Gene Therapy News

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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

2/4/2010
'Gene Doping' May Be Next Wave of Sports Tampering

Genetic manipulation may soon become a hard-to-detect way for athletes to cheat, researchers say

1/7/2010
Streamlined Stem Cell Procedure May Speed Up Research

Approach could 'open up the whole embryonic stem cell field,' scientist says

12/22/2009
Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Emphysema

In mice, single treatment offered lifetime protection against inherited form of disease

11/12/2009
Gene Therapy Brings New Muscle to Monkeys

Finding holds hope of better treatment for muscular dystrophy, experts say

11/5/2009
Gene Therapy for Fatal Brain Disorder 'Just the Beginning'

Pioneering work may offer hope for patients with adrenoleukodystrophy

11/5/2009
Firm Says Low-Cost Genome Sequencing Is Possible

10,000 human genomes could be sequenced next year, company says

10/28/2009
Repairing Injured Lungs May Boost Organ Donations

Researchers also identify immune cells involved in tissue damage caused by smoking

10/24/2009
Gene Therapy Offers Hope for Severe Hereditary Eye Disease

Youngest patients have best chance at some visual recovery, research suggests

10/14/2009
Stem Cells Being Tested to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

It may be possible to stop tumor growth without harmful therapies, study suggests

10/12/2009
A Gene Tweak Could Keep Heart Young

Suppressing it improved cardiac function in aging mice, scientists report

10/8/2009
New Way to Make Stem Cells?

Chemicals can do the work previously handled by genes, researchers find

9/16/2009
For the Color Blind, a Ray of Hope

Researchers use gene therapy to restore color perception in monkeys

9/3/2009
Scientists Turn Off 'Obesity Switch' in Mice

Deleted gene allows rodents to eat high-fat diet and stay thin, research shows

8/28/2009
Colon Cancer Stopped in Its Tracks in Swiss Study

Gene-based treatment could block tumors, prevent recurrence, researchers say

8/27/2009
Benji, Marley or Bo: Three Genes Dictate Dog's Coat

Findings could have implications for study of human genetics and disease

8/12/2009
Gene Therapy Offers Hope Against Inherited Blindness

Injection under retina may allow increased light sensitivity, research suggests

8/6/2009
Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research

Scientists spot proteins that help sperm revert to stem cell state

7/30/2009
'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice

Treatment could be tested in women within 18 to 24 months, expert suggests

7/22/2009
Cellular Protein Yields Clues to Diabetes, Alzheimer's

Animal tests suggest humanin could have therapeutic benefits

7/20/2009
New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding provides insight into tumor growth, metastasis, researchers say

7/20/2009
Hope for Damaged Heart Muscle

In lab study, re-engineered cells show promise for cardiac treatment

7/10/2009
Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'

Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds

7/8/2009
Genetic Breakthrough Spells Hope for Lung Fibrosis Patients

Might help those with advanced disease buy time until transplant, study shows

6/16/2009
Strides Made in Hemophilia Research

Successful blood-clotting in lab could pave way for human trials, researchers say

6/15/2009
Coming Soon: Lung-Cancer Spray?

Novel delivery of gene therapy suppresses tumors in mice

5/29/2009
Discovery Could Eliminate Harmful Gene Mutation in Dogs

Scientists may be able to prevent heredity disorder in Golden Retrievers

4/29/2009
Gene Therapy Improves Diabetic Neuropathy in Study

Injections appear to be safe, but more research needed

3/5/2009
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness

Discovery might someday yield therapies to restore sight, experts suggest

2/15/2009
Gene Therapy Holds Promise for HIV

But research is preliminary and more trials are needed, study says

1/21/2009
In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission

Harvard researchers say treatment involving genes works in mice

9/12/2008
Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem

Volunteers with rare eye disease regained partial sight with experimental therapy

5/20/2008
Gene Therapy May Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Studies in both men and monkeys show effectiveness of treatment

5/13/2008
Therapy Yields Promise for Fatal Neurological Condition

Using harmless cold virus, injecting healthy gene into brain slowed Batten disease

4/23/2008
Scientists Discover How Stomach Tumors Form

Blocking IL-11 protein prevents inflammation, hints of new treatments for disease

4/18/2008
Gene Therapy in Rats Reduces Cocaine Use

Boosting brain's dopamine receptors could lead to treatments for other addictions as well

4/8/2008
Scientists Block Prostate Cancer Cells' Spread

Fighting inflammation could reduce metastasis, mouse study suggests

3/28/2008
Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack

Activating Gi compound in mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say

1/9/2008
Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could lead to better prognosis, treatments, researchers say

1/7/2008
Team Finds 118 Genes That Might Play Role in Cancer

Involved in control of cell division, they activate abnormally in malignant cells

12/13/2007
Cell 'Addiction' to Growth Factors May Help Spur Cancers

Study in mice shows blocking this dependence could stop disease before it starts

7/22/2007
Scientists Make Strides Against Melanoma

But with real advances years away, prevention is the best approach

4/16/2007
Gene Transfer Therapy Eases Parkinson's Symptoms

Movement improved after treatment to stop death of dopamine-producing brain cells, study finds

4/11/2007
Gene Studies Offer Insights Into Cancer

One details disease's spread, the other offers potential for better chemotherapy

3/23/2007
Study Offers Hope Against Leading Cause of Blindness

In mice, gene therapy showed promise in fighting retinitis pigmentosa

3/21/2007
Gene Identified That May Fight Colon Cancer

Findings in mice could lead to new targeted tumor treatments, study suggests

1/9/2007
Genetically Altered Cells Show Promise for Burn Patients

Cultured skin graft therapy may prove to be alternative infection-control method, study says

9/27/2006
Appetite Hormone May Combat Type 2 Diabetes

Mouse study finds leptin keeps body from overproducing insulin

8/31/2006
Cancer Researchers Announce Gene Therapy Success

For the first time, tweaking DNA leads to sustained tumor regression