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Trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy cell therapy.

January 27th, 2022 | Industry News

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder to affect children around the world. The first patient, a six year old boy, received, in November 2021, an infusion of DT-DEC01, a novel cell therapy containing Dystrophin Expressing Chimeric Cells (DEC),  in Phase I pilot clinical study for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). […]

The Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant and Vaccines

January 18th, 2022 | Industry News

From the beginning, pharmaceutical companies engaged in the development of COVID-19 vaccine were aware that to defeat the pandemic they had to address proactively virus variants. Moderna in a Nov. 2021 press release ( stated that a 100-µg booster dose of the Moderna approved COVID-19 vaccine is studied for protection against the Omicron variant. In addition, the […]

Recent Advance of Gene Therapy in Rare Diseases

May 13th, 2021 | Industry News

Gene Therapy improved vision in patients with leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) By: Dr. Maria Niu Mitochondria, powerhouses of eukaryotic cells, is a certain kind of cytoplasmic organelle and plays a critical role in energy production. Mitochondria dysfunction results in a broad spectrum of multisystem disorders. LHON is a mitochondrial neurodegenerative disease typically caused by […]

COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health

April 29th, 2021 | Industry News

The Lancet: 34% COVID-19 survivors have neurological and psychiatric disorders By: Dr. Maria Niu Previous case reports had described the altered mental problems and psychiatric disorders in people diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. In the latest study ( reported by The Lancet Psychiatry on April 6, 2021, the authors confirmed a high incidence of neurological and […]

The Effect of Fecal Transplant on Melanoma

April 28th, 2021 | Industry News

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) promotes the response of check point inhibitors (CPI) to melanoma patients By: Dr. Maria Niu Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a procedure that delivers fecal bacteria and other microbes from a healthy individual into another individual with various diseases or disorders. It has been recently tested in infection, immune conditions, and […]

Arthritis Drugs for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

January 12th, 2021 | Industry News

The immunosuppressive drugs Tocilizumab and Sarilumab improved survival and recovery time of intensive care of Covid-19 patients The UK government encourages ( the use of c and Sarilumab, medications initially developed to improve arthritis symptoms, to treat severe COVID-19 cases. The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, evaluating around 800 patients in intensive care […]

Is COVID-19 linked to Magnetism?

November 18th, 2020 | Industry News

The publication suggesting a link between COVID-19 and Magnetism has been retracted. The study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, has attracted widespread derision from researchers. The study titled “Can Traditional Chinese Medicine provide insights into controlling the COVID-19 pandemic: Serpentinization-induced lithospheric long-wavelength magnetic anomalies in Proterozoic bedrocks in a weakened geomagnetic field mediate the aberrant […]

Closer to a COVID-19 vaccine with over 90% effectiveness

November 11th, 2020 | Industry News

Early Phase III data from Pfizer and BioNTech BNT162b2 is the experimental mRNA-based vaccine candidate from Pfizer and BioNTech’s in Phase III study. Since June, 43,538 participants have been enrolled to date, 38,955 of whom have received a second dose of the vaccine candidate as of November 8. On Monday, November 9th, the company announced […]

Durability of antibodies support validity of vaccination anti COVID19

October 28th, 2020 | Industry News

The big question on COVID 19 is about the nature and durability of the antibodies against the virus that people develop after infection. Previous reports have suggested that anti-COVID19 antibodies sharply decline following recovery from the clinical symptoms of the disease. A new study was conducted by scientist in Iceland and published September 1 in […]

What Gives Viruses Pandemic Potential

October 22nd, 2020 | Industry News

In 2002–03, the SARS virus infected 8,000 people in more than two dozen countries and killed almost 800. Infectious disease specialists created a specific check box list to identify viruses to watch out for pandemic potential in the future. Two are very important virus characteristics at the top of that specific check box list. One […]

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