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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.
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.
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.
Mutations in genes essential to survival are behind so-called orphan diseases, explaining in part why these diseases are rare and often deadly.
BETHESDA, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced promising results from an ongoing Phase 2 study evaluating combinations of VX-770 and VX-809, potential medicines designed to treat the defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis. The study enrolled 62 people with two copies of the most common CF mutation, known as Delta F508.
Franchise locations across North America to host fundraiser in support of local charities To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/carstar-automotive-canada/carstar-collision-centres-to-break-guinness-record HAMILTON, ON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - On Saturday, June 11, CARSTAR Collision Centres in Canada and the United States will aim to break the Guinness World Record for the World's largest car wash by washing more than 4,100 cars in eight hours at...
While many 16-year-olds are content with PlayStation, Toronto-area student Marshall Zhang used the Canadian SCINET supercomputing network to invent a new drug cocktail which could one day help treat cystic fibrosis.
OMAHA, Neb., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC/BB: TBIO) announced a significant enhancement to its FAMILION Brugada Syndrome (BrS) test panel at the 2011 Heart Rhythm Society meeting in San Francisco.
Prospects for recovery of lost vision have brightened with the release of new scientific findings showing that the use of gentle near infra-red light can reverse damage caused by exposure to bright light, up to a month after treatment.
Vanderbilt University researchers have identified a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy.
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...