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2010-11-15 07:00:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the publication of data from a Phase 2a clinical trial of ataluren in children with nonsense mutation cystic fibrosis (nmCF) in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The published data show that treatment with ataluren, an investigational new drug, resulted in statistically significant improvements in the production and function of cystic fibrosis transmembrane...

2010-10-12 18:18:07

Study recognized for significance and importance in the world's most common genetic disease A University of Missouri researcher believes his latest work moves scientists closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, one of the world's most common fatal genetic diseases. The Journal of Biological Chemistry has published findings by Tzyh-Chang Hwang, a professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. The publication...

2009-12-06 13:34:59

The dramatically new approach to protein misfolding could lead to new therapies for a number of diseases In an encouraging new development, a team led by Scripps Research Institute scientists has restored partial function to lung cells collected from patients with cystic fibrosis. While there is still much work to be done before the therapy can be tested in humans, the discovery opens the door to a new class of therapies for this and a host of other chronic diseases. The results were...

2009-07-31 07:56:44

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) usually experience significant muscle loss, a symptom traditionally considered to be a secondary complication of the devastating genetic disease. However, a recent study by Dr. Basil Petrof reverses the equation: his results show that muscle atrophy and weakness may be a primary symptom caused by the effects of CFTR gene mutations on the muscle itself. Dr. Petrof's findings will be published on July 31 in Public Library of Science "“ Genetics.Cystic...

2009-04-27 09:07:00

Company's Scientists also Enhance Industry Standards for Quality Screening in Three Articles Published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics MADISON, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics scientists provide new insights into genetic factors affecting the accuracy and quality of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) carrier and newborn screening in three separate articles published in the May 2009 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX)...

2008-10-21 06:00:24

EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPIX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics through the use of its proprietary and highly efficient in silico drug discovery platform, today announced that Martin Mense, Ph.D., principal scientist and head of Cystic Fibrosis biology at EPIX, is scheduled to present at the 22nd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference on Friday, October 24, 2008. Dr. Mense will participate in a symposium entitled...

2008-09-16 06:00:28

EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics through the use of its proprietary and highly efficient in silico drug discovery platform, today announced that it has achieved another milestone in its collaboration with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (CFFT), the nonprofit affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. As a result, EPIX will receive $500,000 from CFFT, bringing the total amount of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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