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Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, have shown that viruses can be forced to evolve in ways to benefit humans. The adeno-associated virus, or AAV, is a common, though innocuous, res ...


Reporting in the journal Genes and Development, investigators at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have developed a simple way to use the RNAi approach to silence a selected gene in ...


One of the great challenges for treating Parkinson's diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders is getting medicine to the right place in the brain. The brain is a complex organ with many diff ...


Improved materials may allow stents to better deliver beneficial genes to patients with heart disease, by reducing the risk of inflammation that often negates initial benefits. The new technique, usi ...


Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have developed a new method of signaling therapeutic genes to turn "off" or "on," a mechanism that could enable scientists to fine-tune genetic- and stem cel ...


In a study, published in the Nature Biotechnology, researchers led by a team of scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have devised a novel strategy that uses stem cell-based gene therap ...


A new gene therapy technique that has shown promise in skin disease and hemophilia might one day be useful for treating muscular dystrophy. The study is published in the Proceedings of the Nation ...


Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a method to arrest toxic leakages of genetically engineered viruses that have plagued attempts to use gene therapy against cancerous tumors. The pr ...


A gene responsible for the production of a protein called vasostatin may prove a promising new way of treating pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in th ...


Investigators reported positive interim results of a gene therapy clinical trial for patients with Parkinson's disease. Neurologix's 12-patient, dose-escalating Phase I trial is the world's first ...


Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center continue to make progress in developing effective viral-based therapies for cancer. Two papers about promising research with genetically engineered ...


The International HapMap Project was initiated with the primary goal of facilitating medical studies and understanding the genomic basis for human diseases. To coordinate with the journal Nature's ...


A study suggests that restoring a gene often silenced in lung cancer causes the cells to self-destruct. The research focused on a gene known as WWOX, which is lost or silenced in a large majority o ...


Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine developed a technique for inserting genes into specific sites on the genome in liver cells. The genes are inserted into non-coding regions of the ...


Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have devised a new virus-based gene therapy delivery system to help fight cancer. Researchers say their findings will help overcome hurdles that have hindered gene the ...