Latest Gene therapy Stories

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...

2012-03-25 23:01:39

Attorney Joseph W. Belluck of New York´s Belluck & Fox, LLP, voices support for recently reported advances in personalized medicine. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph W. Belluck said today that he welcomes recent reports of the advances being made in personalized medicine. Personalized medicine is treatment tailored to an individual´s DNA. This emerging frontier in cancer treatment could ultimately help patients with mesothelioma and...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'