News tagged with gene mutation

Report: Transplant may have cured man of AIDS

A very unusual blood transplant appears to have cured an American man living in Berlin of infection with the AIDS virus, but doctors say the approach is not practical for wide use. The man, who is in his 40s, had a blood ...

dateDec 15, 2010 in HIV & AIDS
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I-SPY 2 study speeds up treatment for breast cancer

A clinical trial that aims to speed up the study of new treatments for certain subtypes of breast cancer now has a designated study site at the Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center at the University of Colorado Hospital.

dateNov 19, 2010 in Cancer
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Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy

An imbalance of salt and water in patients with cystic fibrosis makes their lungs clog up with sticky mucus that is prone to infection. The cause of the offending imbalance is a well-known genetic error, one that blocks the ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Biochemistry
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