Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy 

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy 

London, Nov 9 (AP/UNB) — Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life.

 
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FDA OKs drug to block infection after marrow transplant 

Trenton, Nov 9 (AP/UNB) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to prevent life-threatening infections in adults after a bone marrow transplant.

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy 

London, Nov 9 (AP/UNB) — Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his...

US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer 

Trenton, Oct 19 (AP/UNB) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults.

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care   

San Diego, Oct 18 (AP/UNB) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink...

Merck scraps disappointing experimental cholesterol drug 

Trenton, Oct 12 (AP/UNB) — Merck has decided to abandon efforts to market a closely watched experimental cholesterol medicine after mediocre test results.

Children's obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked 

London, Oct 11 (AP/UNB) — While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research...

Study questions European approval process for cancer drugs 

London, Oct 5 (AP/UNB) — Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few years were later shown to help patients live...

Bugs are in the food by design at Bangkok fine-dining bistro 

Bangkok, Oct 4 (AP/UNB) — Ants and beetles in the kitchen? Normally that'd close down a restaurant immediately, but for a unique eatery in Bangkok, bugs in the beef ragu...

Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize 

New York, Oct 3 (AP/UNB) — Three Americans won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering key genetic "gears" of the body's 24-hour biological clock, the mechanism best known for...

FDA acts to encourage generic competition for complex drugs 

Trenton, Oct 3 (AP/UNB) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening a new front in its efforts to reduce high drug prices by encouraging development of generic versions...