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A predicative marker and potential treatment option for IBD discovered

A predicative marker and potential treatment option for IBD discovered

There is an urgent need for new and better treatments for people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a group of ailments that includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Currently, IBD affects 3 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because the causes of IBD remain unknown, most therapies are directed …

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Postnatal Gene Therapy May Be Able to Prevent or Reverse the Deadly Effects of Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome

Postnatal Gene Therapy May Be Able to Prevent or Reverse the Deadly Effects of Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine have shown for the first time that postnatal gene therapy may be able to prevent or reverse many deleterious effects of a rare genetic disease called Pitt-Hopkins syndrome. This autism spectrum disorder features severe developmental delay, intellectual disability, breathing and movement abnormalities, anxiety, epilepsy, and mild but distinctive …

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Testicular tissue can be successfully frozen for over 20 years, the study shows

Testicular tissue can be successfully frozen for over 20 years, the study shows

Cryopreserved male testis tissue can be replanted after more than 20 years and will continue to produce viable sperm, according to a new rodent study in the open access diary. PLOS biology by Eoin Whelan of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and colleagues, published May 10th. But the long delay comes at …

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