Researchers use patients’ cells to test gene therapy for rare eye disease

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have developed a promising gene therapy strategy for a rare disease that causes severe vision loss in childhood. A form of Leber congenital amaurosis, the disease is caused by autosomal-dominant mutations in the CRX gene, which are challenging to treat with gene therapy. The scientists tested their approach […]

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First mammography screening guidelines issued for older survivors of breast cancer

A nationwide panel of experts has developed the first mammography guidelines for older survivors of breast cancer, providing a framework for discussions between survivors and their physicians on the pros and cons of screening in survivors’ later years. The guidelines, published online today in a paper in JAMA Oncology, recommend discontinuing routine mammograms for survivors […]

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Research finds efficacy of artificial intelligence in MRI artefact removal

Pew-Thian Yap, Ph.D., associate professor of Radiology and director of the UNC Image Analysis Group (BRIC), is the senior author of experimental results published in Nature Machine Intelligence demonstrating effective use of an Retrospective Artefact Correction (RAC) neural network learned with unpaired data to disentangle and remove unwanted image artefacts. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is […]

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New gene variant linked to stroke

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe they have identified a gene variant that can cause cerebral small vessel disease and stroke. The study is published in Neurology Genetics. “The patients we have studied are from the same extended family, and several of them have been diagnosed with cerebral small vessel disease and suffered strokes. […]

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