Search Immortality Topics:

Page 10«..9101112..2030..»

Category Archives: Gene Medicine

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos – Indiana Gazette

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. The experiment was just an exercise in science the embryos were not allowed to develop for more than a few days and were never intended to be implanted into a womb, according to MIT Technology Review, which first reported the news Continue reading

Posted in Gene Medicine | Comments Off on In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos – Indiana Gazette

Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression – The Spokesman-Review

BALTIMORE Although there are medications to treat depression, many scientists arent sure why theyre effective and why they dont work for everyone. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine believe they may have found a key to the puzzle of major depression that could lead to therapies for those who dont respond to medications already on the market. A study by the researchers has identified the central role a gene known as Slc6a15 plays in either protecting from stress or contributing to depression, depending on its level of activity in a part of the brain associated with motivation, pleasure and reward seeking Continue reading

Posted in Gene Medicine | Comments Off on Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression – The Spokesman-Review

University of Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression – Baltimore Sun

Although medications exist to treat depression, many scientists arent sure why theyre effective and why they dont work for everyone. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine believe they may have found a key to the puzzle of major depression that could lead to therapies for those who dont respond to medications already on the market. A new study by the researchers has identified the central role a gene known as Slc6a15 plays in either protecting from stress or contributing to depression, depending on its level of activity in a part of the brain associated with motivation, pleasure and reward seeking. Continue reading

Posted in Gene Medicine | Comments Off on University of Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression – Baltimore Sun

‘Fusion genes’ drive formation and growth of colorectal cancer – Medical Xpress

July 12, 2017 by George Lowery Mouse intestinal organoids that scientists genetically engineered to study colon cancer. Using gene editing technology, the investigators fused together the genes Ptprk and Rspo3 to determine their effect on cancer development. Credit: Cornell University Genetic mutations caused by rearranged chromosomes drive the development and growth of certain colorectal cancers, according to new research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators Continue reading

Posted in Gene Medicine | Comments Off on ‘Fusion genes’ drive formation and growth of colorectal cancer – Medical Xpress

Nanomedicine opens door to precision medicine for brain tumors – Phys.Org

July 12, 2017 Killer T cells surround a cancer cell. Continue reading

Posted in Gene Medicine | Comments Off on Nanomedicine opens door to precision medicine for brain tumors – Phys.Org

South Korea OKs First-in-Class Gene Therapy for Osteoarthritis – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

South Koreas Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said today that it has approved the countrys first gene therapy for osteoarthritis, the lead product candidate of a Maryland-based regenerative medicine company. Invossa-K Inj. Continue reading

Posted in Gene Medicine | Comments Off on South Korea OKs First-in-Class Gene Therapy for Osteoarthritis – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News