Gene Therapy News

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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

8/27/2012
Gene Might Predict Brain Tumors' Aggressiveness

Scientists zero in on DNA sequence associated with gliomas

5/2/2012
Study: Gene Therapy for HIV Safe, But Effectiveness Still Unclear

Patients doing well a decade later but virus itself not eradicated

4/18/2012
Researchers Repair Damage Caused by Heart Attacks in Mice

Non-beating scar tissue was transformed into beating heart muscle

3/6/2012
Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study

But it's not clear what this means for humans, researchers say

2/8/2012
More Success With Gene Therapy for Blindness

Repeat treatment improves vision for three adults with rare eye disease

12/30/2011
Gene Mutations Linked to Thyroid Cancer Risk: Study

Changes in 'PTEN' gene appear to raise children's risk

12/12/2011
Gene Therapy a Boon for 6 Hemophilia Patients

Severity of the bleeding condition was reduced for men with type B disorder, study finds

8/24/2011
'Bubble Boy' Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study

Expert says the technique may be useful for fighting other diseases

8/10/2011
Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study

Success against chronic lymphocytic leukemia hints at possible use on other tumors, experts say

7/12/2011
Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer

Researchers identified one specific gene that could provide clues on how to fight the disease

6/15/2011
Gene Sequencing Helps Twins With Rare Disorder

Children thrived after results found they had a subtype of disease requiring different treatment

6/8/2011
Girls May Be More Resistant to Autism Than Boys: Study

Genetic studies suggest they have to suffer more genetic mishaps than boys to develop disorder

3/4/2011
Extra Tests Not a Deterrent to Experimental Cancer Therapy

Some patients in clinical trials willing to undergo up to 2 tumor biopsies per study, researchers find

12/6/2010
Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder: Study

But one of 10 boys developed leukemia, possibly from treatment, researchers say

11/29/2010
Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice

Impact on people is unclear at this early stage of research, study author says

11/16/2010
Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure

Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

10/20/2010
Animal Study Explores Potential Gene Therapy for Depression

Adequate levels of a certain brain protein may aid prevention, treatment, researchers suggest

9/28/2010
Scientists Detect Unique Marker for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

It may one day offer a more targeted therapy for the aggressive disease, but more study is needed, researchers say

9/15/2010
Gene Rx May Fight Severe Blood Disorder

But far more research is needed to know whether treatment is safe and effective, researcher cautions

6/16/2010
Gene Therapy for HIV Inches Forward

Viable treatment is still a long way off, researchers say

6/13/2010
Success of Hepatitis C Drugs May Depend on Gene Variant

Researchers hope to identify patients for whom treatment will be ineffective

6/10/2010
New Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Detected

Mutant gene tied to brain cell survival is promising research target, scientists say

5/27/2010
Immune System Troubles Could Spark Behavior Woes

Fixing gene connected to immune system cured 'hair-pulling' disorder in mice, study found

5/21/2010
Gene Therapy Might Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Chemo clears way for transplanted cells to help children develop immune systems

5/21/2010
IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers

In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

5/21/2010
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy

Small study found technique restored some muscle function for months

5/6/2010
Genetic Research Sheds Light on Chronic Pain

Mouse study may lead to new drugs to help people who don't respond to existing treatments

4/28/2010
Breakthrough in Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer

New way to predict spread could avoid overly aggressive treatment, researchers say

4/6/2010
Gene May Boost Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure

Researchers find some kidney donors have variant that increases the odds of an unsuccessful transplant

4/2/2010
New Clues to Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer

Inflammatory gene activity found in women who've given birth may raise risk, study finds

3/8/2010
Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing

Doctors should do more to explain test results, researchers find

2/5/2010
Genome Mapped for Type 2 Diabetes

Finding may further understanding of common diseases, researchers say