Haemophilia hope found
AUSTRALIAN and international researchers have developed a “breakthrough” gene therapy to treat a rare form of haemophilia — a life-threatening disorder that prevents the blood from clotting.
A multi-centre clinical trial has shown the therapy successfully stopped bleeding in nine out of 10 men with haemophilia B. Trial lead Professor John Rasko at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital says the result represents a major milestone in the quest to find a cure for the disorder.
“We are very excited about the results,’’ he said.