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New Platform for Regulating Expression of Therapeutic Genes Unveiled

...ation for achieving stable long-term correction of hemophilia in the mouse model and for improving the safety of hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy. The American Society of Gene Therapy is a professional non-profit medical and scientific organization dedicated to the understanding, development and applicat...

Inquiry into Past NHS Treatment Disaster

...tracting of these deadly infections by almost 2000 hemophilia patients, via blood transfusions, in what is acknowledged as the biggest treatment blunder in the history of UK’s National Health Services. The incident took place in the late 70s and early 80s where out of 4,670 hemophiliacs who received transfu...

FDA Approves New Product to Treat Von Willebrand Disease

...ing in patients with Factor VIII deficiency due to hemophilia A or acquired Factor VIII deficiency. "This approval is an important advance for patients and their surgeons, providing them access to a proven preventive therapy that can make needed surgery possible and safer," said Jesse L. Goodman, M.D., MPH,...

A Transplant in Time - Scientists ID Window for Tissue Transplant

... a critical blood-clotting protein. Treatments for hemophilia and other such genetic diseases, when they exist//, may consist of risky blood transfusions or expensive enzyme replacement therapy. But what if the body could be induced to begin producing these proteins, say by transplanting healthy tissue with the...

Malaysia Likely To Outlaw Gender Selection Test

...r sex predisposes a serious genetic condition like hemophilia and Down syndrome.' He also warned that using the procedure in the long term would affect the balance in the country's sex ratio. The new rule will mostly focus on a screening test known as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD. This test all...

Advance in Program for Development of Non-Intravenous Therapy for Hemophilia

...ss in our collaboration with Baxter, the leader in hemophilia therapy," said Jens Schneider-Mergener, Jerini AG'...cules and the evaluation of the potential to treat hemophilia using a non-intravenous therapy with molecules that can be synthetically produced." Scientists fro...

Hemophilia Can Be Reduced Through Awareness And Proper Treatment

...ccording to Ghosh, nearly 800 to 1,000 people with hemophilia (PWH) are registered with HFI every year. Hemop...her to daughter, who then becomes a carrier of the hemophilia gene having every possibility of passing the defective gene on to her children. "If the children a...

Treating Sickle Cell Anemia using Healthy Stem Cells

...disorders such as sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, hemophilia and other genetic diseases....

Muscular Dystrophy May Be Cured By Gene Therapy

...e therapy technique which has been promising where hemophilia and skin diseases are concerned, according to the Stanford University School of Medicine researchers // . The gene dystrophin was introduced into mice by the researchers as a part of the experiment. According to Thomas Rando, MD, there is nothing new...

Patients With Severe Hemophilia At Risk Of Developing Osteoporosis

A new study suggests that children with hemophilia arthropathy, a severe form of hemophilia that causes joint pain and swelling, are more at risk // than other children for developing osteopo...

Jumping genes eliminate sections of DNA

...t of our genome, have been implicated in a type of hemophilia -- a condition in which the blood does not clot after a cut -- and several other diseases. In addition, L1 elements also can carry junk DNA elements known as Alu, which account for another 10 percent of the genome. Alu elements may play a role in se...

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