test to predict patient response before treatment. This study's findings, published in PLoS ONE, represents a new approach to...

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