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Cell and gene therapy: rewriting the future of medicine

Cell and gene therapy: rewriting the future of medicine

Cell and gene therapies seek to correct the root cause of a disease at the molecular level. These game-changing drugs are reshaping the way we treat previously incurable diseases and transforming people’s lives. Cell and gene therapy represent overlapping areas of research with similar therapeutic goals – to develop a treatment that can correct the …

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Dietary supplementation may improve antibiotic-induced GVHD after stem cell transplantation

Dietary supplementation may improve antibiotic-induced GVHD after stem cell transplantation

image: Robert Jenq, MD see After Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON ― Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a specific gut bacterium implicated in the progression of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after antibiotic treatment of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation ( allo-HSCT) and found that supplementation can prevent antibiotic-induced …

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New microfluidic device mimics nutrient exchange between mother and fetus affected by placental malaria

New microfluidic device mimics nutrient exchange between mother and fetus affected by placental malaria

Placental malaria following Plasmodium falciparum infections can lead to serious complications for both mother and child. Each year, placental malaria causes almost 200,000 newborn deaths, mainly due to low birth weight, as well as 10,000 maternal deaths. Placental malaria results from parasite-infected red blood cells that get stuck in tree-like branch structures that make up …

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Stanford Medicine study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fatty tissue

Stanford Medicine study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fatty tissue

Is SARS-CoV-2 hiding in your fat cells? A study by Stanford Medicine researchers shows that SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fatty tissue. This phenomenon has been observed in laboratory experiments carried out on adipose tissue excised from patients undergoing bariatric and cardiac surgeries, and then infected in a laboratory dish with SARS-CoV-2. It has further been …

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Habiba Bankston of Columbus undergoes monthly blood transfusions as part of her treatment for sickle cell disease.  Each transfusion takes about five hours, she says.

What is Bill 135. How would it help sickle cell patients

Annie J. Ross-Womack Annie J. Ross-Womack is executive director of the Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle cell disease is an inherited, rare, painful, and debilitating disease that affects thousands of Ohioans. Ohioans living with SCD are supported by a state program initiated in the early 1970s …

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Chroma Medicine Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board of Global Experts in Gene Editing and Cell and Gene Therapy

Chroma Medicine Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board of Global Experts in Gene Editing and Cell and Gene Therapy

Members Bradley BernsteinMD, Ph.D., Paula Canondoctorate, howard changMD, Ph.D., and Ahmad (Mo) KhalilPh.D., will guide the advancement of the company’s epigenetic editing platform and key programs Scientific Advisors Join Chroma Founders, Luke Gilbertdoctorate, Keith Young MD., Ph.D., David Liudoctorate, Angelo Lombardodoctorate, Luigi NaldiniMD, Ph.D., and jonathan weismanPh.D., expanding the company’s world-class team of genomic medicine …

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