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Breakthrough In Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness

Breakthrough In Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AGM) is one of the leading causes of vision loss. Due to a whole host of faulty genes, AGM was thought to have no viable treatment. That is until now. A report published today in The Lancet suggests ...

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AIDS Vaccine Passed Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Humans

AIDS Vaccine Passed Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Humans

Dr. Chil-Yong Kang who developed theSAV001-H vaccine (Credit: Paul Mayne/Western University) Are we finally going to see a successful vaccination against HIV/AIDS? a recent early clinical trial of a new drug by a company called Sumagen had shown some early ...

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Anthrax and MRSA Killing Compound Discovered

Anthrax and MRSA Killing Compound Discovered

The team researchers in the lab: Lauren Paul and William Fenical (Credit: Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego) A team of researchers from the University of San Diego stumbled upon a new chemical compound made from an ocean microbe that ...

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Super Microchip can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

Super Microchip can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

The new Microchip (Credit: University of Toronto) Researchers from the University of Toronto developed an electronic chip that can analyze blood samples and for signs of infectious bacteria with record-breaking speed. Current lab tests that can identify specific life-threatening bacterial ...

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A New Drug for Protecting Fertility During Chemotherapy

A New Drug for Protecting Fertility During Chemotherapy

The reaserch team at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer (Credit:Sheba Medical Center) AS101 diagram Israeli researchers developed a treatment that can be administered to women undergoing chemotherapy which can successfully prevent damage to fertility. Researchers from the Sheba Medical ...

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Growing New Arteries to Bypass Blocked Ones

Growing New Arteries to Bypass Blocked Ones

Prof. Michael-Simons Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and University College London (UCL) discovered a molecular pathway that can lead to the formation of new arteries after heart attacks, strokes and other acute diseases which can bypass arteries that ...

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New Diagnostic Chip Profile Cancer in Minutes vs. Hours

New Diagnostic Chip Profile Cancer in Minutes vs. Hours

The EPFL microfluidic chip Swiss researchers developed a new silicon chip that can help identify breast cancer patients with high risk of metastasis with exceptionally high level of precision compared to existing techniques. The added bonus – results took several ...

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