Virus-based gene therapy holds promise for neurological disease

December 21, 2012 |
Novel virus-based gene therapy holds promise for Canavan diseaseNews-Medical.netResearch led by Paola Leone, PhD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM), demonstrates the long term safety and benefit of a virus-based gene therapy that has been applied for the first time ...

New research demonstrates the long term safety and benefit of a virus-based gene therapy that has been applied for the first time in a clinical setting. This novel therapy was used to treat young patients with Canavan disease, a devastating inherited neurological condition that typically takes a child’s life by age ten. Results of the study have just been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, in an article that describes this first clinical application of a viral-based gene therapy for a neurodegenerative/neurological disorder.

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