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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Heart

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.

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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?

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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.

obesity

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.