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Genetic surgery, gene therapy but less scary - Blog

Scientists at Temple University School of Medicine have blocked HIV gene expression in human cells in a manner that reduces toxicity, suggesting it can "provide a specific, efficacious prophylact
07/08/2014, Hanna Erickson

An Infectious Cure for Cancer - Blog

Oncolytic viruses have never been shown to work systemically to induce a complete remission of metastatic cancer - until now. A group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has used a modified mea
02/07/2014, Hanna Erickson

Depressed? This microRNA may play a role - Blog

New research shows that miRNA135 may act as an endogenous antidepressant and that its levels in human blood can indicate clinical status as well as response to treatment, which brings us one step clos
01/07/2014, Hanna Erickson

What if our antibiotics stop working? - Blog

There was a time before antibiotics when infectious diseases were a major killer in industrialized countries. Thanks to antibiotics this is a thing of the past, but is it also a part of the future? Th
03/06/2014, Hanna Erickson

Can we recreate the Berlin Patient using gene therapy? - Blog

In 2008, a man known as the Berlin Patient was deemed functionally cured of HIV. This followed receiving an allogeneic stem cell transplant from a donor with an HIV-resistance mutation.\n Unfortunatel
04/04/2014, Hanna Erickson

Bariatric Surgery's Downstream Effects - Blog

Bariatric surgery is a highly effective method for weight loss compared to other interventions like exercise and dieting. While it has been shown to lead to immediate physical improvement, there is mu
05/03/2014, Hanna Erickson

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