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bluebird bio announces launch of beta thalassaemia gene therapy in Germany

Zynteglo is a one-time gene therapy that addresses the underlying genetic cause of TDT and offers patients the potential to become transfusion independent. The one-time...
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Coeliac disease linked to bacterial exposure, new study suggests

Bacterial exposure has been identified as a potential environmental risk factor in developing coeliac disease, a hereditary autoimmune-like condition that affects around 1 in...
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Reversing diabetes with this new breakthrough treatment?

The NHS is currently positioning itself to adopt a new "breakthrough" treatment plan for type-2 diabetes, following success from a two-year clinical trial. The Diabetes...
Early-life exposure to dogs may reduce risk of schizophrenia

Early-life exposure to dogs may reduce risk of schizophrenia

A new study suggests that being around 'man's best friend' from an early age may have a health benefit as well, lessening the chance...
Bone marrow in 3D: new insights into stem cell microenvironment

Bone marrow in 3D: new insights into stem cell microenvironment

A new study has revealed insights into the stem cell microenvironment through 3D imaging technology. Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the...
Can a maths equation help us to predict and detect liver cancer?

Can a maths equation help us to predict and detect liver cancer?

UC San Diego researchers have used a mathematical model to help predict and detect liver cancer. By combining RNA sequencing, bioinformatics and mathematical modelling, researchers...
Metabolic dysregulation: origins of neurodegenerative disease

Metabolic dysregulation: origins of neurodegenerative disease

New research has shed light on the origins of the neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) and demonstrates effective new therapeutic pathways for...
Mitochondria are the 'canary in the coal mine' for cellular stress

Mitochondria are the ‘canary in the coal mine’ for cellular stress

Mitochondria, tiny structures present in most cells, are known for their energy-generating machinery. Now, researchers have discovered a new function of mitochondria: they set off...
Breakthrough research offers new hope to lupus patients

Breakthrough research offers new hope to lupus patients

A ‘life-changing’ potential new drug could be available to lupus patients in the future thanks to ‘breakthrough’ research. The results of the TULIP II study...
Weekly physical and cognitive exercise can improve Parkinson’s symptoms

Weekly physical and cognitive exercise can improve Parkinson’s symptoms

Parkinson’s patients’ motor and non-motor symptoms were improved with a weekly exercise regimen that included physical and cognitive tasks, according to new research. The research...
Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Early weaning from breastfeeding is associated with both the development of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as...
Autism: 'social' and 'visual' neural circuits do not connect for some children

Autism: ‘social’ and ‘visual’ neural circuits do not connect for some children

A new study has shown that children with autism who prefer to look at geometric shapes rather than social images have lower levels of...

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