Cancer researchers in Heidelberg are testing a promising treatment approach, using gene therapy to activate a patient’s immune system. After initial positive results, they’re now investigating whether the therapy can help leukemia patients.
Vitamin D is essential for our body. It strengthens our immune system, our bones and supports our muscles. Many people underestimate the importance of vitamin D and unknowingly suffer from vitamin D deficiency.
Butterfly children have a gene defect that makes their skin as fragile as the wings of insects. Now, doctors have managed to save the life of a boy by transplanting his own genetically repaired skin cells.
US regulators have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to fight childhood leukemia. Experts say it may open the way to treating other cancers with a similar procedure.
An FDA advisory panel has unanimously approved a leukemia treatment that could become the first gene therapy approved in the US. The panel hailed the drug as a "major advance" in the battle against childhood cancer.
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