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Grant to Fulfill Wishes for Children Living with Cystic Fibrosis Narberth, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The Take a Breather Foundation is proud to announce
Enrollment in the Multicenter Trial Begins in Soroka Medical Center in Israel REHOVOT, Israel, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Inhalation Therapies (AIT
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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.
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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.
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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