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Chinese First to Test CRISPR Gene Editing in Humans

Chinese scientists are the first to inject a person with genes edited with the CRISPR-Cas9 method. The breakthrough could be a “biomedical Sputnik,” Nature Newsreports, referring to the Soviet Sputnik satellite that many say sparked the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States. Oncologist Lu You at …

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GHG Dispatches Ambulatory Services in Zugdidi

The Georgia Healthcare Group (GHG) has released a new ambulatory group  in the largest city of Samegrelo- Zugdidi.   The new group offers eclectic services to citizens of all age groups. The services range from specialist physician consultations, clinical and serological laboratory tests to practical diagnostics. Chiefly, the provision of …

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Azerbaiajani Company Starts Drug Production in Tbilisi Free Zone

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 From the next year, Azerbaijani company will start production of medications at Tbilisi Free Industrial Zone, head of TIZ told Businesscontract. “Drug production is planned in TIZ, which will export to Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and to middle Asia,”Giorgi Tabidze says.  According to him, TIZ has already signed memorandum, and from …

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Imports of Hepatitis C Drug Increased External Trade

Imports of Hepatitis C drugs have contributed in increasing rate of external trade in Georgia, however the rate is declined. In January-September 2016 external merchandise trade (excluding non-declared trade) in Georgia amounted to USD 9104 million, 24 percent higher year-on-year. The exports equaled USD 1512 million (8 percent lower), while …

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Georgian Pharmaceutical Company Plans to Export Drugs to EU

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Georgian pharmaceutical company PSP, plans to export drugs to EU at the end of the 2017. According to founder of the company Kakha Okriashvili, this year PSP will be granted with adequate certificate and Georgia produced drugs will export to EU. At the first stage, Georgia produced drugs will enter …

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France’s First Drug Room for Addicts to Inject Opens in Paris

A Paris hospital is now housing France’s first “shooting gallery” – a safe place where drug addicts can inject under medical supervision. The controversial drug room was opened by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and Health Minister Marisol Touraine on Tuesday. It is near the Gare du Nord, a busy station …

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Component of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help to Reduce Inflammation

Component of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help to Reduce Inflammation

A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University. The …

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First Time in Georgia: Bone Marrow Transplant in Now Available

First time in Georgia, Bone Marrow transplantation procedure will be available at Ingorokva clinic’s latest hospital. New high-tech outpatient clinic, combines bone marrow transplant center, blood bank, radiation therapy and diagnostic departments. Clinic also launched Pediatric department, children’s and baby oncology ambulance. A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that replaces …

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Prospect of Shorter Treatment and Cure for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Although targeted drugs like Gleevec have revolutionized the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), patients generally must take them for the rest of their lives and may cease benefiting from them over time. In new research that could suggest a road to a cure, scientists at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute …

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