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Researchers Test New Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness

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January 16, 2014
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Researchers in the U.K. have tested a new technique that could cure a rare form of blindness and possibly help treat more common forms, as well.


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First Gene Therapy Treatment Approved in Europe

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Reuters (Aug. 8, 2012) — The first gene therapy drug approval given by European regulators is potentially good news for those suffering from a rare syndrome which prevents their body from breaking down fat. The decision by the European Medicines Agency to allow Dutch biotech company uniQure to produce a gene therapy for LPLD sufferers opens the way for further developments in gene therapy treatments.
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Gene Therapy May Treat Rare Form of Blindness

Gene Therapy May Treat Rare Form of Blindness

AP (Jan. 16, 2014) — British doctors say a small, preliminary study using gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness is promising and could trigger similar efforts for other causes of vision loss. (Jan. 16)
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Scientists Create a Biological Pacemaker

Scientists Create a Biological Pacemaker

AP (July 16, 2014) — Scientists have come up with a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that change ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. They hope to test this on humans in a few years. (July 16) Video provided by AP
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Person Who Feels No Pain Could Lead to New Painkillers

Person Who Feels No Pain Could Lead to New Painkillers

Buzz60 (Sep. 16, 2013) — Researchers in Germany say thanks to a person who suffers from congenital analgesia, the inability to feel physical pain, they've identified the gene mutation that disrupts pain. Jen Markham explains why the discovery could lead to improved painkillers.
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