Since the discovery of the mutated CFTR gene in cystic fibrosis patients, scientists have been working on the development of gene therapy for this patient group. Recently, a gene therapy phase II clinical trial with 116 participants in the UK resulted in the halt of disease progression, although there was little effect. The article was published in The Lancet. Continue reading
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At the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) this week, researchers presented data that indicate that the world’s most common malaria parasite is becoming a bigger threat. MedZine tells you what is happening. In addition, MedZine also highlights another study, showing successful persistent gene therapy without suppressing the immune system. Continue reading