Archive for gene therapy

april 2015:1

Experimental cancer drug restores memory in mouse model of Alzheimer’s
Yale University News — March 31, 2015

Human Brains Age Less than Previously Thought
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) — March 5, 2015

Innovative light therapy reaches deep tumors
Washington University School of Medicine — March 9, 2015

Seeing the Light
“Gene therapy slows vision loss in mouse models of retinal degeneration”
Harvard University School of Medicine — March 23, 2015

Skin Tough
“Study at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Shows Why Skin is Resistant to Tearing”
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — March 31, 2015

Synaptic Shortcut
“Newly discovered brain pathway overturns anatomy, could solve antipsychotic mystery”
Harvard University School of Medicine — March 6, 2015

Transport molecule forms a protective structure to guide proteins to cell membrane
University of Chicago Medicine — March 5, 2015

environment

Metabolic Path to Improved Biofuel Production
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — March 4, 2015

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January 2014: 2

Cervical Cancer Clues
“Genomic study points to potential therapeutics, highlights HPV”
Veronica Meade-Kelly, Harvard Medicine News — January 2, 2014

Epigenetics enigma resolved
“Scientists have obtained the first detailed molecular structure of a member of the Tet family of enzymes”
Quinn Eastman, Emory University 
Woodruff Health Sciences Center — December 27, 2013

Every cell has a sex
“Research needs to recognize health differences between men and women”
Paula A. Johnson, Boston Globe — January 5, 2014

Speeding up gene discovery
“New gene-editing system enables large-scale studies of gene function”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — December 12, 2013

Study identifies potential new strategy to improve odds of corneal transplant acceptance
Debbie Bolles, Southwestern Medical Center Newsroom — December 30, 2013

Aging

A New—and Reversible—Cause of Aging
“A naturally produced compound rewinds aspects of age-related demise in mice”
David Cameron, Harvard Medicine News — December 19, 2013

Turning Off the “Aging Genes”
“Computer algorithm identifies genes that could be transformed to stop the aging process”
Tel Aviv University, Jerusalem — January 2, 2014 

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September 2013: 2

Cross-disciplinary team from Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings novel therapeutic cancer vaccine to human clinical trials
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University — September 6, 2013

Gene Therapy With a Difference
“Experimental drugs use a technique called exon skipping to try to counteract genetic errors that cause muscular dystrophy.”
Andrew Pollack, New York Times — September 23, 2013

Lasering in on tumors
“New tool, which ‘sees’ diseased cells, may greatly boost accurate brain surgery”
Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette — September 4, 2013

Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection
“Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — September 25, 2013

Tiny human almost-brains made in lab
“Stem cells arrange themselves into a version of the most complex human organ”
Laura Sanders, sciencenews.org — August 28, 2013

When bacteria fight back
“Q&A with David Hooper on the rising threat from drug-resistant microbes”
Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette — September 20, 2013

Materials science

Understanding a new kind of magnetism
“Researchers use low-frequency laser pulses to probe the properties of a kind of fluctuating magnetism known as a spin-liquid state”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — September 23, 2013

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