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Tumour-tropic liposome technology could pave way for cancer treatments

Tumour-tropic liposome technology could pave way for cancer treatments

A collaboration between Toshiba and Shinshu University has resulted in the development of a ‘tumour-tropic liposome technology’ for gene therapy that could pave the...
Mitchell disease: solving the medical mystery

Mitchell disease: solving the medical mystery

Scientists have uncovered a genetic mutation that links to the rare Mitchell disease. A team of researchers led by Dr Hugo Bellen at Baylor College...
Gene therapy may hold key to treating life-threatening Danon disease

Gene therapy may hold key to treating life-threatening Danon disease

A new study has found that  gene therapy improved cardiac, muscle and liver function in Danon disease mouse models. Danon disease is a very rare,...
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edu-BRoTHER: an innovative student exchange programme providing biobank skills

University Regensburg Professor Christoph Brochhausen showcases the edu-BRoTHER biobanking student exchange project Biobanks are an increasingly significant resource in healthcare research. Professor Christoph Brochhausen, of...
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NUI Galway launch €7.45m research project into osteoarthritis

The EU Horizon 2020 project will research the robotic production of groundbreaking regenerative stem cell therapies The €7.45m AutoCRAT project will enable researchers to develop...
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Space, neurogenetics and nervous system research

Have you ever wondered about how space alters the mechanics of human muscles? Health Europa Quarterly spoke with Bertrand Fontaine, Director of the Institute...
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The dawn of gene therapy for rare diseases

Andrew Obenshain, Chief of Wings at biotechnology firm bluebird bio, tells HEQ about the future of gene therapies in the treatment of rare diseases Up...
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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...
Mother Nature provides new gene therapy strategy to reverse disease

Mother Nature provides new gene therapy strategy to reverse disease

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that...
Ancient worm reveals how to destroy toxic cells in Parkinson's disease

Ancient worm reveals how to destroy toxic cells in Huntington’s disease

Insights from a new study found that microRNAs are important in controlling protein aggregates. In the study scientists have discovered that an ancient worm could...
Gene therapy trial offers hope for Sickle Cell Disease

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease is a serious and debilitating genetic disease caused by a mutation in the β-globin gene and there are currently no known...
Measuring stressed cells to understand the development of disease

Measuring stressed cells to understand the development of disease

When cells are stressed, they initiate a complex and precisely regulated response to prevent permanent damage. Researchers from Goethe University have developed a new protoeomics...

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