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2012-04-30 06:24:54

Every Canadian Called on to Fight for People Struggling with CF  TORONTO, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Tomorrow marks the first day of May, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Cystic Fibrosis Canada shines the spotlight on 4,000 Canadians living with this fatal genetic disease, by raising awareness and funds for life-saving CF research and care.  "Every week, two children are diagnosed and one person dies from this devastating disease in Canada,"...

2012-04-25 14:21:31

Legislation Would Increase Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Rare Disease Treatments BETHESDA, Md., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement regarding Senate committee approval of legislation to include consultation with rare disease experts and patient advocates as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) systematic drug review process. [Details provided below.] Statement from...

2012-04-24 13:03:27

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that modifies the risk of newborns with cystic fibrosis (CF) developing neonatal intestinal obstruction, a potentially lethal complication of CF. Their findings, which appeared online March 15 in PLoS Genetics, along with the findings of their Toronto-based colleagues, published April 1 in Nature Genetics, may lead to a better understanding of how the intestines work and pave the way for identifying genes involved in secondary complications...

2012-04-23 12:47:00

Pathogen interferes with important survival process in cells whose job is to fight infection Scientists have found why a certain type of bacteria, harmless in healthy people, is so deadly to patients with cystic fibrosis. The bacterium, Burkholderia cenocepacia, causes a severe and persistent lung infection in patients with CF and is resistant to nearly all known antibiotics. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disorder characterized by a buildup of mucus in the lungs and other parts of the...

2012-04-20 10:14:03

By developing software that uses 3-D models of proteins involved in cystic fibrosis, a team of scientists at Duke University has identified several new molecules that may ease the symptoms of the disease. Computer algorithms created by the team predict how well a given molecular structure will block a basic protein-protein interaction known to occur in cystic fibrosis. To test the predictions, the scientists synthesized the molecules and measured how well they attached to one of the...

2012-04-05 06:24:29

The CF Foundation's "Adding Tomorrows" video selected from more than 1,000 entries; to be featured on YouTube's homepage. BETHESDA, Md., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been awarded "best video" in the DoGooder YouTube Nonprofit Video Awards for the Large Nonprofit Category. The annual contest is designed to recognize the creative and effective use of video to promote the work of the nonprofit sector in catalyzing social good. The...

2012-03-27 08:42:12

University of Michigan-led research team finds that while antibiotics can help CF patients live longer, they also help treatment-resistant bacteria flourish When it comes to treating cystic fibrosis, the current standard of aggressive antibiotic treatments may not always be the best answer, a decade-long study led by researchers at the University of Michigan has found. Traditionally, bacteria-blasting antibiotics are used to suppress infection in CF patients' lungs to the lowest level...

2012-03-13 07:00:00

HOUSTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announced today that doctors recently performed a rare double organ transplant to save the life of Tyler Nelson, a 17 year old patient with cystic fibrosis. The wait is over for Nelson who has lived in Houston during a 16-month wait for a double organ transplant of lungs and liver. Tyler received those life-saving organs at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston on Feb. 29, 2012. Doctors are optimistic about his...

2012-03-12 14:31:32

New research could provide roadmap for more effective drug discovery for CF A recent study led by Gergely Lukacs, a professor at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, and published in the January issue of Cell, has shown that restoring normal function to the mutant gene product responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF) requires correcting two distinct structural defects. This finding could point to more effective therapeutic strategies for CF in the future. CF, a...

2012-03-06 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Islet Sciences, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of One E-Commerce Corporation (OTC.BB: ONCED), a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of patented technologies in the field of transplantation therapy for patients with diabetes, today announced that the company has named George J. Todaro, M.D. and Jerry L. Nadler, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Todaro and Dr. Nadler join Joel D. Perlin, Dr. Jonathan Lakey...


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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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