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2013-07-08 12:16:08

University of Toronto researchers are helping demystify an important class of proteins associated with disease, a discovery that could lead to better treatments for cancer, cystic fibrosis and many other conditions. Igor Stagljar, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, and his team developed the first roadmap for ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter proteins. These proteins are crucial components of every cell, and are also involved...

2013-06-26 12:53:53

A drug developed to treat genetic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis may need a radical rethink. In a new study published on 25 June in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers question the mechanistic basis of the drug called PTC124 (also known as Ataluren), casting doubt as to whether it has the molecular effects that are claimed for it. This may have implications for its effectiveness in treating genetic diseases. An estimated 10% of all human...

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...

Feds Will Not Intervene In Child Transplant Case
2013-06-05 12:12:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius“¯announced on Tuesday that she will not personally intervene in the case of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, a Pennsylvania patient with cystic fibrosis who is expected to die within three to five weeks if she does not receive a lung transplant. Because only patients aged 12 and over can join the transplant waiting list for adult lungs and so few children´s lungs...

2013-06-04 23:22:43

The firm is actively filing Fosamax lawsuits on behalf of those who allegedly suffered femur fractures, necrosis of the jaw, and other serious complications related to their use of the drug. (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 An Italian study has found that the use of the bone drug Fosamax by young patients with low bone density and cystic fibrosis can help with bone quality. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which maintains a Fosamax lawsuit information website at http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax,...

2013-05-22 10:22:52

Research into genetic features of pulmonary fibrosis by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine may lead to improved treatment of this deadly lung disease, according to a paper published online by JAMA. The study found that a particular genetic variation helps predict survival in some cases of pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic progressive disease with a median survival of three years. As a result of the study, researchers may want to consider including...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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