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Human gene therapy: Advances in Cancer and Blood Disorders

Virotherapy capable of destroying tumor cells and activating anti-tumor immune reactions, and the use of engineered hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to deliver replacement genes that have the potential to cure blood diseases are among the key areas of gene therapy being advanced by German researchers and highlighted in a special issue of Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The issue is available free on the Human Gene Therapy website.

Immune Cells Keep Gut Fungi in Control; Study Found

According to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists, they identified that Immune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi. Defects in the fungus-fighting abilities of these cells may contribute to some cases of Crohn's disease and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This study has been published in Science.