Northern White Rhinos: Saving Life from Extinction

The northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is a subspecies of white rhino, which used to range over parts of Uganda, Chad, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Years of widespread poaching and civil war in their home range have devastated northern white rhino populations, and they are now…

Chondroitinase ABC: Gene therapy giving hope to spinal injury patients.

Gene Therapy It is a promising technique for disease treatment, in which genetically modified cells are transferred into or generated within individuals for therapeutic purpose. The cells with modified genes can be induced to differentiate into desired cell types or produce proteins needed for tissue repair. There are two strategies that are currently used in gene therapy,…