1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Researchers have used gene therapy to correct movement problems in macaque monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms.
Scientists have developed a new gene therapy successful in treating the most severe type of muscular dystrophy in mice.
Using outside-the-body gene therapy in pig and human lungs, researchers have repaired donated organs that were deemed too damaged to transplant.
Researchers have long known that overweight people are more likely to develop conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Delivering genes to specific cells which cause the lung disease emphysema could be key to alleviating breathing difficulties, research on mice suggests.
Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene.
Studies in GM mice have shown that a combination of gene therapy and copper injections could be effective in treating Menkes Disease, a lethal and progressive disease that mainly affects young boys.
Gene therapy has been developed in mice to treat sickle cell disease and β-thalassaemia.
Scientists have repaired damaged heart tissue in mice using a newly developed gene therapy.
Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose.
Scientists have cured epilepsy in rats by inserting a special gene into neurons of the brain.
Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy.
Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects.
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice.
The latest post in the UAR staff blog is written by our Education Project Officer, Stuart Rogers, on the surprising medical benefits of some of the world's deadliest concoctions.
As the statistics on the use of animals for research in 2013 have been released today, we thought it would be nice to look back on the impressive research published last year.
A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate.
Gene modification, stem cell therapies, tissue engineering