Scientists Closer To Finding care for life – threatening genetic diseaseRoyal Holloway Royal Holloway, University of London reported encouraging results in a new gene-based therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy , which is currently no known cure and affects in 3,000 boys.
All the muscular dystrophies are caused by faults in genes passed on by parents to their children and they cause progressive muscle weakness, muscle cells break down and since is gradually lost. The Duchenne type affects only boys and those affected develop the first signs of difficulty walking at the age of 1-3 years.For avian influenza, avian flu recently stayed at the news because of two pre – Thanksgiving Day eruptions in Britain To date, the pathogenic strain of bird flu – also referred to as H5. N 1 – is has been reported in South East Asia and of handful of European countries, no not in the U.S. It has a birds – chickens. And is especially contagious among domestic fowl although the disease is thought originate with migratory birds.. The lab forming part of the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine , is the first place specimens will, if event of doubt suspected case of avian influenza in Kansas. Gary Anderson, Director of the Laboratory and a professor in medical diagnostics and Pathobiology of that the laboratory of U.S. Department of Agriculture was certified flu bird flu testing.