Thursday, 22 March 2018
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Heart can terminate atrial fibrillation itself after local gene therapy

Added: 20.03.2018 2:38 | 14 views | 0 comments

The heart is capable of terminating arrhythmias itself after local gene therapy, potentially avoiding the need for patients to undergo painful electric shocks, according to a proof-of-concept study.

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Gene therapy using ‘junk DNA’ could lower risk for heart disease

Added: 20.03.2018 2:09 | 3 views | 0 comments

Researchers successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of fat in liver cells.

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Biological bypass shows promise in coronary artery disease

Added: 19.03.2018 2:10 | 4 views | 0 comments

A new gene therapy that targets the heart and requires only one treatment session has been found safe for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a successful trial carried out in Finland.


Gene therapy with BMP4 protects against weight gain and insulin resistance in mice

Added: 19.03.2018 2:09 | 2 views | 0 comments

"By increasing BMP4, we can increase the metabolic rate, but we only see this in initially lean mice.


Nanospears deliver genetic material to cells with pinpoint accuracy

Added: 14.03.2018 19:18 | 23 views | 0 comments

In a step toward accelerating the production of new gene therapies, scientists report that they have developed remote-controlled, needle-like nanospears capable of piercing membrane walls and delivering DNA into selected cells. They say the new technique, which can ferry biological materials to cells with pinpoint accuracy, overcomes many of the existing barriers to effective gene modification.

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