Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 03, 2015
Study shows where damaged DNA goes for repair
New research sheds light on the process of DNA repair in the cell.

NIH-funded study points way forward for retinal disease gene therapy
Leber congenital amaurosis is an inherited disorder that causes vision loss starting in childhood.

Study: Generic transplant drugs as good as brand name
A University of Cincinnati-led research team has found that generic formulations of tacrolimus, a drug used post-transplant to lower the risk of organ rejection, are just as good as the name-brand version.

Gene therapy efficacy for LCA: Improvement is followed by decline in vision
Gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis, an inherited disorder that causes loss of night- and day-vision starting in childhood, improved patients' eyesight within weeks of treatment in a clinical trial of 15 children and adults at the Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

New test predicts sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients
A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible.

New gold standard established for open and reproducible research
Cambridge computer scientists have established a new gold standard for open research, in order to make scientific results more robust and reliable.
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