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Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis shows encouraging results

July 3, 2015 A therapy that replaces the faulty gene responsible for cystic fibrosis in patients' lungs has produced encouraging results in a major UK trial. The study was carried out by the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium, a group of scientists and clinical teams from Imperial College London, the Universities of Oxford and

New Stem Cell Approach for Blindness Successful in Mice

March 8, 2013  McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Dr. Mandeep Singh says, “We found that if enough cells are transplanted together, they not only become light sensing but they also regenerate the connections required for meaningful vision.” Blind mice can see again, after Oxford University researchers transplanted developing cells into their eyes and found they