Home > News > Novel Gene Therapy Effectively Reduces Asthma Symptoms in Mice
October 31st, 2003
Novel Gene Therapy Effectively Reduces Asthma Symptoms in Mice
A novel nasal spray containing minuscule particles that deliver therapeutic protein-producing genes effectively reduces allergen-induced airway inflammation and hyper-reactivity, the hallmark symptoms of asthma. "By treating asthmatic mice with this gene therapy, we have allowed their lungs to produce the protein, interferon gamma, that is needed to reduce asthmatic symptoms," said Shyam S. Mohapatra, PhD, principal investigator. Mohapatra and his team selected chitosan nanoparticles as a delivery method for interferon gamma gene.
New non-invasive method can detect Alzheimer's disease early: MRI probe technology shows brain toxins in living animals for first time December 22nd, 2014
Enzyme Biosensor Used for Rapid Measurement of Drug December 22nd, 2014
Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields December 18th, 2014
Iranian Researchers Produce Electrical Pieces Usable in Human Body December 18th, 2014