Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
The animals lived longer and showed milder symptoms than untreated mice, although they didn’t survive as long as wildtype mice.
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The animals lived longer and showed milder symptoms than untreated mice, although they didn’t survive as long as wildtype mice.

The animals lived longer and showed milder symptoms than untreated mice, although they didn’t survive as long as wildtype mice.

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Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Emily Makowski | Dec 10, 2019
Trophoblasts, collected from the mother during a blood draw, can determine fetal genetic abnormalities currently diagnosed through amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.
Tufts to Remove Sackler Name from Medical Campus
Tufts to Remove Sackler Name from Medical Campus
Emily Makowski | Dec 9, 2019
The school will not return donations from the family that made its riches on opioids, but the university will start a $3 million endowment for addiction prevention and treatment.
Biogen Presents Data on Efficacy of Alzheimer’s Drug
Biogen Presents Data on Efficacy of Alzheimer’s Drug
Shawna Williams | Dec 6, 2019
The company and its partner halted two clinical trials for futility early this year, but now say they’ll seek approval for aducanumab.
Image of the Day: HIV Shuttles
Image of the Day: HIV Shuttles
Emily Makowski | Dec 5, 2019
Macrophages transport HIV-like particles into lymph nodes during infection.
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Ashley Yeager | Dec 4, 2019
The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.
Rising Temperatures Expected to Spur More Early Births
Rising Temperatures Expected to Spur More Early Births
Ashley Yeager | Dec 2, 2019
From 1969 to 1988, 25,000 infants were born early each year as a result of hot weather, and with global warming pushing temperatures higher, more babies will be at risk for early birth.
50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa 
50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa 
Emily Makowski | Dec 2, 2019
The public health emergency has spurred a mass vaccination campaign.
Alzheimer’s Drug Reduces Chagas Disease Infection in Mice
Alzheimer’s Drug Reduces Chagas Disease Infection in Mice
Emily Makowski | Dec 1, 2019
The drug, called memantine, could enter clinical trials to determine its effectiveness in humans.
Infographic: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Infographic: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
A look at some of the circulating molecules that may indicate various Alzheimer’s pathologies and serve as the bases of noninvasive tests for the disease.