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Genes linked to sex ratio and male fertility in mice
Michigan Medicine researchers find genes that help maintain the 50-50 balance between male and female offspring in mice--and that have major implications for male infertility. (2019-10-18)
When added to gene therapy, plant-based compound may enable faster, more effective treatments
Today's standard process for administering gene therapy is expensive and time-consuming--a result of the many steps required to deliver the healthy genes into the patients' blood stem cells to correct a genetic problem. (2019-10-17)
Hormone therapy associated with improved cognition
Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. (2019-10-16)
How human brain development diverged from great apes
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, present new insights into the development of the human brain and differences in this process compared to other great apes. (2019-10-16)
Yale scientists help immune system find hidden cancer cells
Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system developed by Yale scientists can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other forms of immunotherapies might miss, researchers report Oct. (2019-10-14)
A Yale-developed drug shows promise as immune therapy for cancers
A therapy developed by Yale researchers stimulates immune cells to shrink or kill tumors in mice, according to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2019-10-14)
In-office gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration is coming
Gene therapy is showing promise for one of the most common causes of blindness. (2019-10-11)
Genetics of nephropathia epidemica researched by Kazan Federal University
This particular inquiry pertains to CCR5 -- a gene which has lately been on the focuses of research worldwide. (2019-10-10)
Taking RTKI drugs during radiotherapy may not aid survival, worsens side effects
Taking certain cancer-fighting drugs while undergoing radiation therapy may not increase survival for patients, but may, instead, increase side effects, according to a team of researchers. (2019-10-10)
Study examines care for knee osteoarthritis in the United States
A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research provides an overview of US physicians' recommendations for physical therapy, lifestyle counseling, pain medications for treating knee osteoarthritis. (2019-10-09)
Threshold-dependent gene drives in wild populations
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. (2019-10-09)
Gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy safely preserves muscle function
A gene therapy being developed at Penn Medicine to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) successfully and safely stopped the severe muscle deterioration associated with the rare, genetic disease in both small and large animal models, according to a first-of-its-kind study from Penn Medicine researchers. (2019-10-07)
Breakthrough in sex-chromosome regulation
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have uncovered a chromosome-wide mechanism that keeps the gene expression of sex chromosomes in balance in our cells. (2019-10-03)
Identifying a gene for canine night blindness
An international team of researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania's Keiko Miyadera has identified the gene mutation responsible for a form of night blindness in dogs. (2019-10-03)
NIH researchers create new viral vector for improved gene therapy in sickle cell disease
Researchers at NIH have developed a new and improved viral vector -- a virus-based vehicle that delivers therapeutic genes -- for use in gene therapy for sickle cell disease. (2019-10-02)
Laser therapy gains credibility as effective option for treating vaginal problems
Nearly 50% of menopausal women complain of vaginal dryness, itching, and burning, among other commonly reported menopause symptoms. (2019-10-02)
Study: Biomarker in urine may offer noninvasive detection of prostate cancer
A research study published in the journal Neoplasia and led by principal investigator Nallasivam Palanisamy, Ph.D., associate scientist in the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Health System, has identified a novel prostate cancer gene fusion involving the KLK4 protein coding gene and KLKP1 pseudogene. (2019-10-02)
Johns Hopkins researchers advance search for safer, easier way to deliver vision-saving gene therapy
In experiments with rats, pigs and monkeys, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed a way to deliver sight-saving gene therapy to the retina. (2019-09-30)
TAILORx: New data on cohort with recurrence score 26-100 shows 93% cancer-free rate at 5 years
In the prospective TAILORx trial, 93% of women with hormone-sensitive, HER2-negative, axillary node-negative breast cancer and a high Recurrence Score 26-100 were estimated to be cancer-free at five years. (2019-09-30)
New CRISPR-Cas9 variant may boost precision in gene editing
Researchers have developed a new variant of the gene editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 that has the potential to increase precision during gene therapy in humans. (2019-09-30)
University of Alberta researchers developing new 'DNA stitch' to treat muscular dystrophy
A new therapeutic being tested by University of Alberta researchers is showing early promise as a more effective treatment that could help nearly half of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). (2019-09-25)
Genes 'lost' in whales and dolphins helped their ancestors transition to life underwater
When cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) transitioned from life on land to life in the sea about 50 million years ago, 85 genes became inactivated in these species, according to a new study. (2019-09-25)
New CAR T cells could help avoid patient relapse in blood cancers
A research team has created CAR T cells that target an alternative B cell-specific surface marker, allowing them to effectively kill blood cancer cells that lack the prototypical target for CAR T therapy, CD19. (2019-09-25)
Hormone therapy linked to decrease level of diabetes biomarkers
The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) remains one of the most highly quoted when debating the benefits and risks of hormone therapy. (2019-09-24)
Study finds potential therapeutic target for prostate cancers with PTEN mutation
PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene mutated in about 20% of prostate cancers, relies on another gene, ARID4B, to function. (2019-09-24)
Opioid use disorder in pregnancy: 5 things to know
Opioid use is increasing in pregnancy as well as the general population. (2019-09-23)
Method discovered to reactivate tumour fighting genes 'silenced' by cancer
Scientists at UCL have developed a method to reactivate 'tumour suppressor' genes, which are switched off by cancer cells -- a finding which could lead to new targeted biotherapies for cancer. (2019-09-23)
Non-viral gene therapy to speed up cancer research
A new treatment method promises to speed up gene therapy research and could bring new, patient friendly cancer treatments to market faster. (2019-09-23)
Pembrolizumab in metastatic NSCLC: Now added benefit for subpopulations
After a methodological uncertainty has been resolved, the analyses on overall survival are now usable. (2019-09-20)
World's first gene therapy for glycogen storage disease produces remarkable results
The clinical trial originally set out to simply test the safety and dosage of the gene therapy for three patients with GSD Type Ia. (2019-09-20)
BU researchers create new protocol to improve gene therapy tool production
A method to create a faster and lower cost alternative for a gene therapy tool has been developed by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers. (2019-09-19)
Pros and cons of genetic scissors
Crispr technology has greatly facilitated gene editing. Associate Professor Thorsten Müller from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Dr. (2019-09-17)
Gene editing enables researchers to correct mutation in muscle stem cells in DMD model
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare but devastating genetic disorder that causes muscle loss and physical impairments. (2019-09-17)
Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells. (2019-09-16)
Same but different: unique cancer traits key to targeted therapies
Melbourne researchers have discovered that the key to personalised therapies for some types of lung cancers may be to focus on their differences, not their similarities. (2019-09-13)
Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo
Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. (2019-09-13)
How new loops in DNA packaging help us make diverse antibodies
It's long been known that our immune cells mix and match bits of genetic code to make new kinds of antibodies to fight newly encountered threats. (2019-09-13)
Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. (2019-09-13)
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer harboring certain BRAF mutations may respond to anti-EGFR
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer harboring a subset of non-V600 mutations in the BRAF gene, known as class 3 BRAF mutations, were more likely to respond to anti-EGFR treatment. (2019-09-12)
Can a DNA construction kit replace expensive antibody medication?
Researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a technique to make sheep produce new antibodies simply by injecting the DNA building blocks. (2019-09-11)
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