Erin Hennard

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New Gene Therapy May Help Heart Attack Survivors

<i>By Susan E. Matthews</i><p>Those lucky enough to have survived a heart attack often face an uphill battle — the trauma associated with the attack can often kill enough heart cells to leave survivors much weaker than before. But with a new personalized genetic approach, researchers may have found a way to …

Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Lorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was separated from my husband and so my children, Charlotte and James, had to grow up overnight because suddenly they were caring for me," she says.<p>Charlotte …

New Genetic Therapy Provides Breakthrough for Down Syndrome | The Takeaway | WNYC

Every year, 6,000 American babies are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, the genetic cause of Down Syndrome. But this week, doctors at the …

Parkinson's disease is caused by a 'genetic defect' claim scientists who believe they are closer to treating condition

• Research has linked the disease to a genetic defect that stops cells clearing out defective mitochondria, tiny metabolic generators that supply …

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