Gene Therapy News

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Article Title
5/1/2006
Cancer Gene Also Involved in Hair Loss

Finding might lead to genetic therapy for baldness, study suggests

1/23/2006
'Cocktail' Helps Adult Stem Cells Thrive in Lab

Discovery could aid bone marrow transplants, gene therapy, researchers say

8/10/2005
Gene Therapy Prevents Blindness in Mice

Condition leads to vision loss in 1 of every 5,000 boys, researchers say

6/8/2005
Gene Therapy Offers Promise Against Arthritis

First human trial shows treatment safe for rheumatoid disease

6/3/2005
Finding Right Target Still Tough With Gene Therapy

Focus is on delivery systems that do the job without causing collateral damage

4/26/2005
New Technique Helps Treat Tumors

Short bursts of intense ultrasound boost power of gene therapy to fight malignancies

4/25/2005
Gene Therapy Eyed as Alzheimer's Treatment

Initial results of small study show slowed mental decline

2/14/2005
Genetically Modified Potato Carries Hep B Vaccine

Discovery an alternative to inconvenient injections in developing world, study says

1/31/2005
New Advance in Gene Therapy for Cancer

Special virus spares healthy cells

1/19/2005
Key Cancer Gene Discovered

Scientists identify gene that controls other cancer-causing genes

12/20/2004
Embryonic Stem Cells Keep Heart Beating

They acted like pacemaker in animal trials

12/17/2004
Gene Therapy Beats 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Four children with disorder recover immune functioning

10/19/2004
Way to Treat Rare Genetic Disease Found

May help treat disorder that destroys neurological, immune systems

10/4/2004
Gene Tells Plants How to Weather Tough Times

Finding may help scientists engineer types that thrive in drought conditions

9/28/2004
Trial Therapy May Fight Genetic Disorders

Gene, stem cell combination rebuild damaged livers in mice

9/24/2004
Gene Therapy Studied for Alzheimer's

Delivers nerve growth factor to damaged neurons

9/8/2004
Proteins May Treat Parkinson's

Rat study shows gene therapy prevented degeneration of nerve cells in brain

8/9/2004
New Allergy Vaccine Shows Promise

Genetically modified pollen does the trick for sufferers

8/2/2004
'Smart' Gene Therapy Limits Heart Attack Damage

Therapeutic gene has sensor that detects oxygen deprivation in cardiac tissue

7/8/2004
Gene Therapy Offers Alternative to Heart Drugs

Could sidestep side effects of calcium channel blockers

6/24/2004
Gene Studies Get Technological Boost

New method ups supply of mammal cells with two copies of mutant genes

6/3/2004
Major Advance Made in Gene Therapy

Researchers find safer way to deliver therapeutic DNA to cells

3/29/2004
Pinpointing Infections

'Sensor' makes bacteria, fungi and viruses glow

3/1/2004
Scientists Trick Skin Cells Into Fending Off UV Damage

Mouse study shows cells can trigger natural defense to DNA damage

1/19/2004
Modified Gene Therapy Better for Heart

Researchers learn to target tissue for treatment in mice

10/20/2003
Possible Gene Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers report success with novel technique to insert missing gene

9/24/2003
New Weapon Against HIV

2-step method seeks out and destroys hidden virus

8/7/2003
Genetic Answer to Lou Gehrig's Disease

Gene therapy shows promise in treating degenerative condition

7/10/2003
Breakthrough for Muscular Dystrophy

Newly discovered stem cells deliver genes to muscles in mouse study

7/1/2003
'Mutated Gene' May Hold Clue to Parkinson's

Scientists trying to determine if disease can be inherited

6/18/2003
AMA: Cloning Decision Good for Physicians

But pro-life groups bitterly disagree

6/17/2003
A Gene That May Block Prostate Cancer's Spread

Finding could lead to genetic therapies to treat variety of cancers

3/31/2003
Stem Cells Cure Rare Liver Disease in Mice

Fusion of stem and liver cells was mechanism of repair

3/3/2003
Gene Therapy Problem Pinpointed

Older cells may be more resistant to viruses carrying help for heart failure

1/21/2003
Gene Therapy Helps Poor Circulation in Legs

Treatment may spare people with severe blockages from amputation

12/30/2002
Ebola Virus Tamed for Beneficial Use

Killer can be adapted to treat lung diseases

12/13/2002
The Genetic Divide

Americans conflicted about genetic reproductive technology, survey finds

12/11/2002
Stem Cell Experts Defend Stanford Experiments

New center's research will lead to therapies, not human clones, they say

10/10/2002
Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Nearing Reality

Safety study of gene treatment set to start in 12 patients

10/4/2002
Gene Therapy Defended Despite New Setback

Side effect in French boy triggers suspension of four studies

9/30/2002
Injections Kill Breast Cancer in Mice

But benefits to human victims remain uncertain

9/22/2002
Hunting Down a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

Meanwhile, victims are living longer, healthier lives

9/12/2002
Gene Therapy Creates Natural Pacemaker

Scientists restore normal heartbeat in guinea pigs

9/9/2002
Gene Therapy Used for First Time on Multiple-Organ Disease

Dogs treated for condition that hurt their eyes, bones and heart

8/30/2002
Spinal Cord: Heal Thyself

Transplanted stem cells can improve motor skills in injured rats

8/30/2002
Another Deafness Gene Discovered

Finding could lead to genetic treatments to combat hearing loss

7/22/2002
Gene Therapy Halts Heart Failure in Hamsters

But no immediate benefit seen to human heart patients

7/19/2002
Laser Sheds New Light on Gene Therapy

Technique succeeds without damaging cells

7/16/2002
Genetic Radiotherapy Packs Powerful Punch

New treatment combo shrinks tumors in animals

6/8/2002
New Type of Gene Therapy May Help Treat Hemophilia A

Technique shows promise in lab mice