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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

July 21, 2016 — In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together ... read more

New Targeted Gene Therapy Could Lead to Improved Treatment for Emphysema

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new strategy using lung-targeted gene therapy that may lead to improved treatments for inherited diseases including ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new technique to unleash silenced genes and change cell fates using ... read more

Collisions During DNA Replication, Transcription Contribute to Mutagenesis

June 29, 2016 — Replication-transcription head-on collisions contribute to mutagenesis, report ... read more

Genetic Clue to How Patients Respond to Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

June 23, 2016 — Researchers have identified a gene variant which explains why some patients with Parkinson’s Disease respond well to drug treatment and other do ... read more

Is Huntington's Disease More Common Than We Thought?

June 22, 2016 — More people may have the potential to develop Huntington's disease than previously thought, according to a study. But the increase comes in the percentage of people who have a lower risk of ... read more

Putting a Brake on Leukemia Cells

June 9, 2016 — Cancer cells need a lot of energy in order to divide without limits. Researchers have discovered how leukemia cells cover these extra energy needs, and scientists may be able to use this mechanism to ... read more

June 8, 2016 — Medical researchers have developed a new technique that may help to overcome one of the largest hurdles in gene therapy -- the ability to generate a large pool of gene-corrected cells that would be ... read more

Who Should Pay for Gene Therapy?

May 26, 2016 — As gene therapy trials show promise to cure or ameliorate several diseases, it is time to explore ways to pay for the treatments, according to a new commentary. Noting the potential of gene therapy ... read more

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

May 18, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The ... read more

Validation of Screening Tool for ROS1 Gene Rearrangements

May 11, 2016 — Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an effective tool that can be used for identifying proto-oncogene 1 receptor tyrosine kinase (ROS1) gene rearrangements and screening patients for the administration of ... read more

Gene Replacement Therapy Offers Viable Treatment Option for Fatal Disease

May 5, 2016 — Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes progressive degeneration in the nerve cells that control muscles, thereby causing muscle weakness and eventually death. SMA affects ... read more

Gene Therapy Halts Pulmonary Hypertension Progression in Large Animal Pre-Clinical Study

Apr. 28, 2016 — Scientists have used a novel gene therapy to halt the progression of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure in the lung blood vessels that is linked to heart ... read more

Gene Therapy Shows Long-Term Benefit for Treating Rare Blindness

Apr. 28, 2016 — Pioneering gene therapy has restored some vision to patients with a rare form of genetic blindness for as long as four years, raising hopes it could be used to cure common causes of vision loss, new ... read more

Altered Primary Chromatin Structures: Implications in Cancer Development

Apr. 25, 2016 — Alterations in the primary structure of chromatin resulting from imprecise arrangements of nucleosomes along DNA has been the focus of recent research, and in particular, its functional implications ... read more

Study Finds Explanation for Some Treatment-Resistant Breast Cancers

Apr. 21, 2016 — Investigators have identified gene alterations that may explain why triple-negative breast cancer is resistant to most existing treatments, and suggests that a targeted therapy currently in clinical ... read more

Gene Therapy Shows Early Success Against 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — Early results suggest novel gene therapy is safe and effective for treatment of inherited immune disease, according to scientists. The study involved five males with X-linked severe combined ... read more

New Study Shows Children Benefited Most from Gene Therapy for LCA, a Rare Eye Disease

Apr. 15, 2016 — Scientists have completed a two-year Phase I clinical trial which showed that children showed the greatest benefit from gene therapy for treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis or severe early ... read more

Specific Gene in the Tumor Determines the Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment

Apr. 14, 2016 — A cancer treatment can be basically effective but, equally, it may have negative consequences. Therefore, it has not been possible to determine prior to treatment whether a patient will benefit from ... read more

Novel Mechanism of Crizotinib Resistance in a ROS1+ NSCLC Patient

Apr. 11, 2016 — Molecular analysis of a tumor biopsy from a proto-oncogene 1 receptor tyrosine kinase positive (ROS1+) patient with acquired crizotinib resistance revealed a novel mutation in the v-kit Hardy ... read more

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