After such a great response from the previous article on stem cell research i decided to feature another story on topical medicine aswell as some other reports.
Research into a gene therapy cure for cystic fibrosis has been halted due to a public funding shortfall attributed to the economic downturn. The UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium have spent the last 10 years working on a treatment for the disease and were hoping to begin a trial later this summer yet despite being shortlisted for the a prestigous medical innovation award by the MFIA the team led by Prof' Eric Alton say the earliest we can expect the trials to now get underway will be next March at the earliest.
Professor Eric AltonUK CF Gene Therapy ConsortiumYou need a large critical mass of people doing the research, getting scientists and doctors working as a team, recruiting patients and making the material for the trial. It's been a decade of effort. No one else is capable of doing it. It is completely unique. ”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394657/Scientists-discover-werewolf-gene-spell-end-baldness.html?ito=feeds-newsxmlScientists from the University of Southern California have potential found a cure for the balding. The "werewolf" gene which causes hair to grow all over the body including the face has been found and scientists are claiming that the discovery could lead to a remedy for baldness. Research has now begun into developing drugs capable of triggering a genetic mutation to "turn on" this typically genetic disorder.
Couldnt find a werewolf song so this will have to do: