Gene therapy is an experimental technique that uses genes to treat or prevent disease. In the future, this technique may allow doctors to treat a disorder by inserting a gene into a patient’s cells instead of using drugs or surgery.
AZoLifeSciences speaks to Professor David J. Rawlings from the Seattle children's hospital about recent developments in engineered T cells for type 1 diabetes.
Like any cells in the body, cancer cells need sugar - namely glucose - to fuel cell proliferation and growth. Cancer cells in particular metabolize glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells.
Glaucoma, a serious eye condition responsible for causing vision loss, affects over three million Americans.
Using a new genetic engineering technique, known as base editing, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, have restored hearing in mice with a known recessive genetic mutation.
In a vertical climb to avoid collision with a towering mountain, a plane ejects cargo to gain altitude. Investigators at the University of Minnesota showed that cancer cells perform similar feats in escaping the killing effects of radiation.
Exercise and physical therapy often are recommended to help people who have arthritis. Both can strengthen muscle - a benefit that also can reduce joint pain.
It works like a very fine "molecular knob" able to modulate the electrical activity of the neurons of our cerebral cortex, crucial to the functioning of our brain.
Entos Pharmaceuticals, a healthcare biotechnology company developing next generation nucleic acid medicines with their Fusogenix delivery platform announced today a partnership with Precision NanoSystems, Inc., (PNI), a global leader in enabling transformative nanomedicines, to produce clinical grade vaccines and therapeutics using PNI's NanoAssemblr GMP System.
Diseases with a genetic cause could, in theory, be treated by supplying a correct version of the faulty gene.