How we can use viruses to treat serious diseases including CLL (CAR-T therapy)

How we can use viruses to treat serious diseases including CLL (CAR-T therapy)

Dave Hawkes, a postdoctoral researcher in the Peptide Neurobiology group at the Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health in Melbourne Australia, is a virologist who designs and builds new and innovative viral tools. In his article below, he explains how we can use viruses to help us fight diseases (as in the CAR-T therapy developed at the University of Pennsylvania ) and as probes to study how our brain works:

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Some previous articles on CAR-T therapy can be found here:

Using Engineered T-Cells to fight Leukaemia (Fire With Fire)

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Dr Sharman provides an update on an NIH CAR-T trial for relapsed/refractory DBLC

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CAR research at MDAnderson ... Patient Power Interview from ASH 2012

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Neil

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  • I remember reading about the little girl, Emma, last year who was in 'the last chance saloon' and very, very poorly. An amazing story :)

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