Cystic fibrosis, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dysrophy, etc.

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    Wonder if it'll work against multiple sclerosis?...
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    Researchers Override a Disease-Causing Gene Mutation
    June 15, 2011 : Scientists report they have found a new way to change the genetic code within living cells, a discovery that could lead to effective treatments for inherited diseases caused by a common genetic mutation.
     
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    Fascinating.

    Cystic Fibrosis is horrible. Hopefully this is a major advancement.
     
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    Multiple Sclerosis is defined as a disease which the nerves of central nevervous system, the brain and the spinal cord degenerates.the Myelin which provides a insulation or covering of the nerves,that improves the conduction of impulses together with the nerves and also it is important in maintaining the healthiness of the nerves. but in Multiple Sclerosis there is an inflammation that causes the myelin to disappear. As a result the electrical impulses that circulate along the the nerves slow downs. In addition in damages the nerves which will further affects the persons effectivity to perform task which controlled by the nervous system such as speech,vision,writing,walking and memory.
     
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    Could help asthma patients too...
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    'Brush' offers clues to fighting lung disease
    23 August 2012 - In people with cystic fibrosis, mucus is not properly cleared from the lungs
     
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    I figure I'd expend my 13,000th post by encouraging everyone to tune into the MDA telethon and donate a buck or five. :thup:
     
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    Breathalyzer test for lung infections...
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    Lung infection identified using 'breath-print'
    10 January 2013 - Identifying the "smell" of different types of lung bacteria could lead to a simple breath test to diagnose infections, a study on mice, in the Journal of Breath Research, suggests.
     
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    The infection has been on the rise over the past decade in patients...
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    Cystic fibrosis bug 'can spread between patients'
    30 March 2013 - A dangerous infection which is becoming more common in people with cystic fibrosis can spread between patients, UK researchers say in The Lancet.
     
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    Mebbe dey'll find a cure in the next 10 years...
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    New lungs buy time but don't cure cystic fibrosis
    13 June`13 WASHINGTON (AP) — The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who fought for a lung transplant has a difficult journey ahead. The transplant isn't a cure for her cystic fibrosis, and new lungs don't tend to last as long as other transplanted organs.
     
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    Stem cell transplants have helped some paralyzed patients to walk on their own...

    Cancer treatment has 'remarkable' results against type of MS
    Jan. 19, 2016 - Some paralyzed patients in a study have been able to walk on their own after being given stem cell transplants from their own bone marrow.
     
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    Loss of taste in MS patients...

    Brain lesions may be cause of taste loss in MS patients
    Feb. 8, 2016 -- Brain lesions caused by multiple sclerosis may damage the sense of taste in patients, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found in a recent study.
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    Cognitive behavioral therapy changes brain volume, study says
    Feb. 5, 2016 - By studying the physiological effects of different therapies, researchers hope to improve mental health outcomes.
     

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