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Comment on: Controversial stem cell study being investigated, scrutinized - Science - Boston.com
Posted 02/18/2014 04:27:48 EST
Nice update, Carolyn.
Comment on: Testing of gene therapies expanding at Boston-area hospitals - Boston.com
Posted 07/14/2013 12:08:37 EDT
I track the clinical trials underway using gene therapy in the eye. There are currently 16 clinical trials ongoing. If you would like to look at the table with these trials, which contains live link more »
Comment on: After disappointments, is the time now for gene therapy? - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/04/2013 06:55:31 EDT
To gain a better understanding of the world of gene therapy in medicine, take a look at "The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It" by Ricki Lewis, available via Amazon.com.
Posted 06/02/2013 12:03:22 EDT
I currently track the use of gene therapy in ophthalmology and there are now 16 clinical trials underway or completed to treat 6 additional retinal diseases other than the wet form of AMD. To access t more »
Comment on: Ghosts of Route 1 - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/24/2011 09:24:00 EDT
I may not be correct, but wasn't Chickland and Carl's Duck Farm on Rt 1? more »
Comment on: 'Alex Beam investigates another pencil case'
Posted 10/22/2010 01:05:26 EDT
For more on the ADL Plastic Pencil and the Erasable Ink Pen, as well as other products and inventions that came out of the ADL Product Technology Laboratories, now known as "the skunkworks", take a lo more »
Comment on: 'Pencil pushers excited for new Blackwing'
Posted 10/01/2010 08:08:45 EDT
For all of you pencil aficionados, there is another, local angle to this story -- the world's first all plastic pencil was invented in Cambridge, MA back in the early 1970s. A team of us working at Ar more »
Comment on: 'High honor for Maine scientist'
Posted 09/21/2010 05:38:01 EDT
The Story Behind the Invention of Lucentis and Avastin With Dr. Napoleone Ferrara of Genentech winning the Lasker Award for his invention of anti-VEGF drugs (a possible precursor to a Nobel?), see the more »