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Scientists Use Drug To Repair Rare Birth Defect
2013-12-22 17:37:52

University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists have developed a potential cure for a rare eye disease, showing for the first time that a drug can repair a birth defect.

2013-12-20 13:27:32

Scroll down to listen to an explanation of how scientists think the microbiome, disease, and the immune system are related.

2013-12-10 10:29:34

A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases — from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease — that are caused by "misfolded" protein molecules.

2013-12-03 23:29:30

Klyn Elsbury, Associate Director for StratAcuity, is honored to accept her nomination as one of "San Diego’s Finest" by the San Diego Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Latest Cystic fibrosis Reference Libraries

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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