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2012-05-15 12:46:59

A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic value just by showing up.

2012-05-15 09:33:03

A number of studies have shown that it is possible to lengthen the average life of individuals of many species, including mammals, by acting on specific genes.

2012-05-10 22:51:18

Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh have discovered an enzyme that corrects the most common mistake in mammalian DNA.

2012-05-08 15:27:53

Gene therapy strategies to prevent and treat inherited diseases of the retina that can cause blindness have progressed rapidly.

2012-05-02 21:16:21

HIV patients treated with genetically modified T cells remain healthy up to 11 years after initial therapy, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the new issue of Science Translational Medicine.

2012-05-02 13:12:45

UC Davis Health System researchers are a step closer to launching human clinical trials involving the use of an innovative stem cell therapy to fight the virus that causes AIDS.

2012-04-23 22:29:39

A research team, led by John Guy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has pioneered a novel technological treatment for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an inherited genetic defect that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of vision in people of all ages, but primarily males ages 20-40.


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