Electric Gene Therapy Approved A new cancer therapy that uses an electric pulse to aid in the injection of DNA into tumors is ready for use in Europe. By Kristen Philipkoski. Wired News http://www.wired.com/news/news/story/18552.html
Extractions: The controversial medical field of gene therapy has received a boost with the successful treatment of a gene disorder. Two infants, aged 8 and 11 months, received new genetic material to combat a life-threatening disease called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (Scid). Usually, patients with Scid are forced to live in tightly-controlled, sterile "bubbles" to avoid threats to their non-existent immune systems. A bone marrow transplant is the conventional treatment for such patients. But the two treated children have shown "striking" improvements and now live normally after their novel therapy. Gene therapy trials in the US have attracted much criticism over fears that patients were being harmed by the experimental treatments. Viral infection Scid is caused when a defective copy of a gene on the X chromosome is inherited.
Cancer Gene Therapy Supported by the International Society for Cancer gene therapy, this resource publishes original research and hosts diverse views. http://www.naturesj.com/cgt/index.html
Extractions: Web browser requirements Your current configuration of your browser does not support this requirements. The ISGT 2003 will provide nine sessions with more than 65 seminars covering diverese aspects of gene therapy and molecular diagnostics i.e. chip technology and proteomics. Targeting strategies, skin gene transfer and its (pre-)clinical models, updates on vector systems and novel technologies in inhibiting viral diseases e.g. HIV, will be presented as well as immunization against infectious diseases and cancer. Controversial issues such as genetic patenting, ethics of gene replacement and safety issues will be offered for discussion. The symposium will commence with a keynote address on Thursday, 27th March at 9.00 o'clock at the Academy of Sciences (Akademie der Wissenschaften).
Pittsburgh Human Gene Therapy Center Fosters the growth and development of multidisciplinary preclinical and clinical research programs Category Science Biology Animal Mammal Human gene therapyThe mission of the The Pittsburgh Human gene therapy Center is to foster the growthand development of multidisciplinary preclinical and clinical research http://www.pitt.edu/~rsup/phgt/
UNC Gene Therapy Center The gene therapy Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel http://www.med.unc.edu/genether/welcome.htm
Alberta Gene Therapy Group A network of researchers looking to foster collaboration in several therapeutic fields.Category Science Biology Animal Mammal Human gene therapyWelcome to the Alberta gene therapy Group Home Page. News. Conference Report 1995Alberta gene therapy Meeting. Abstracts - 1995 Alberta gene therapy Meeting. http://www.ualberta.ca/~britchie/agtg.html
Extractions: The Alberta Gene Therapy Group was born during a meeting organised by Lung-Ji Chang from the University of Alberta and Norman Wong from the University of Calgary held at the Holiday Inn, Red Deer, Alberta, November 23, Thursday, 1995. The Group is made up of people from the Unversity of Alberta , the Unversity of Calgary , the Alberta Cancer Board, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research , the Alberta Research Council , the Alberta Science and Research Authority Alberta Health and Wellness , and MDS Health Ventures Ltd. They are all interested in research in the field of gene therapy. Contact information is provided below to foster collaboration. The group has been inactive recently. ... Biochemistry , University of Alberta Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology , University of Alberta Oncology , University of Alberta Department of Medical Genetics , University of Alberta Cell Biology , University of Alberta Membrane Proteins Research Group , University of Alberta Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids , University of Alberta MRC Group in Protein Structure and Function , University of Alberta Protein Engineering Network of Centres of Excellence , University of Alberta Molecular Mechanisms of Growth Control , University of Alberta Institute for Biomolecular Design , University of Alberta Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , University of Calgary Cancer Biology Research Group , University of Calgary University of Alberta
Department Of Health: Gene Therapy Advisory Committee Advises on the ethical acceptability of proposals for gene therapy research on humans and on developments in gene therapy research. Provides information on the Committee's work and publications. http://www.doh.gov.uk/genetics/gtac/index.htm
Extractions: A-Z site index Search Links Contact DH ... DH Home You are here: About the Department Non-departmental public bodies GTAC About GTAC What's new 'Flagging' project - monitoring patients Applying to GTAC to conduct clinical trials ... Contact GTAC Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC) THE GENE THERAPY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Senior Scientist - Genetic Science Policy STATEMENT FROM THE GENE THERAPY ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC)'s terms of reference are: To consider and advise on the acceptability of proposals for gene therapy research on human subjects, on ethical grounds, taking account of the scientific merits of the proposals and the potential benefits and risks.
