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Nanoparticle-delivered 'suicide' genes slowed ovarian tumor growth

... tumors in mice, and researchers expect this therapy could be tested in humans within 18 to 24 months, ... a reason to hope. We now have a potential new therapy for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer that ... location," he said. "In other words, an effective therapy is not effective if it cannot get to the target." ...

A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... tumor, striking 12,000 Americans a year. Despite therapy with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the ... patients who had undergone surgery and radiation therapy to remove glioblastoma. Half of the patients ... ahead of time will help doctors personalize therapy for each patient and decrease exposure to side ...

Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications

... University in Beijing and is Director of Cell therapy Center at Xuanwu Hospital. His current research ... nonhuman primate models for stem cell-based therapy of degenerative diseases. He has developed a stem ... Zhang has written an overview of cell replacement therapy of Parkinson's disease, which has been studied in ...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... therapeutic feeding regimen for home-based therapy for severe childhood malnutrition. Develop ... therapeutic feeding regimen for home-based therapy for severe childhood malnutrition. Deploy home-based therapy with RUTF for severe childhood malnutrition ...

DuoCort: New chronotherapy for adrenal insufficiency

... secretion pattern of cortisol. The new DuoCort therapy showed no absorption failure allowing it to be ... findings in the phase I study and showed the new therapy to be well tolerated and safe. Endocrinology ... state is a highly deadly condition. Current therapy is long outmoded, with no major drug improvements ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... remission, children need to be on nutrition therapy for 6-8 weeks. And in order to maintain ... medical community about the benefits of nutrition therapy has been an uphill battle. "The acceptance of ... nutrition is as good as steroids as a first-line therapy for Crohn's disease," he says. The next step ...

Combined stem cell-gene therapy approach cures human genetic disease in vitro

... disease can be cured using a combination of gene therapy and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell ... defective gene in the patients' cells using gene therapy techniques pioneered in Verma's laboratory. They ... "If we can demonstrate that a combined iPSgene therapy approach works in humans, then there is no limit ...

UF makes gene therapy advance in severe genetic disorder

... months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy at the University of Florida putting scientists ... Cathryn Mah, Ph.D., a member of the Powell Gene therapy Center and UF Genetics Institute, will present the findings at an American Society of Gene therapy meeting this weekend in San Diego. About one ...

Adult bone marrow stem cells injected into skeletal muscle can repair heart tissue

... cardiac tissue injury by 60 percent. The therapy also improved function of the left ventricle, the ... has lead to another health hurdle: The only therapy available to reverse the decline in cardiac ... scarce. Clinical trials of myocardial stem cell therapy traditionally have relied on surgery -- infusing ...

New therapy substitutes missing protein in those with muscular dystrophy

... of Minnesota Medical School have discovered a new therapy that shows potential to treat people with ... of the TAT-utrophin-based protein as a viable therapy for the treatment of muscular dystrophy as well ... underway to battle muscular dystrophy with gene therapy and stem cell treatment shows promise, but major ...

Gene therapy could expand stem cells' promise

... under the control of the clinician. But gene therapy has the potential to solve this problem, ... in order to ensure their safety. "Stem cell therapy offers enormous potential to treat and even cure ... of the biggest potential problems with stem cell therapy is the development of tumors. But there are ...

Old stain in a new combination

... days after the start of therapy. Combination therapy is twice as effective as standard therapy It was shown that both combination therapies ... as effective against gametocytes as the standard therapy these parasites had almost completely ...

Georgetown University's Howard J. Federoff, M.D., Ph.D. receives Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award

... (May 4, 2009) The American Society for Neural therapy and Repair (ASNTR), holding its 16th Annual ... research contributions in the field of neural therapy and repair. The award is presented every year at ... university. His research interests include gene therapy and neurodegenerative diseases such as ...

Moving gene therapy forward with mobile DNA

... Gene therapy Gene therapy is the introduction of genetic material into a ... In recent years, it has been shown that gene therapy is a promising technology to treat or even cure ...

