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Latest News from the ISSM - May 29, 2015 Member Login
Don't Miss the 4th ICSM Next Month in Madrid!

The 4th International Consultation on Sexual Medicine to be held June 19 - 21, 2015 in Madrid is just three weeks away!  

We hope you'll join us at the MeliĆ” Castilla hotel for this productive and informative program, which includes sessions on male and female sexual dysfunction, experimental models, diagnostics, treatments, and more.

Click here to register today!

Gene Therapy Targets Erectile Dysfunction

In time, men with erectile dysfunction (ED) may have a new option for getting erections: gene therapy paired with blue light exposure.

Swiss scientists have developed the technique and conducted successful trials in rats. Investigating the protocol in humans is their next planned step.

The method involves injections of genetic material directly into the penis. Once this is done, an erection can be induced by shining blue light on the area. Sexual stimulation would not be required. 

In a press release, lead researcher Martin Fussenegger of ETH Zurich said he did not expect many side effects in humans. Nor did he think the genetic material would spread to other parts of the body. 

More testing is needed.  "Before it can be used as a treatment, it requires highly expensive clinical tests. We are actively looking for partners to put our technology into clinical practice,” Mr. Fussenegger said.

More information is available here

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