Germline gene therapy pioneer, teenage son make case for safe treatment

IMAGE: Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., (right) director of the OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, co-authored an editorial with his 17-year-old son, Paul Mitalipov, making the case for using gene-editing… view more  An internationally known embryologist and his son make the case for using gene-editing tools to prevent inherited disease, in an editorial published today…

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Trap-and-release accelerates study of swimming ciliated cells

IMAGE: An acoustic trap created by J. Mark Meacham and his lab takes advantage of material properties of the cell bodies to hold them in place without damaging them. view more  Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have been studying cilia for years to determine how their dysfunction leads to infertility and other conditions associated…

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Immunotherapy drug found safe in treating cancer patients with HIV

IMAGE: Dr. Tom Uldrick of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center led the study. view more  Credit: Robert Hood / Fred Hutch SEATTLE — June 2, 2019 —The results of a study led by physicians at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed that patients living with HIV and one of a variety of potentially deadly cancers could…

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Interventions for students with disabilities, learning difficulties, measured with grant

IMAGE: Ethan Van Norman is an assistant professor of school psychology at Lehigh University. view more  Credit: Lehigh University Schools provide interventions for students with disabilities and learning difficulties to help those students overcome academic challenges and succeed in the classroom. But how does a teacher or researcher know if an intervention is working or not…

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Climate action urgently required to protect human health in Europe

EASAC is the voice of independent science advice, mobilising Europe’s leading scientists from 27 national science academies to guide EU policy for the benefit of society. By considering a large body of independent studies on the effects of climate change on health, and on strategies to address the risks to health, EASAC has identified key…

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Researchers explore augmented ACL reconstruction procedure

IMAGE: Viewing outside the knee, the tibial passing sutures, InternalBrace passing sutures, and femoral passing sutures can all be seen docked. view more  Credit: Chad Lavender, M.D., Marshall University HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — An innovative procedure that explores the use of amnion, bone marrow concentrate and suture tape in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may result in…

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