Gene Therapy News

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11/1/2017
10/27/2017
9/28/2017
Genetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria Transmission

New methods could be used along with older control techniques, such as bed netting

8/30/2017
FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S.

It transforms a patient's immune system cells to fight a form of leukemia

8/3/2017
Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study

'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers say

8/2/2017
Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo

In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

5/24/2017
FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

5/17/2017
Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones

Animal experiments suggest this may be a potential alternative to bone grafts, researchers say

3/1/2017
Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?

But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

2/28/2017
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Aggressive Lymphoma

Over one-third of patients appeared disease-free 6 months after single treatment, report says

1/25/2017
Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia

Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

12/16/2016
Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study

Researchers said they used gene manipulation to 'turn back the clock'

12/6/2016
Gene Therapy Offers Hope to Some Hemophilia Patients

Small, preliminary trial suggests it may free hemophilia B patients from transfusions

11/10/2016
Discovery Speeds Creation of Healthy Heart Cells From Scar Tissue

Mouse study findings might lead to better treatments for heart failure in humans

10/10/2016
Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's

But the research is very preliminary and much work remains to be done, U.K. researchers say

7/12/2016
Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness

Combo of gene therapy, visual stimulation helped part of crushed optic nerve grow back into the brain

4/20/2016
Gene Therapy May Offer Hope for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Preliminary research tries new approach to rebuild the immune system

3/31/2016
Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice

Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

3/30/2016
Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Heart Failure

Inserting new DNA into cardiac cells may help strengthen the heart, study finds

2/19/2016
Researchers Pursue Clue Between Obesity, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer

People with excess weight may have more of a potentially tumor-promoting substance, scientists say

12/14/2015
'Suicide Gene Therapy' Plus Radiation Fights Prostate Cancer: Study

Patients' cancer cells modified to prompt immune system to attack them, researchers explained

12/7/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

12/3/2015
Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

11/11/2015
Gene Therapy in Dogs Offers Glimmer of Hope for Fatal Childhood Disorder

Researchers delayed onset of Batten disease-like symptoms

11/2/2015
Gene Therapy in Dogs Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers' end goal is a treatment for humans

5/4/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Inherited Eye Disease

But study also finds benefits of treatment begin to fade after 1 to 3 years

4/22/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder

People with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome rarely live beyond their 20s, 30s

10/20/2014
Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

10/8/2014
Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Newer treatment seems to have less risk of certain cancer, researchers say

7/16/2014
Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pig Hearts

Technique might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans, researchers say

4/23/2014
Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Growth of cells in inner ear may boost sound sensitivity, researchers say

3/5/2014
Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise

Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs

2/19/2014
Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia

Genetic tweak of patient's immune cells boosted chances of remission in advanced cases

2/7/2014
Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

1/16/2014
Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease

Early study saw improvement in six patients with choroideremia

1/10/2014
Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

Study says new dopamine-producing brain cells help control motor function

12/30/2013
Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

12/9/2013
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers

In many patients in early trials, turning T-cells into cancer fighters sent disease into remission

10/30/2013
Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study

Finding tumors' genetic makeup allowed researchers to 'personalize' treatment

10/30/2013
Scientists 'Silence' Aggressive Brain Cancer Gene in Mice

'Nanotechnology' helped create drug to target deadly glioblastoma in study

8/29/2013
Gene Tweak Boosts Lifespan by 20 Percent in Mice

But NIH study also found more bone loss, greater infection risk in engineered rodents

8/22/2013
Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests

Ultimate goal is cellular 'patch' after heart attack

5/29/2013
Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics

Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains

4/12/2013
10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map

Advances made in genetics of disease, but creating new drugs more complex than first thought

3/14/2013
Gene Therapy Helped Mice Withstand Arthritis: Study

Injecting a gene responsible for lubrication in joints may one day help humans, researcher says

2/27/2013
Experimental Vitiligo Treatment Shows Promise in Mice

Genetic research could hold key to reversing the skin pigment disorder, but more study needed

2/27/2013
Dog Study Raises Prospect of Biological Pacemaker for Humans

But experts say the concept, powered by gene therapy, will have to clear many hurdles to challenge the electronic kind

2/21/2013
Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise for Heart Failure

Injecting a protein known to recruit stem cells may help repair damaged heart muscle, researcher says

2/14/2013
Lucky Dogs Get Shot at Diabetes Cure

Study finds gene therapy eliminated mimic of type 1 disease in five beagle pups; implications for humans unclear

12/19/2012
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Children's Brain Disorder

Treatment targets chemical that wreaks havoc on nerve cells in kids with Canavan disease