Welcome To TriLink BioTechnologies Services for researchers in the fields of gene therapy, nucleoside chemotherapy, oligonucleotide therapy and diagnostics. News and product information. http://www.trilinkbiotech.com/
Cell Transplants International Notfor-profit medical research foundation working to find a treatment for muscular dystrophy and other genetic diseases through cell/gene therapy. Site describes treatments and clinical trials. http://www.celltherapy.com/
Department Of Health gene therapy Advisory Committee The information on this page is now on. http//www.doh.gov.uk/genetics/gtac/index.htm.Please update your bookmarks. Top. http://www.doh.gov.uk/genetics/gtac.htm
Aastrom, Inc. Develops proprietary process technologies and devices for cell therapy applications, including stem cell therapies and gene therapy. (Nasdaq ASTM). http://www.aastrom.com/
Extractions: www.GeneTherapyTravel.org There are two key challenges for many who must travel a long distance from home for specialized gene therapy evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. They are: Long-distance Travel. There is charitable long-distance medical air transportation available to help - whether it is just one trip or multiple round trips. Follow the link to go to www.PatientTravel.org or call their Helpline at Away from Home Guest Housing. There are hundreds of Hospital Hospitality Guest Houses able to provide assistance to patients and families. Follow the link to go to www.nahhh.org - the National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses - for housing directory assistance, or call their Helpline at National Association Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc Lodging Assistance for Persons Receiving Medical Treatment Away From Home CONTACTING THE ORGANIZATIONAL SPONSORS OF THIS SITE:
UMHS Center For Gene Therapy The center links basic science, clinical investigation and technology transfer endeavors in the area of gene therapy, while also serving as a resource for information and education. http://www.med.umich.edu/cgt/
Extractions: The Center for Gene Therapy at the University of Michigan Medical Center was created to link basic science, clinical investigation and technology transfer. The Center fosters a multidisciplinary approach to new research as well as collaborative research endeavors in the area of gene therapy; extends the services of existing and newly created research cores to investigators; and serves as a resource for information and education. Scope of Activities To aid medical researchers, we have divided the Center into four programs. Each program offers products and services to aid the medical researcher here at Michigan and elsewhere. The products and services are : Gene Vector Program
Gene Therapy - An Overview gene therapy An Overview. BIO. Biotechnology in Perspective. Washington,DC Biotechnology Industry Organization, 1990. Altered Genes. gene therapy. http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/IWT/Gene_Therapy_Overview.html
Extractions: BIO. "Biotechnology in Perspective." Washington, D.C.: Biotechnology Industry Organization, 1990. Each of us carries about half a dozen defective genes. We remain blissfully unaware of this fact unless we, or one of our close relatives, are amongst the many millions who suffer from a genetic disease. About one in ten people has, or will develop at some later stage, an inherited genetic disorder, and approximately 2,800 specific conditions are known to be caused by defects (mutations) in just one of the patient's genes. Some single gene disorders are quite common - cystic fibrosis is found in one out of every 2,500 babies born in the Western World - and in total, diseases that can be traced to single gene defects account for about 5% of all admissions to children's hospitals. In the U.S. and Europe, there are exciting new programs to 'map' the entire human genome - all of our genes. This work will enable scientists and doctors to understand the genes that control all diseases to which the human race is prone, and hopefully develop new therapies to treat and predict diseases. Most of us do not suffer any harmful effects from our defective genes because we carry two copies of nearly all genes, one derived from our mother and the other from our father. The only exceptions to this rule are the genes found on the male sex chromosomes. Males have one X and one Y chromosome, the former from the mother and the latter from the father, so each cell has only one copy of the genes on these chromosomes. In the majority of cases, one normal gene is sufficient to avoid all the symptoms of disease. If the potentially harmful gene is recessive, then its normal counterpart will carry out all the tasks assigned to both. Only if we inherit from our parents two copies of the same recessive gene will a disease develop.
Viewsonic Discovers and develops nonsurgical gene therapy products for treating cardiovascular diseases, including coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, congestive heart failure and heart attack. (Nasdaq CLTX). http://www.collateralthx.com/
Program In Human Gene Therapy Facilitates the application of basic and preclinical research to the treatment of human disease through Category Science Biology Animal Mammal Human gene therapyLocated in the UCSD School of Medicine and home to the Program in Human gene therapy.Welcome to the UCSD School of Medicine's Program in Human gene therapy. http://medicine.ucsd.edu/gt/
Extractions: The production of clinical-grade vectors for human studies is now provided by Molecular Medicine, LLC. Molecular Medicine, LLC is a joint venture between The University of California, San Diego and Boehringer Mannheim (Roche). In addition the Program is proud to sponsor the Gene Therapy Seminar Series.