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Julette Marie F. Batara, MD

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I did my Neurology training in UP PGH and fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. I was the first fully trained neuro oncologist to practice in the Philippines. Although I still see general neurology patients, my specialty is primary brain tumors, brain and spine metastatic tumors.

Gene therapy: A Potential Medical Wonder

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Gene therapy is the future of the therapeutic medicine. This experimental therapy involves genetic manipulation to prevent or treat specific conditions. It works in three ways – by replacing the faulty gene, deactivating the faulty gene, or by introducing a new gene that suppresses the activity of the faulty gene. Currently, gene therapy is being explored for the treatment of specific cancers, neurological disorders, inherited disorders, and infectious diseases.