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2013-09-17 23:32:16

Advancements in Treatment and Research for Cystic Fibrosis (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Causing severe damage to the lungs and the digestive system, Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disorder affecting nearly 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. Those inflicted with the disorder have an inherited defective gene which converts the mucus, typically a thin substance surrounding the tissues, into a thick and sticky substance. The thick mucus blocks the lungs, leading to lung infection and...

2013-09-06 12:26:52

Study uses induced pluripotent stem cells to identify kidney disease defect New research has uncovered a process that is defective in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, a common cause of kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), point to a new potential strategy for preventing and treating the disease. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD), the fourth leading cause of kidney failure...

Cystic Fibrosis Genetics Breakthrough
2013-08-26 12:46:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With over 1,900 mutations in the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF), separating the harmful alterations form the benign ones has been a long, arduous undertaking for geneticists. In a new report published in Nature Genetics, researchers describe major progress in determining which mutations are which, increasing the number of recognized CF-causing mutations from 22 to 127. The new findings represent 95 percent of the...

Judge Rules Sarah Murnaghan Can Be On Adult Lung Transplant List
2013-06-06 12:28:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A federal judge has ruled that 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan can be put on the list for a lung transplant. The young Pennsylvania patient has cystic fibrosis and was given just a few weeks to live if she did not receive a lung transplant. Doctors put her on a transplant list for adults because so few children's lungs become available. The adult list requires children to be at least 12-years-old. Secretary of Health and Human...


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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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