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Four UCLA stem cell researchers receive CIRM Early Translational grants

Four researchers from UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have received Early Translational Research Awards totaling approximately $13 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency. The UCLA … Continue reading

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Newborns Could Soon Be Screened for Rare Pompe Enzyme Deficiency Disorder

Shortly after a baby’s first wail at birth she or he receives a tiny prick on the heel. A few drops of blood are caught on special filter paper to screen for myriad diseases. [More]— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Source:http://rss.sciam.com/~r/sciam/topic/gene-therapy/~3/qJICV6zfIAo/article.cfm

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Unhidden Traits: Genomic Data Privacy Debates Heat Up

Earlier this year Yaniv Erlich of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at M.I.T. sent bioethicists into a frenzy when he and his team uncovered the names of people whose anonymous genome…— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Source:http://rss.sciam.com/~r/sciam/topic/gene-therapy/~3/c3dvzwuFAUI/article.cfm

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Enhanced prostate cancer gene transfer and therapy using a novel serotype chimera cancer terminator virus (Ad.5/3?CTV)

AbstractFew options are available for treating patients with advanced prostate cancer (PC). As PC is a slow growing disease and accessible by ultrasound, gene therapy could provide a viable option for this neoplasm. Conditionally replication?competent adenoviruses (CRCAs) represent potentially useful … Continue reading

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Music to your ears? Try a headphones implant like Rich Lee

‘Grinder’ can listen to music player by wearing a loose wire coil around his neckDon’t offer Rich Lee a pair of headphones to listen to music: he’s already got a pair, even though you can’t see them. They’re implanted in … Continue reading

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Google CEO s Condition Spotlights Vocal Cord Paralysis and Its Treatment

When Google CEO Larry Page blogged about his struggles speaking and, at times, breathing last week on his Google+ page he spotlighted a rare condition, bilateral vocal cord paralysis , which leaves sufferers short of breath and with few viable … Continue reading

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