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Gene Therapy Gives Hope For Patients With Muscular Dystrophy

...ial in humans to determine the safety of the viral vector in humans. If it is safe, then researchers hope to test the method in larger animals and humans. ...

Gene Therapy To Treat Deafness

...icine. Scientists are of the opinion that viral vector found in a developmental regulatory gene called Atoh1 can be used to encourage new hairs to grow in the cochleae of the inner ear. This gene is also called Math1. The new sensory hairs grow as the differentiated non-sensory cells of the inner ear are...

Developing a new vaccine using a new technology

...ing a new technology. The human primate adenovirus vector technology was derived from research conducted by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. The technology is owned by the University and is exclusively licensed to GSK. According to the agreement, IAVI and GSK will collaborate to advance the d...

Gene-Nanoparticle Gene Transfer Is Better Than Viral Vector Transfer System

...red cells "This is the first time that a non-viral vector has demonstrated efficacy in vivo at levels comparable to a viral vector," Bharali said. Using a new optical fiber in vivo imaging technique (CellviZio developed by Mauna Kea Technologies of Paris), the UB researchers were able to observe the brain ...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...s through the expansion in the number and range of vector habitats. Contaminated surface water sources and large poorly functioning municipal water distribution systems contribute to transmission of waterborne bacterial diseases. Chlorination and safe water handling can eliminate the risk of waterborne ba...

Bird Flu Strains Detected In Wild Birds Of Mongolia

...golia's paucity of domestic poultry suggests a new vector of avian flu. Finding the H5N1 strain during this expedition suggests that while the highly pathogenic avian influenza can be carried across long distances, the waterfowl species typically identified in recent outbreaks appear to be victims rather th...

Uganda Reports Failure To Contain Sleeping Sickness

...e. Similarly, effective tsetse control must reduce vector challenge sufficiently to effect transmission to human beings . . . As livestock movements results in the spread of T b rhodesiense, controlling such movements or treating livestock before movement is a matter of urgency . . . Outbreaks of T b rhodes...

45 People die in West Bengal due to Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis

...nd epidemiological survey to find out the specific vector causing the disease.” Source : IANS,BBC Word...

Fluorescent markers to distinguish Trypanosoma brucei strains causing Sleeping Sickness

...ltiple-genotype infections within a single host or vector individual, enabling more powerful studies on parasite dynamics. In addition, it also provides a simple way to separate genotypes after experimental mixed infections, to measure responses of the single strains to an applied treatment, thus eliminatin...

International Conference On Malaria - 'Laveran To Genomics'

...adhya Pradesh. Government is giving cost-effective vector control measures, insecticide treated nets free of costs in high risk areas. Source: The Hinu....

Dengue Fever Claims Five Lives In Pakistan

...th careful screening of all incoming patients. The vector of the dangerous dengue fever is the Aedes Egyptii mosquito that usually bites during the day. The spokesperson said that the government had sent blood samples of five patients from Congo to laboratories in South Africa for tests. 'We are awaiting...

Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia Using Gene Therapy.

...ction of a transgene which is then inserted into a vector (virus) and is introduced into cell cultures. This virus is then taken into the stem cells of the sickle cell patients. After that the cells don’t produce beta S-globin but functions like the normal healthy Red Blood Cells. Further studies will be c...

Combination growth factors for Stem cell proliferation

...ch the gene of interest could be injected into the vector virus and these stem cells can be proliferated in the lab by using this combination growth factors and transferred to the recipient as the probability of gene transfer would be effectively increased. Though the combination growth factors have been ve...

Vaccine to protect birds against avian flu, engineered

...ess resulting in death. The adenovirus serves as vector or transporting vehicle for delivering the foreign... engineered vaccine and in the other an adenovirus vector containing no H5N1 genes, or an empty vector. The mice immunized with the empty vector showed substa...

Breakthrough In Tasmanian Devil Disease

...f transmission through a virus or through airborne vector and those sort of things we have had on the table, but this very much puts the focus on to the physical transmission with the cancer being transmitted from devil to devil," he said. Environment Department's Nick Mooney said that even with these new f...

First Gene Therapy Human Trial For Muscular Dystrophy In Progress

...0s, his thesis project was developing the AAV as a vector for therapeutic genes. This work eventually led to...ted to put his new minidystrophin gene into an AAV vector and test it. "He wanted to know if UNC could make the virus, and that's when I told him that we w...

Molecular Imaging Of Cancer Now Possible, New Hybrid Virus Produced

...ition to the obvious biological interest, when the vector is refined for patient use, it could perhaps help us diagnose, monitor and treat human tumors more accurately,' said Wadih Arap, co-leader of the study. As the next step, the researchers intend to design studies to evaluate the safety and efficacy ...

Malaria Resistant Mosquitoes Could Help In Combating Malaria

...biae mosquitoes -- Africa's most important malaria vector -- are already resistant to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. Malaria is an infectious disease characterised by cycles of chill, fever and sweating caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan that is transmitted b...

In-Vivo Gene Therapy Technique to Cure XSCID in Basset Pups

...s Disease introduced a retro virus which acts as a vector for the correct gene of XSCID. The results of th... vitro for five days with exposure to a retroviral vector containing the normal gene and transplanted back into the patient. Three of the boys unfortunately ...

Poultry Vaccine against Avian Flu

... against Newcastle disease. This vaccine acts as a vector and protects the bird from both the disease. The role of the H5 protein is that it acts as a hemagglutinin binding the avian influenza virus to the cells it infects. The birds were inoculated with this recombinant vaccine and then exposed to the le...

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