Doctors Unravel The Placebo Effect Of Fake Parkinson's Disease Treatment

By | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:00

Some patients with Parkinson's disease respond to treatments they aren't actually given. Doctors are trying to understand why.

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Fixing A Single Gene May Reverse Adult-Onset Diabetes

By | Sun, 01/05/2014 - 17:06

Type 2 diabetes may be the result of a mutation in the beta cell gene MADD.

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Targeting Single Gene May Halt Breast Cancer Development

By | Wed, 01/01/2014 - 15:39

Knocking out a single gene inhibits the development of tumors in mouse models of breast cancer.


These Piglets Glow In The Dark

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 18:19

Glow-in-the-dark piglets bring the reality of genetic modification into plain view.


Reversing Alzheimer's With Gene Therapy

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 19:02

The NEU1 enzyme could help modulate plaque buildup in the brain and reverse symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.


Heart Failure Reversed With New Gene Therapy Model

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:00

Heart failure, long a life-threatening medical condition, may soon see advances in treatment as researchers have seen recent progress in their models of gene therapy.


New Gene Therapy May Regenerate Heart Muscle After A Heart Attack

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 16:03

Researchers have developed a new gene therapy approach that converts cells and regenerates heart muscle.


15-Minute Gene Therapy For Blindness Accesses Deepest Part Of The Eye

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:30

Researchers have developed an easy and effective gene therapy for blindness.

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Lung Cancer Cure? Gene Therapy Eradicates Tumors in Mice

By | Fri, 03/08/2013 - 19:19

A gene therapy treatment worked as a lung cancer cure in lab mice – can it work in humans?

operator installs a chromatography column to purify the gene therapy drug Glybera

Entering the Age of the $1 Million Medicine

By | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:09

The Western world's first drug to fix faulty genes promises to transform the lives of patients with an ultra-rare disease that clogs their blood with fat.

Europe Approves High-Price Gene Therapy

By | Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:30

European officials have approved the Western world's first gene therapy drug in a milestone for the novel medical technology that fixes faulty genes.


Gene Therapy Helps Fight Obesity

By | Thu, 09/20/2012 - 17:02

Obesity may be treated by regulating the levels of a key hormone in the body, a new study says.