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Gene therapy shows promise in tackling common cause of childhood blindness

The results of a first-in-human clinical trial of gene therapy to treat a common cause of genetic blindness have shown partial reversal of sight loss in some patients. X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, caused by mutations in RPGR gene, is the most common cause of blindness in young people. The inherited mutations lead to degeneration of light… Read More »

New cancer vaccine shows promise, helped kill cancer cells in patient

A vaccine undergoing testing at the Mayo Clinic has reportedly removed cancer cells in a breast cancer patient. Florida resident Lee Mercker became the first patient to participate in a clinical trial for a new vaccine after being diagnosed in March with early-stages of the disease. She told First Coast News she had “DCIS stage zero” breast… Read More »

Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments in Congo trial

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed survival rate of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. Two experimental drugs – Regeneron’s (REGN.O) REGN-EB3 and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 – were both developed… Read More »

Biden won’t promise Americans they’ll keep their doctor under his healthcare plan

LAS VEGAS — Joe Biden struggled to answer whether he could promise the American people that they could keep their doctors under his healthcare proposal. “Well look, I can’t promise — I can promise them that if in fact the private insurance they have is kept by their company, they keep whoever that plan allows,”… Read More »