FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
At $2 million for a single dose, Novartis’s Zolgensma is the most expensive medicine to date, but still less expensive over a lifetime than another approved drug for the rare genetic disease.
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

At $2 million for a single dose, Novartis’s Zolgensma is the most expensive medicine to date, but still less expensive over a lifetime than another approved drug for the rare genetic disease.

At $2 million for a single dose, Novartis’s Zolgensma is the most expensive medicine to date, but still less expensive over a lifetime than another approved drug for the rare genetic disease.

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Image of the Day: Embryo in Blue
Image of the Day: Embryo in Blue
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 7, 2019
A bright blue stain highlights the sensory nerves of a developing mouse embryo.
Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Shawna Williams | May 31, 2018
The device could one day help enable prosthetics deliver richer touch information to users.
Support Cells Gain Stem Cell-Like Properties After Nerve Injury
Support Cells Gain Stem Cell-Like Properties After Nerve Injury
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2017
When peripheral nerves are severed, Schwann cells at the injury site begin to proliferate and exhibit stem cell-like gene expression patterns.
Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Shawna Williams | Sep 25, 2017
Low-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient’s awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.
Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good
Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good
The Scientist Staff | Jul 28, 2017
Zebrafish have a remarkable ability to heal their damaged nerve fibers following a spinal injury.
“Waviness” Protects Nerves When Whale Mouths Stretch
“Waviness” Protects Nerves When Whale Mouths Stretch
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 21, 2017
Rorqual whales’ mouths can stretch to more than double their length without causing damage, thanks to two layers of neuronal coiling. 
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 23, 2016
Researchers are using the tissue, synthesized with human pluripotent stem cells and implanted into mice, to study a rare form of Hirschprung’s disease.
Prosthesis Re-creates Sensation of Touch
Prosthesis Re-creates Sensation of Touch
Kate Yandell | Feb 5, 2014
A man whose hand and lower arm were amputated could sense shapes and stiffness and modulate the force of his grasp using a prosthetic hand that was temporarily wired to nerves in his upper arm.
The Role of Neurons in Cancer
The Role of Neurons in Cancer
Kate Yandell | Jul 15, 2013
Nerves growing in cancerous prostate glands appear to spur disease progression.