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Cutting edge breast cancer research

Gene expression test distinguishes between breast cancer patients at high and low risk of late recurrence



First clinical trial on bright light therapy channeled via ear canals in seasonal depression

Valkee, the inventor of the bright light headset, and scientists from the University of Oulu published the first results of the clinical and neurobiological research program conducted since 2007, on human brain’s light sensitiveness.



Vision therapy the ‘unmet need’ for stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation

FDA-cleared ‘Vision Restoration Therapy’ is now addressing the underserved need for vision rehabilitation to permanently restore a measurable amount of sight loss



New gene therapy delivery device

Scientists have designed a nanoparticle that appears to effectively deliver genetic material into cells with minimal toxic effects.



Gene therapy technique slows brain disease

A strategy that combines gene therapy with blood stem cell therapy may be a useful tool for treating a fatal brain disease, French researchers have found.



Doubts over alternative pain therapy for arthritis

Researchers conducted the first randomised placebo-controlled trial on the use of both copper bracelets and magnetic wrist straps for pain management in osteoarthritis - the most common form of the condition.



Identifying patients likely to respond to therapy

A molecular signature that helps account for the aggressive behaviour of a variety of cancers such as pancreatic, breast and melanoma may also predict the likelihood of successful treatment with a particular anti-cancer drug.



Drug partners in cancer therapy

Research suggests that some natural food compounds, which previously have been studied for their ability to prevent cancer, may be able to play a more significant role in treating it



Virus-gene therapy against melanoma, genetics research

Researchers are injecting a modified herpes virus into melanoma tumors, hoping to kill the cancer cells while also bolstering the body's immune defenses against the disease.



Genetics advance may lead to novel neuroblastoma therapy

Researchers have identified a genetic glitch that could lead to development of neuroblastoma, a deadly form of cancer that typically strikes children under 2.



Determining cancer therapy success

A simple magnetic resonance imaging test involving breathing oxygen might help oncologists determine the best treatment for some cancer patients, report researchers.



Promising stem cell-gene therapy in genetics

A study has catapulted the field of regenerative medicine significantly forward, proving in principle that a human genetic disease can be cured using a combination of gene therapy and induced pluripotent stem cell technology.



Gene therapy advance

A dog born with a deadly disease that prevents the body from using stored sugar has survived 20 months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy.



New cancer therapy enlists immune system

A team of researchers has announced encouraging results for an experimental therapy using elements of the body's immune system to improve cure rates for children with neuroblastoma.



New muscular dystrophy therapy

Researchers have discovered a new therapy that shows potential to treat people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease and the most common form of muscular dystrophy in children.



Novel cancer therapy may prove effective

A ground-breaking clinical trial has shown that a common anti-viral drug, ribavirin, can be beneficial in the treatment of cancer patients.



Moving gene therapy forward with mobile DNA

Gene therapy is the introduction of genetic material into a patient's cells resulting in a cure or a therapeutic effect.



New near-field radiation therapy

Researchers have developed a heat-dissipation method that cools carbon nanotube electronics by utilizing nonconventional radiation in a near-field zone just above the substrate.



Radiation therapy can decrease fertility

Radiation treatment directly to the ovaries should be avoided because there is a direct relationship between certain types of radiation therapy and fertility problems.



Nutritional therapy and disease

There is strong evidence that early enteral feeding of patients prevents infections in a variety of traumatic and surgical illnesses.



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