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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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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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Research Uncovers 'Ingredients' for AIDS Cure

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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 30, 2014) — With major advances in gene therapy techniques and an unprecedented understanding of the basic science underlying the HIV virus, researchers say it is no longer a question of if they can develop a cure for AIDS, but when. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Virtual Reality Therapy Uses Avatars to Teach Self-Compassion

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 6, 2015) — Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants. The scientists behind the study are now investigating the longevity of the therapy and say it could be applied to treat a range of clinical conditions. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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