05
Dec

Dr. Peter Schleicher Nobel Prize Nomination

Dear Chairman. Due to my many international contacts I met an extraordinary person in the medical field. Dr. Peter Schleicher works in Munich as a general practitioner and treats the chronically ill patients with the greatest success with new immunological methods since 1984. His...
04
Dec

Stem Cell That Gives Rise To New Bone/Cartilage In Humans

Study identifies stem cell that gives rise to new bone, cartilage in humans Identification of the human skeletal stem cell by Stanford scientists could pave the way for regenerative treatments for bone fractures, arthritis and joint injuries. A decade-long effort led by Stanford...
04
Dec

Teva Wins Approval For Generic EpiPen

FDA Approves Teva’s Generic Version of EpiPen Injector Move follows disputes over cost of the device to treat anaphylactic shock Mylan’s EpiPen allergy shots. On Thursday, the FDA approved Teva’s generic version of an EpiPen injector. PHOTO: DANIEL ACKER WASHINGTON—The Food and...
04
Dec

New Effective Treatment For Crohn’s Disease

Dr. Kevin Tracey, the pioneer of an emerging science called bioelectronic medicine, at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset in July. Photo Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware Daily pulses of electricity delivered in minute doses have banished all symptoms of Crohn’s...
04
Dec

GENE EDITING SHOWS PROMISE FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Researchers used a gene-editing tool to repair a gene mutation in dogs with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an important step in efforts to someday use the tool to edit DNA in people with the same fatal disease. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers at UT...
03
Dec

GIS Spotlight: 2018 Finalist Kaylie Hausknecht

Kaylie Hausknecht is a rising senior at Lynbrook High School in Lynbook, NY. In May she was selected as a Genes in Space Finalist meaning her proposal was one of the top 5 submissions out of the record 559 received in the 2018 contest! Kaylie is currently working wit...
07
Mar

F.D.A. Approves A Gene Test For Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration gave its approval Tuesday to a 23andMe test that screens for a few breast and ovarian cancer genes, but that approval came with a number of caveats and cautions. It is described by the FDA as the first direct-to-consumer test to report on three...
17
Jan

The Stem Cell Revolution Is Coming

A Nobel Winner Discuses What’s Become Of The Science And All Those Miracle Cures In 2001, President George W. Bush issued an executive order banning federal funding for new sources of stem cells developed from preimplantation human embryos. The action stalled research and...
09
Jul

A Dish Called Hope

The Flourishing, Unregulated Industry In Expensive, Experimental Therapy THE patient testimonials sound incredible: a mother with a severely autistic child, a young man struggling to live with cystic fibrosis and a disabled patient with multiple sclerosis. All claim healing...
01
Jul

Cancer’s Victory: Hillary Clinton Would Kill Joe Biden’s “Moonshot”

Vice President Joe Biden launched the “Cancer Moonshot” — his mission to cure cancer — this week, just as Hillary Clinton was shooting it down, along with the hopes of millions of cancer patients. Biden’s plan is to streamline decisions made by the FDA, NIH and other government...
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