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Two Genetic Diseases Cured Through HIV
2013-07-12 05:01:10

[ Watch the Video: Gene Therapy Used By San Raffaele Telethon Institute For Gene Therapy ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The virus that causes AIDS has been used to cure a pair of different genetic diseases, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science. In the studies, Luigi Naldini, director of the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (TIGET) in Italy, and his colleagues report they successfully used HIV to cure metachromatic...

2008-10-31 12:00:12

Aldagen, a biopharmaceutical company, has received orphan drug designation for ALD-101 from the FDA. The designation was granted for the use of ALD-101 to improve patient outcomes by decreasing time to platelet and neutrophil engraftment in patients with inherited metabolic disorders undergoing umbilical cord blood transplantation. Aldagen is currently conducting a Phase III trial infusing ALD-101 in patients with inherited metabolic disorders undergoing umbilical cord blood...

2008-10-30 09:00:41

Aldagen, Inc. today announced that it has received orphan drug designation for ALD-101 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The designation was granted for the use of ALD-101 to improve patient outcomes by decreasing time to platelet and neutrophil engraftment in patients with inherited metabolic disorders undergoing umbilical cord blood transplantation. Aldagen is currently conducting a Phase 3 trial infusing ALD-101 in patients with inherited metabolic disorders undergoing...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.