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Gene Therapy via Ultrasound

2016 23 Aug

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) talks about a gene therapy approach called sonoporation which combines ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells. This new tool could help fight against cancer and cardiovascular disease.Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC explain that... Read more

Cardiology Management

STOP-HF: Gene Therapy SDF-1 Remodels Hearts of High Risk Patients

2015 25 May

In a late-breaking trials session at Heart Failure 2015, Dr. Marc Penn, a cardiologist at Summa Cardiovascular Institute in Akron, Ohio, U.S., announced that the gene therapy SDF-1 remodelled the hearts of high risk heart failure patients in the phase II STOP-HF trial. Heart Failure 2015 is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Attack: Stem Cells May Enhance Cardiac Repair

2014 03 Dec

Stem cell factor (SCF) delivered directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue, according to a study by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Researchers administered SCF by gene transfer shortly after inducing heart attacks in pre-clinical models, delivering SCF directly into damaged... Read more


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