Simulated gene therapy

... If all of these barriers can be overcome, gene therapy would be a valuable technique with profound ... not functioning properly -- or at all. Gene therapy would provide a mechanism to replace these ... gene therapy. Some of the first attempts at gene therapy used viruses to insert DNA into cells -- ...

Agent Orange exposure increases veterans' risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer

... more meticulous scrutiny and so-called salvage therapy quickly if their prostate cancer returns. "Not ... watch it for a while to determine if additional therapy is needed. However in patients with Agent Orange exposure, radiation or hormone therapy to kill remaining cells may need to be done ...

Early administration of antiretroviral therapy can improve survival

... Lancet , in the framework of the Antiretroviral therapy Cohort Collaboration , includes information from ... prior to instatement of combined antiretroviral therapy and 24,444 patients who were followed up from the ... of treatment. Waiting to administer the combined therapy until CD4 levels had fallen to between 251 and ...

Gene therapy appears safe to regenerate gum tissue

... of the biggest safety concerns surrounding gene therapy research and tissue engineering. Gene therapy is an accepted, viable therapeutic concept, but ... incident highlighting the safety concerns of gene therapy research and treatment occurred several years ago ...

Two-day symposium in Baltimore to tackle the promises and perils of proton radiotherapy

... College Park, Maryland -- April 3, 2009 -- Proton therapy has been hailed as a revolutionary cancer ... traditional X-ray photon radiotherapy. Proton therapy is the modality of choice for treating certain ... tissue surrounding a tumor to the dosage, proton therapy lowers the risk of secondary cancers later in ...

CSHL team develops mouse models of leukemia that predict response to chemotherapy

... to drug resistance might help doctors redesign therapy for maximum benefit. Researchers led by ... achieving these critical goals for human cancer therapy by developing new mouse models for human acute ... protocols that closely mimic current AML therapy in people, precisely recapitulate genetic ...

Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment

... a molecule called D-1mT alongside Anti-Retroviral therapy (ART). Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) is ... for HIV is Highly Active Anti-Retroviral therapy (HAART), a cocktail of drugs that reduces the ... lives but with advances in Anti-Retroviral therapy it is becoming a more chronic, manageable ....

A missing enzyme conveys major heart protection in pre-clinical work

... The findings raise the possibility of a therapy that could stimulate the growth of blood vessels ... is that this discovery someday could result in a therapy for new blood vessel growth that could be a sort ... who are at risk for heart attacks, he said. "A therapy that can increase blood vessel growth in a person ...

Lombardi research: Monoclonal antibodies primed to become potent immune weapons against cancer

... - New research suggests that monoclonal antibody therapy of cancer can be improved to be much more ... of the Lancet . "We believe that antibody therapy has the capacity to immunize people against ... immune system, but we now have evidence that the therapy can prime an adaptive response as well. Such ...

A sticky business -- how cancer cells become more 'gloopy' as they die

... whilst they are dying as a result of Photodynamic therapy (PDT). This cancer treatment uses light to ... design more efficient drugs for Photodynamic therapy and other treatments. The research is also of ... cells thanks to a newly-developed Photodynamic therapy drug, with unusual fluorescent properties. The ...

Stem cell infusion and hyperbaric oxygen treatment improve islet function in diabetes

... "reduced insulin requirements." The combination therapy could decrease type 2 diabetes morbidity and ... stem cell transplantation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy as stand alone treatments. This study highlights ... benefits of using an unusual combination therapy to treat diabetes" said Dr. Cesar V Borlongan, ...

Exercise after knee replacement critical

... Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physical therapy at the University of Delaware, Stephanie ... be a component of your post-operative physical therapy after a total knee replacement, but it's not the ... that intensive strength exercise as outpatient therapy is critical to begin three to four weeks after ...

Biofeedback from the zoo

... is now being used as a type of behavioral therapy and as a tool for assessing the efficacy of ... provide a form of biofeedback, Prof. Eilam's new therapy may motivate patients to correct their compulsive ... cams, Prof. Eilam expects this mode of behavioral therapy to attract interest in the U.S. "OCD is a very ...

