Tag Archives: disease

Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating Parkinson's disease

Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, experts describe how newly developed stem cell technologies could be used to treat the disease and discuss the great promise, as well as the significant challenges,… Read More »

First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably 

First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably Scientists at Sangamo attempted the first human trial of a gene-editing method to cure rare, debilitating enzyme deficiency diseases  After showing early promise, the DNA replacement failed to reduce levels of harmful unprocessed sugars  The gene replacement itself worked, but after nearly… Read More »

Researchers are worried that people with chronic disease are not being active enough

The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford measured the duration and intensity of physical activity levels over seven days and compared those participants with, and those without, chronic disease. They found that those with chronic disease, even those conditions that don’t directly limit capacity for exercise, spent less time active. Around… Read More »