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Gene Therapy Hopeful Treatment for Neuropathy

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

Researchers in the Neurology Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that injections of a growth factor gene may help improve diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The researchers randomly divided 50 patients with diabetic polyneuropathy into two groups to receive intramuscular injections of plasmid VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) gene or a placebo. Study participants in each group had 3 injections into one leg at 8 standardized sites. Continue Reading »

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