New asthma research opposes current drug treatment, says UH prof

... less airway hyperresponsiveness on beta-blocker therapy at the end of the trial, although some did ... journal The Lancet that the use of beta-blocker therapy for asthma warrants serious, but careful, ... asthma," Garner said. "We believe that our oral therapy has the potential to be a significant product for ...

Gene therapy demonstrates benefit in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

... reported the first clinical evidence that gene therapy reduces symptoms in patients with rheumatoid ... in the February issue of the journal Human Gene therapy the findings stem from a study of two patients ... such as cystic fibrosis and hemophilia, gene therapy involves implanting a normal gene to compensate ...

Researchers engineer pancreatic cell transplants to evade immune response

... recipients. At present, cell transplantation therapy is limited because transplant recipients are ... in mice, described in the online version of Gene therapy , could pave the way for routine use of cell transplants as a therapy for type 1 diabetes in humans. Type 1 ...

Mayo Clinic research on tamoxifen leads to recommendation for CYP2D6 gene test

... findings will be presented today at the Cancer therapy & Research Center-American Association for Cancer ... (ER+) breast cancer and as a therapy to stop ER+ breast cancer from coming back, is a ... patients being considered for tamoxifen therapy should be tested for CYP2D6 before beginning ...

UC Davis researchers exploring gene therapy to fight AIDS

... provides a pathway to success, and gene therapy offers real hope as a cure for AIDS." Last ... said Bauer, who worked on clinical HIV gene therapy trials at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles before ... of HIV infection." For IPS-based anti-HIV gene therapy to become reality, UC Davis researchers must ...

Gene therapy corrects sickle cell disease in laboratory study

... the scientists caution that applying the gene therapy to humans presents significant technical obstacles, they believe that the new therapy will become an important treatment for the ... advanced, online issue of the journal Molecular therapy , the researchers used a strain of mouse with ...

Inherited genetic cause, possible treatment found for complex lung disorder

... also points to the possibility of an inhaled therapy to overcome a chain of molecular events that lead ... collapsing Finding an effective, non-invasive therapy would dramatically improve quality of life for ... possibility of bone marrow transplant and gene therapy as other alternatives. The multi-institutional ...

Medicare coding for maggots and maggot therapy

... 5, dated November 19, 2004, included maggot therapy as a type of debridement . . . . The supply of ... to improve medical record documentation of maggot therapy and requests for reimbursement. In April, BTER ... and Medicare subcontractors for their maggot therapy expenses. Medicare officials were quite ...

Stroke patients soon may have fun, high-tech tool

... fun so patients will actually do their physical therapy exercises," said Eileen Smith, associate director ... her exercises. Then it won't just be a physical therapy session; it will be family time. It will help ... VRMC plans to introduce the program to physical therapy clinics. Eventually, Mark Wiederhold, VRMC's ...

Innovations in Pediatric Medicine International Conference brings together pediatrics experts

... research, genetic findings and stem cell therapy breakthroughs. Key topics include discoveries ... congenital and primary immunodeficiencies; gene therapy in children; and the genetic basis for common ... Malades, Paris, France, will discuss gene therapy for inherited disorders based on research on the ...

Scientist clears hurdles for muscular dystrophy therapy

... years, scientists have studied the use of gene therapy as a possible way to correct the muscle ... challenged researchers looking for an effective therapy until now. In recent studies, published in Molecular therapy and Human Gene Therapy, a team of University ...

New cardiology research presented at CHEST 2008

... #6363 TADALAFIL PROVES EFFECTIVE therapy FOR PULMONARY HYPERTENSION (Tuesday, October ... drug, tadalafil, may be an effective adjunct therapy for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension ... orally once daily as monotherapy or as add-on therapy to bosentan. Compared with placebo, tadalafil, 40 ...

New test promises quicker, more accurate evaluation for cystic fibrosis patients

... measures cystic fibrosis patients' response to therapy than current tests. The test, a measure of ... therapy. The severe exacerbation and antibiotic therapy served as a condensed model of illness and response to therapy; in these cases antibiotic therapy is usually successful, and patients' clinical ...
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