Gene Therapy Trial Improves Walking Performance for Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Jerry Mendell, MD, director of the Center for Gene Therapy, and Brian Kaspar, PhD, principal investigator in the Center, is co-author of a recent publication on the first human clinical trial involving follistatin gene therapy for patients with Becker muscular dystrophy.
Infection Susceptibility Depends on Kidney pH Balance and Key Enzyme
Andrew Schwaderer, MD, research director of Nephrology, is senior author of a study conducted by clinician-scientists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and collaborating institutions, which evaluated the role of a key enzyme involved in improving the body’s ability to defend itself without antibiotics.
Knowledge and Attitudes about Genetic Testing Held by Parents of Children with Congenital Heart Defects
Sara Fitzgerald-Butt, MS, LGC, genetic counselor in the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research and The Heart Center, collaborated on a study examining genetic knowledge and attitudes of parents of children with congenital heart defects, since genetic testing for specific defects is becoming standard of care in pediatric cardiology.
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