More dishonesty about animal research from the Daily Mirror

Today the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror published a truly execrable piece of animal rights propaganda dressed up as journalism, in an article attacking neuroscience research undertaken using cats at University College London. The article mischaracterized the two research projects, which were published in the Journal of Neurophysiology in 2012 and 2013,   from … Continue reading More dishonesty about animal research from the Daily Mirror

Merry Christmas for Patients with Hemophilia B

That was the headline of an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) which discussed the very promising results of a small clinical trial of gene therapy to treat hemophilia B – also known as Christmas Disease*. Patients with haemophilia B suffer bleeding in the joints and muscles due to deficiency in a … Continue reading Merry Christmas for Patients with Hemophilia B

Promising clinical trial result for exon skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Last Monday the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign announced that the antisense oligonucleotide drug AVI-4658 had performed well in its second clinical trial in 19 boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD is one of the most common hereditary disorders affecting the skeletomuscular system, and which results in progressive muscle degeneration, difficulty in walking and breathing, and … Continue reading Promising clinical trial result for exon skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy