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DNA sequencing and patient data used to halt infection outbreak

Clinical and research teams at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, using infection prevention and control best practice, whole genome sequencing and electronic patient data, have halted an outbreak of a potentially deadly fungal pathogen after detecting that multi-use patient equipment was responsible. The breakthrough at the John Radcliffe Hospital is significant as this […]

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Synthetic DNA technology provides a novel strategy for effective delivery of a complex anti-HIV agent

Scientists at The Wistar Institute have applied their synthetic DNA technology to engineer a novel eCD4-Ig anti-HIV agent and to enhance its potency in vivo, providing a new simple strategy for constructing complex therapeutics for infectious agents as well as for diverse implications in therapeutic delivery. This critical development was published online in the journal […]

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Breakthrough in research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Breakthrough in muscular dystrophy research after scientists edit DNA to rebuild muscles Breakthrough in muscular dystrophy research after scientists edit DNA to strengthen muscles weakened by the genetic disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects as many as one in every 3,500 boys It kills patients by their mid-30s by weakening the heart and breathing muscles Scientists […]

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RUNX proteins act as regulators in DNA repair, study finds

A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins are integral to efficient DNA repair via the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pathway. Led by Professor Yoshiaki Ito, Senior Principal Investigator at CSI Singapore, and involving Senior Research Scientist Dr. Vaidehi Krishnan […]