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AIDS vaccine to rid AIDS from Monkeys

Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have made some serious progress in coming up with a vaccine that could prevent AIDS. The vaccine in development is being tested on primates infected with simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV. The virus is the primate equivalent of HIV and similarly causes AIDS. When tested on primates, the OHSU vaccines appears to have…

Gene therapy reverses Rett Syndrome in Animal Model

Gene therapy in mice shows great success in treating Rett syndrome, a physically disabling form of autism that affects girls. “The treated mice showed profound improvements in motor function, tremors, seizures and compulsive movements” The concept behind gene therapy is simple: deliver a healthy gene to compensate for one that is mutated. New research published today…

Human trials having 75% success rating for curing leukemia

Leukemia had invaded his bone marrow and spread like a stain through his lymph nodes; the traditional options, including chemo and radiation, had failed. Walt needed something radically different if he was going to live. And the treatment he’d been given a few days ago was certainly that. Over the past several years, a couple of hundred mice had received…

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