Latest Gene therapy Stories
The challenge of treating patients with genetic disorders in which a single mutated gene is simply too large to be replaced using traditional gene therapy techniques may soon be a thing of the past.
“Getting under your skin” takes on a brave new meaning thanks to Northwestern University research that could transform gene regulation.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a surprisingly simple and safe method to disrupt specific genes within cells.
In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce higher brain functions.
A single-dose vaccine capable of providing immunity against the effects of cocaine offers a novel and groundbreaking strategy for treating cocaine addiction is described in an article published Instant Online in Human Gene Therapy.
The collaborative research team led by Professor Tadashi ISA, Project Assistant Professor Masaharu KINOSHITA from The National Institute for Physiological Sciences, The National Institutes of Natural Sciences and Fukushima Medical University and Kyoto University, developed "the double viral vector transfection technique" which can deliver genes to a specific neural circuit by combining two new kinds of gene transfer vectors.
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