Biomarkers

Blood Test May Identify Pregnant Women At Risk Of Premature Birth

New research funded by March of Dimes has found biomarkers in maternal blood that accurately identified pregnant women who would go on to deliver babies up to two months prematurely. The findings were published today in the journal Science. This finding is important as doctors do not currently have ways to accurately assess which pregnancies will end with a premature birth, March of Dimes notes. Additionally, using those same blood
Gene Therapy

New gene therapy corrects a form of inherited macular degeneration in canine model

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a gene therapy that successfully treats a form of macular degeneration in a canine model. The work sets the stage for translating the findings into a human therapy for an inherited disease that results in a progressive loss of central vision and which is currently untreatable. The study, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was led by Karina