Ushering in Gene Therapy for Usher Syndrome Patients
Feb19

Ushering in Gene Therapy for Usher Syndrome Patients

Scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital are investigating a gene therapy treatment to treat Usher syndrome, a genetic condition that causes deafness and blindness.

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MAPping Out a Bacterial Attack on Crohn’s Disease
Feb07

MAPping Out a Bacterial Attack on Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a medical mystery, with no known cure or cause. Scientists like John Aitken and Rodrick Chiodini are narrowing in on potential causes.

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Killing Zika Virus Through T-cells
Jan26

Killing Zika Virus Through T-cells

Using killer T-cells, a researcher takes a shot at eliminating the Zika virus and Dengue fever that plague her native country of Nepal.

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Treating Hemophilia Using Genetically Modified Lettuce
Jan15

Treating Hemophilia Using Genetically Modified Lettuce

Researchers are exploring the use of genetically modified lettuce in pills to deliver needed clotting factor to hemophilia patients.

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Platypuses Making a Splash in Diabetes Research
Dec26

Platypuses Making a Splash in Diabetes Research

The platypus is a comical, egg-laying mammal with some strange anatomy. Dr. Briony Forbes and her team at the University of Adelaide have discovered a hormone in platypus venom that may hold the key to a long-lasting diabetes treatment.

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy: A New Attempt to Prevent Lyme Disease
Dec04

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: A New Attempt to Prevent Lyme Disease

What’s the back story regarding a failed attempt to prevent Lyme disease? Given the great number of Americans at risk, the public deserves better.

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