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Pediatric Academic Societies Report Progress In Children's Health
...dical impact as well, theresearchers said. Gene therapy
successfully administered through bloodstreamA breakthrough study on in vivo gene therapy
may someday provide the medicalknow-how to eliminate inherited metabolic disorders. The study was he...
High-pressure Oxygen Therapy Could Offer Widespread Benefits
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
offers enough promise fortreating victims of strok...have aclear understanding of why hyperbaric oxygen therapy
works. Nonetheless,small-scale studies indicate that it may be useful, he said. The meetin...
ACE Gene Linked To High Blood Pressure In Men But Not Women
...ments. "In thefuture, we might be able to tailor therapy
differently for someone with agenetic predisposition," or even find ways to prevent the disease, saysO'Donnell. He and other scientists from the Framingham Heart Study of the National Heart,Lung, and Blood Institute examined 1,044 pairs of siblings ...
Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever
...oundduring the application of chemotherapy or gene therapy
seems to increase the effectiveness of thesetreatments. In the realm of cancer treatment, George H. Harrison ( email@example.com ) of theUniversity of Maryland (3pBV1) and Katsuro Tachibana ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) of the FukuokaUnive...
Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells
...th this disease can't live a normal life. Thelight therapy
becomes less effective as patients get older, and there is anincreasing risk that the high level of bilirubin will cause brain damage,especially if the patient develops an infection." Because liver transplantation is not without risk, UNMC sur...
Novel Drug Trial To Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer Enrolling Patients At
UCSF/Mount Zion Cancer Center
...have become resistant to standardhormone treatment therapy
may be eligible to participate in a UCSF/Mount ZionCancer Center clinical trial of a drug that researchers hope will inhibit thegrowth of blood vessels that nourish tumor cells. The drug, developed by Genentech Inc., is a protein known as an ...
Mice Lacking The Pax8 Gene Suffer From Hypothyroidism And Fail To FormThyroxin-Producing Cells Of The Thyroid Gland
... hormones. Early diagnosis and therapy
of hypothyroidism is critical because, if untreated, affected children develop irreversible debility and cretinism. The finding that Pax8 is necessary for the formation of thyroxin producing cells in the thyroid gland provid...
Clinical Trials Show That Bone Marrow Transplant And Vitamin A Derivative Both Improve Survival From Neuroblastoma
...lts were even more dramatic forthose whose initial therapy
was followed up with high doses of 13-cis retinoic...e surgery was followed either by astate-of-the-art therapy
consisting of three cycles of intensive consolidationchemotherapy, or by chemoradiotherapy followed ...
Targeted Genetics Collaborators Report Additional Phase I E1A Gene Therapy Data At American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting
...nounced additional Phase I results of its E1A gene therapy
for thetreatment of breast and head and neck cance...d "Phase I trial of intratumoral liposomal-E1Agene therapy
in patients with recurrent/refractory breast cancer and head andneck cancer," researchers demonstrat...
New Retinal Surgery May Reverse Legal Blindness
... "This technique gives us an important additional therapy
used inconjunction with lasers," de Juan says. "The problem with treating the wet formof AMD with the laser is that you also destroy the functioning macula. That'slike cutting off a leg to save your life. You end up alive but disabled." ...
Virginia Tech Offers Biotechnology 2001 Conference for Educators
...he topic of a talk by Ken Culver, director of gene therapy
research at Codon Pharmaceuticals of Gaithersburg, Md. Terry Sharrer, curator of health sciences at the Smithsonian, will talk about "Cancer History and Gene Therapy Trials." David Magnus of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsyl...
Researchers Identify Function Of Brain Receptor Subunit Linked To Memory, Stroke, Dementia
... with the hope ofpossibly developing drugs or gene therapy
to protect nerve cells from injurycaused by neurological diseases." For Nakanishi, the knockout mouse holds promise as the first animalmodel for synaptic plasticity. Activation of the NMDA receptor determineswhether neuronal activity is worth...
Avigen's Gene Therapy Approach Shows Promise In Treating Hemophilia B With
Single Intramuscular Administration
...Therapy thatshows the ability of AAV-mediated gene therapy
to achieve sustained productionof factor IX result...e are working closely with Dr.High to develop this therapy
further with the objective of initiating a humanclinical trial as early as the end of calendar 1998 ...
Gene Therapy May Suppress Uterine Fibroids
...chigan Women's Health Program suggests that gene therapy
may someday control a condition responsible for ne... leiomyomas with gene therapy." The method of gene therapy
Christman uses has been shown to inhibit the spread of malignant cancer cells, but malignancies grow...
Scientists Use Gene Therapy To Correct Deafness In Mice
...roject. "Once adequate vectors areavailable, gene therapy
for genetic-based deafness will become a reality." Frank J. Probst, a graduate student in human genetics in the U-M Medical School,and lead author of the Science paper, identified the single-point mutation onmouse chromosome 11. "The normal gene and...
Interleukin-12 Helps Control Mycobacterium Avium Infection
...interleukin-12 (IL-12) plus conventionalantibiotic therapy
can help control infection with Mycobacterium aviu...thromycin and azithromycin-areapproved as standard therapy
to prevent MAC in HIV-infected people with CD4+T-cell counts below 50. Once prevention measures ha...
Gene-Altered Mice Boost Studies of Cardiomyopathy: Enables Research Into Causes And Treatment Of Heart Failure
...isorder." Even the value of diet and exercise as therapy
for heart failure remain unsettled. By altering o...derstanding for dilated cardiomyopathy and improve therapy
for heart failure," suggest the researchers. It should allow controlled testing of the effects of e...
HIV Infected Adults In UCSF Study Show Evidence Of Thymus Activity
...e T cells ofHIV infected people on anti-retroviral therapy
were coming from," said McCune."Were the lone T cell survivors multiplying or were new ones being produced? Itwas time to ask the question: 'Can the thymus work in HIV-infected adults?'" To study the thymus noninvasively, McCune and his colleagues us...
Space Grown Insulin Crystals Provide New Data On Diabetes
...e the quality-of-life of people who are on insulin therapy
bycutting down on the number of injections they have to take. "This new information can be used in the development of a newtherapeutic insulin treatment for the control of diabetes," said Smith. Hauptman-Woodward is partnering with the...
Duke Researchers Call Gene Therapy A Promising Strategy For Sickle Cell Anemia
...ter have shown that they canuse a new type of gene therapy
to correct the defect in human blood cells. ...eof the journal Science, show that successful gene therapy
may lie not incorrecting faulty DNA, the storehouse of genetic information, but in correctingthe RNA...
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