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Engineering a permanent solution to genetic diseases

Aug. 10, 2015 - In his mind, Basil Hubbard can already picture a new world of therapeutic treatments for millions of patients just over the horizon. It’s a future in which diseases like muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and many others are treated permanently through the science of genome engineering. Thanks to his latest work, Hubbard

Saliva seen as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease

By Fredrick Kunkle July 19 Washington Post Your spit might just reveal whether you’re a likely candidate for developing Alzheimer’s disease. That at least is the hope of Canadian researchers whose study suggests that analyzing certain chemical compounds in saliva could provide a cheap, noninvasive way to learn whether the brain has begun to undergo the

Researchers get under the skin to develop new transplant technique

Research reveals new possibilities for islet and stem cell transplantation to treat diabetes and other diseases. By News Staff on April 22, 2015 Members of the James Shapiro lab (from left): Boris Gala-Lopez, James Shapiro, Rena Pawlick and Andrew Pepper (Edmonton) James Shapiro, one of the world’s leading experts in emerging treatments of diabetes, can’t