Just curious...

Matt Cooperberg mrc at dartmouth.edu
Fri Feb 3 17:11:46 EST 1995

I saw an article in the New York Times Science Times last month (I
think) about a cardiologist who treated a man with a blocked femeral
(?) artery with genetic therapy: the guy had already had one bypass
which had not worked, and was facing amputation. The procedure was to
insert an active blood vessel growth-promoting gene (isolated from
fetal and tumor cells) into the artery wall (smooth muscle cells take
up naked DNA) via a catheter. The theory was that the artery would then
grow new branches around the clot.

Has anyone heard any more from this? The results were supposed to be
out a few weeks later.


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