Tag Archives: Therapy

Potential new CAR-T cell therapy for multiple myeloma

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center are studying a potential new chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) treatment for multiple myeloma. Their findings were published on Friday, June 24, in The Lancet. “CAR-T cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy that involves harnessing the power of a person’s own immune system by engineering… Read More »

Blind Man’s Sight Partially Restored with ‘Optogenetics’ Gene Therapy

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Matter Scientists Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight With New Gene Therapy Using a technique called optogenetics, researchers added light-sensitive proteins to the man’s retina, giving him a blurry view of objects. In an experiment, a 58-year-old volunteer with a genetic form… Read More »

Skepticism raised over small-scale studies of psychedelic therapy

A researcher whose work has focused on the effect MDMA has on behaviour has questioned the “hyped up” findings from research into psychedelics potential to treat PTSD. Melbourne University researcher Dr Gillinder Bedi said the small number of participants in current trials likely skew results and federal funding would be best directed towards sizing up.… Read More »

MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe

Light therapy is safe and has measurable effects in the brain, according to a pioneering study  by researchers from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Senior investigators Rajiv Gupta, director of the Ultra-High Resolution Volume CT Lab at MGH, and Benjamin Vakoc at the Wellman Center led the study, which was… Read More »

Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as Good as Surgery

Researchers have shown that physical therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome is just as good as carpal tunnel surgery. The researchers report that 1 year after treatment, individuals having carpal tunnel syndrome that had been given physical therapy experienced results equivalent to those for individuals who had carpal tunnel surgery. Individuals who had received physical therapy… Read More »