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Researchers Find New Mechanism for Genome Regulation

Liquid-like fusion of heterochromatin protein 1a droplets in the embryo of a fruit fly. (Credit: Amy Strom/Berkeley Lab) Click for a full size image   Researchers Find New Mechanism for Genome Regulation Berkeley Lab study could have implications for improving …

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Gene therapy could ‘turn off’ severe allergies

Associate Professor Ray Steptoe Click for a full size image   Gene therapy could ‘turn off’ severe allergies A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University …

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Gene Therapy

Several recent reports on ongoing clinical trials for gene therapies indicate that even preliminary studies with only a handful of patients can yield results with the potential to alter the course of the entire field. So after each description below, …

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Gene Therapy Improves Eye Function in Patients

Gene Therapy Improves Eye Function in Patients Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia used gene therapy to improve the vision in three adult patients with Leber congenital amaurosis. …

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Telomerase Gene Therapy Extends Mouse Lifespan by 24%

Telomerase Gene Therapy Extends Mouse Lifespan by 24% Inducing cells to express telomerase, the enzyme which is supposed to slow down the metabolic clock, has enabled researchers boost the lifespan of mouse by 24% with a single treatment. The scientists …

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Gene Therapies Score Big Wins Against Blood Cancers

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer. A few patients with …

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