News tagged with faulty gene

New old drug fights colon cancer

A new Tel Aviv University drug, based on an older generation antibiotic, may provide doctors with an effective and innovative method of treating colon cancer in both its incipient and full-blown stages -- and minimize the ...

Oct 13, 2009 5 / 5 (2) 0

Epilepsy halted in mice

Scientists at Leeds have prevented epilepsy caused by a gene defect from being passed on to mice offspring - an achievement which may herald new therapies for people suffering from the condition.

Aug 03, 2009 5 / 5 (6) 0

Gene hunters target child kidney failure

Researchers are zeroing in on the genetic abnormalities predisposing to vesicoureteric reflux (VUR), one of the most common causes of urinary tract infections and kidney failure in children, reports a study in an upcoming ...

May 14, 2009 not rated yet 0