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Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...ord University, have developed a new, smaller gene therapy vector that may be effective in delivering a radio... on previous studies showing that intravenous gene therapy delivery of the enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) could protect mice from whole body irr...

Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

...ys to teach new movements and help design physical therapy regimens for the disabled or impaired. Reza Shadmehr, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering at Hopkins, who with his colleagues built the new model, says the artificial brain in the computer, like its natural counterpart, is guided in part b...

Gene therapy delivery of nerve growth factors reverses erectile dysfunction in animal model

...dysfunction, or ED, that were injected with a gene therapy vector containing either of two nerve growth factors were able to regain normal function after four weeks, according to a study conducted by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers. These findings are being presented at the 10th annua...

Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...rd of care for people who are going through cancer therapy is to use egg donors later on,” says Dr. Adelina M. Emmi, reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of MCG Reproductive Laboratories of Augusta. Treatment for leukemia and cervical, ovarian, breast or other cancers often leaves women infer...

Longer treatment benefits sleep apnea patients

...ight. Although individual patient response to CPAP therapy can vary, these latest findings provide a yardstick to help clinicians assess whether a patient's use is optimal....

Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow

...at cord blood need not be considered a second line therapy any longer. The fact that cord blood is banked and readily available with little notice is a great advantage. Today, leukemia patients can wait months for an appropriately matched bone marrow donor, during which time their disease might return,” Wag...

'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

... announced the start of clinical trials for a gene therapy involving injecting genes into the eye of patients with LCA to restore their sight. The finding of the new LCA gene, based on work funded by the Wellcome Trust and local charity Yorkshire Eye Research, appears in this month's edition of the journal N...

Newly discovered antibody may be body's natural defense against Alzheimer's

...r shape may have important implications for immune therapy of other neurologic disorders, the researchers exp...s study may provide a signal of the effect of IVIG therapy to clinical outcomes, further investigation in larger controlled and longer-term trials will be need...

ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration

...he door for future work on nutritional/antioxidant therapy for the hormonally immunocompromised,” McGraw added. “The interface between diet and health in animals is a fascinating one. But we need a much better understanding of their interactions, as with testosterone, at the molecular level.”...

454 sequencing identifies HIV drug resistance at early stage

... rapidly under drug selection pressure and lead to therapy failure. This retrospective study clearly shows t...niversity aimed to determine if patients that fail therapy early were initially infected with a drug resistant HIV strain or if mutations arose in response to ...

Cancer stem cells similar to normal stem cells can thwart anti-cancer agents

...ers can and do relapse after apparently successful therapy indicates the survival of a drug-resistant, tumor-initiating population of cells in many types of refractory cancers. “Because of the similarities between the way that normal stem cells and cancer stem cells protect themselves, cancer therapies have ...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...nd information in the article. “Today, traditional therapy consists of tissue rewarming, prolonged watchful w...rostbite,” the authors write. “Candidates for this therapy are patients who present with severe frostbite as suggested by full-thickness tissue involvement, he...

Blood-brain barrier breached by new therapeutic strategy

...e, repeated administration of the RNA interference therapy did not trigger inflammation or antibodies to the peptide. Currently, doctors use various methods to deliver therapeutic drugs directly into the brain. These methods involve invasive procedures that result in only localized delivery around the si...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...ancet of positive results from the first ever gene therapy trial for Parkinson’s disease and the first report... both a lack of adverse events related to the gene therapy procedure and statistically significant improvements from baseline in both clinical symptoms and abn...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...yet established, Lieberman said. One benefit of therapy may be to strengthen this brain region. Does therapy lead to physiological changes in the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex" Lieberman, UCLA psycholo...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

Early-stage research has found that a new gene therapy can nearly eliminate arthritis pain, and significa... found that one injection of a newly designed gene therapy relieved 100 percent of osteoarthritic pain in the study model. In addition, researchers were surpri...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...ce of providing HIV care, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), to a conflict-affected population in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The reported treatment outcomes were similar to those in HIV projects in non-conflict settings. "Our experience has shown us that one of the keys to successful...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...1997. The electrical implants are also an approved therapy for other movement disorders and are at various st...and intensities. In addition to showing how the therapy works, their model of neurons in action also revealed that stimulation delivered at too slow a pace ...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

...n beams. These opportune moments during the actual therapy mean that doctors will have more confidence delivering the radiation to a moving tumor. "The 4-D VIP-Man will allow doctors and medical physicists to accurately predict and monitor these anatomical changes to provide the most effective treatment p...

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

... Marsala is currently testing the human stem cell therapy for safety and efficacy in other animal models, an... done before.” The researchers believe that the therapy may eventually be proven even more effective in human patients, who would be able to receive physica...

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