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2011-08-24 17:24:59

Association between socioeconomic status, sex, and age at death from cystic fibrosis in England and Wales (1959 to 2008): cross sectional study Despite improvements in survival for people with cystic fibrosis over the last 50 years, females and individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds continue to die younger than males and the more privileged in society, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The findings suggest that the socioeconomic and sex differences in age...

2011-07-14 15:17:23

The human genome encodes 243 voltage-gated ion channels. Mutations in calcium channels can cause severe inherited diseases such as migraine, night blindness, autism spectrum disorders and Timothy syndrome, which leads to severe cardiovascular disorders. Katrin Depil and Anna Stary-Weinzinger together with colleagues from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Vienna analyzed changes in molecular organization of calcium channels caused by Timothy syndrome mutations....

2011-07-13 07:17:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Compared to standard diagnostic procedure, infants with cystic fibrosis who received treatment based on a diagnostic procedure involving gathering and culturing fluid samples from the lungs didn't have a lower prevalence of lung-damaging infection or structural lung injury at 5 years of age, according to this study. Early pulmonary infection in children with cystic fibrosis, particularly with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is associated with an increased risk of illness...

2011-06-26 00:02:05

ACCURUN® 644 Control has received CE marking and is now labeled for in vitro diagnostic use in the European market Milford, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 SeraCare Life Sciences, a global life sciences company providing vital products and services to facilitate the discovery, development and production of human diagnostics and therapeutics, today announced it has received CE marking for its ACCURUN® 644 Control for Cystic Fibrosis Testing, now available in Europe. After serving as a...

2011-06-24 12:12:00

Familial hemiplegic migraine is a rare and severe subtype of migraine with aura, an unusual sensory experience preceding the migraine attack. Researchers from the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, and CNR Institute of Neuroscience in Pisa, Italy, have developed a mouse model of Familial Hemiplegic Migraine type 2 (FHM2) and used it to investigate the migraine's cause. The study will be published on June 23rd in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. The researchers developed a...

2011-06-20 12:47:23

A single gene is central in the development of several forms of polycystic kidney and liver disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the June 19 issue of Nature Genetics. The findings suggest manipulating activity of PKD1, the gene causing the most common form of polycystic kidney disease, may prove beneficial in reducing cysts in both liver and kidney. "We found that these conditions are not the result of an all or nothing phenomenon," said Stefan Somlo, the C.N.H. Long...

2011-06-12 09:56:00

MILFORD, Ohio, June 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Guinness World Record has been set in suburban Cincinnati on Saturday, June 11, 2011 - for the largest car wash in history. The 12 Cincinnati-area CARSTAR stores led more than 140 stores across the United States and Canada in the North American attempt to break the Guinness World Record it set in 2009 for "World's Largest Car Wash - Multiple Venues" by washing 4,918 cars in eight hours. (Photo:...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

Pool Fun Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis This Summer (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 This summer, swimmers and pool enthusiasts can make a splash for a very worthy cause with BioGuard Splash for CF, a nationwide fundraiser in support of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and their local hospital care centers. This is the fourth year that BioGuard, one of the nation's premier suppliers of pool and spa care products, is donating a percentage of sales from sanitizer products to Splash for CF. The company...


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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