Tag Archives: disease

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »

Pushup capacity may be inexpensive way to assess cardiovascular disease risk

Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 pushups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes — including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure — during 10 years of follow-up compared with those who were able to do fewer than 10 pushups during the baseline exam. “Our… Read More »

First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably 

First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably Scientists at Sangamo attempted the first human trial of a gene-editing method to cure rare, debilitating enzyme deficiency diseases  After showing early promise, the DNA replacement failed to reduce levels of harmful unprocessed sugars  The gene replacement itself worked, but after nearly… Read More »