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How much will gene therapy cost for muscular dystrophy?

How much will gene therapy cost for muscular dystrophy?

Too early to tell: The science and technology is only in its infancy... Probably will be decades before it is a reality. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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How much will gene therapy cost when available?

How much will gene therapy cost when available?

No one knows: It is not possible to know that. Gene therapy for any disease is likely a very technologically advanced therapy, so it is likely to be very expensive. Insurances should cover most, or some, of those therapies. The companies developing those therapies have a big say on this. ...Read more

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What is possible cures for cystic fibrosis, how would gene therapy work?

What is possible cures for cystic fibrosis, how would gene therapy work?

Replace gene: In cystic fibrosis the underlying problem is that a single gene is not functioning. Gene therapy would allow that gene to be replaced with a normal functional gene. In theory, this would offer a cure. In practice, such a cure has proven elusive however work continues. ...Read more

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How much DNA is needed for nanopore sequencing?

How much DNA is needed for nanopore sequencing?

A future scientist: How much do you think is required? a single strand? A single molecule? I encourage you to find the answer. Best of wishes to your future endeavors. ...Read more

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How much and how long is a session of physical therapy?

How much and how long is a session of physical therapy?

Varies: Most pt sessions vary from 45-90 minutes. Pt is variable. It can involve strengthening, stretching, walking, balancing exercise. It can involve various types of neuromuscular techniques. It can be done on land or in a pool. ...Read more

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Is too much hormone therapy a bad thing for prostate cancer patients?

Is too much hormone therapy a bad thing for prostate cancer patients?

It can be. : Androgen deprivation therapy (adt) is used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Though is can slow progression of the disease, it is associated with significant side effects such as bone loss, muscle loss, loss of libido, and possible increased cardiovascular risk. Intermittent hormonal therapy is now under investigation, as are agents to counteract some of the side effects. ...Read more

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How does gene therapy cure diabetes?

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Possibly: I think the data is promising but not absolute. ...Read more

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How long is the average radiation therapy session?

How long is the average radiation therapy session?

A few minutes: 10-15 minutes on the machine, half of which is used to set the patient accurately in position. Radiation is given over a couple of minutes. ...Read more

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What disease is gene therapy is used to treat?

What disease is gene therapy is used to treat?

Selected: Gene therapy describes an approach whereby genetic technology will be used to treat many conditions. The easiest use of gene therapy is to replace a faulty gene. An example is glybera which is approved in europe to treat lipoprotein lipase deficienct, a rare genetic disorder. ...Read more

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What is ctl4 and how does yervoy work?

What is ctl4 and how does yervoy work?

CTLA-4: Ctla-4 (cytotoxic t-lymphocyte antigen 4), also known as cd152 (cluster of differentiation 152), is a protein receptor that downregulates the immune system. Ctla4 is found on the surface of t cells, which lead the cellular immune attack on antigens. The t cell attack can be turned on by stimulating the cd28 receptor on the t cell. ...Read more

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How effective is color therapy for arthritis?

How effective is color therapy for arthritis?

Color therapy: What type of color therapy are you referring to? Need more information in order to help you. ...Read more

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What is lamin a/c mutation and how is it treated?

What is lamin a/c mutation and how is it treated?

It cannot be treated: Lamin proteins are thought to be involved in nuclear stability, chromatin structure and gene expression. Mutations in the lmna gene are associated with several diseases, including muscular dystrophy, familial partial lipodystrophy, limb girdle muscular dystrophy, dilated cardiomyopathy, charcot-marie-tooth disease, and others. ...Read more

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How will i know breast cancer hormone therapy is working?

How will i know breast cancer hormone therapy is working?

Depends on situation: If you are receiving hormonal therapy for metastatic breast cancer you will hopefully notice improvement in symptoms from the cancer or by seeing an improvement on another scan. If you are taking hormonal therapy to minimize the chance of recurrence, there is no way to know how well it is working for you as an individual. However, many studies prove that it decreases the chance of recurrence. ...Read more

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How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

Average : Not so different from acupuncture. Which means not too, different from "cold turkey, " or, other forms of smoke cessation programs. ...Read more

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How much cancer risk is there taking a telomerase activator?

How much cancer risk is there taking a telomerase activator?

Likely good sized.: This helps to immortalize cell lines, and telomerase activity has been observed in roughly 90% of tumors, so it is likely to increase the risk of cancer considerably, also since this makes mutation of chromosomes much more possible. This also upregulates the role of 70 genes responsible for tumor growth and spread throughout the body, and the activation of glycolysis, so the cells can use sugar. ...Read more

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What is brain music therapy and how does it work?

What is brain music therapy and how does it work?

Experimental: According to the bmt website - "brain music therapy was developed in the early 1990s, at the moscow medical academy, in russia...A special technology was developed to turn a person’s unique brain waves into piano music." the listed research does not include any well designed and well controlled studies. ...Read more

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Realistically speaking, how much pain is someone in when radiation/chemo is needed?

Realistically speaking, how much pain is someone in when radiation/chemo is needed?

It varies: Pain may not be present at all for chemotherapy and/or radiation to be needed. Some people with cancer may be in severe pain and chemotherapy and/or radiation may be used to alleviate pain. ...Read more

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Breast cancer : how long and how much does it cost for the hormone treatment?

Breast cancer : how long and how much does it cost for the hormone treatment?

Depends on cancer: Usually five years for hormonal treatment, but every patient and every cancer is unique. Your specialists will be able to answer the question, and explain the rationale. ...Read more

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How much is melanoma testing generally?

How much is melanoma testing generally?

Depends on test: A general physical examination may the only thing needed, if no suspicious lesions are noted and the cost would be of a visit. If a suspicious lesion is noted and needs biopsy then the costs include the cost of surgical procedure and diagnostic work up by pathology. ...Read more

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Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more


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Gene Therapy (Definition)

Genes are the hereditary units of DNA. Gene therapy is a new area of research in which individuals with genetic diseases can be treated by the insertion, modification, or removal of ...Read more