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2014-05-16 08:26:28

- Data Demonstrate Positive Trends in Lung Function and Pulmonary Exacerbations - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that the results of a Phase 3 study of ataluren in patients with nonsense mutation cystic fibrosis (nmCF) were published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The results demonstrated positive trends in both the primary endpoint, lung function as measured by relative change in % predicted FEV(1) (forced...

2014-05-15 12:36:44

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Announces "Walk Weekend" -- Fundraising Events Held Nationwide May 17-18 BETHESDA, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend tens of thousands of walkers will hit the pavement and raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraiser and includes a total of 500 walks throughout the year -- with 200 this Saturday and Sunday. Cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease that causes...

2014-05-13 23:10:04

Brothers Mario and Luca Lavorato are inspirational examples for those living with CF. Toronto (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Brothers Mario and Luca Lavorato know the realities of cystic fibrosis; they have lived with it their entire lives. They know all too well how cystic fibrosis (CF) patients need to make peace with the realities of their condition at a heartbreakingly young age. Yet while this cruelty of fate has the potential to discourage, it can also inspire, motivate and serve as a...

2014-05-07 23:01:17

With expanded screening test, 50 percent of Ashkenazi Jewish individuals are expected to be identified as carriers of at least one of the 38 diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the launch of its Expanded Carrier Screening Panel for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. This test increases the number of diseases covered from 20 to 38, giving Ashkenazi Jewish individuals a 1 in 2 chance of being a carrier for at least one of...

2014-05-06 23:13:57

NorthStar employees rally behind the Clegg family in 5k Run/Walk for Cystic Fibrosis. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Over the weekend, NorthStar Alarm employees rallied behind Jordan Clegg, a rambunctious 18-year-old who battles Cystic Fibrosis, and his family in the Provo 5k Run/Walk for Cystic Fibrosis race that benefits the Great Strides Foundation. For the past seven years, Melanie Jenkins, a NorthStar Alarm employee, has taken part in the event to support the Clegg family who are...

2014-04-30 08:34:06

Parion plans to initiate Phase 2 studies of P-1037 for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in the second half of 2014 DURHAM, N.C., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parion Sciences, a company dedicated to the development of novel treatments for pulmonary and ocular diseases, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to reacquire the rights to epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) inhibitors identified and developed under a research collaboration announced...

2014-04-29 12:33:15

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Cystic Fibrosis Canada and new National Ambassador Ben Mulroney, from CTV's ETALK, invite all Canadians to join in the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF) during the month of May. As his first priority as National Ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Mulroney will be leading the Great Strides(TM) walk, a national fundraising event, taking place Sunday, May 25, 2014 in 70 locations across Canada. All money...

2014-04-28 23:11:43

On April 26, 2014, Team FiltersFast.com, led by company President Ray Scardigno, participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike for a Cure. With generous donations from customers along with FilterFast.com matching funds, the team was responsible for raising $23,408 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Team FiltersFast.com is resting up after hiking over 30 miles in one day on the famous Appalachian Trail as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike. For...

2014-04-22 23:01:55

Computer model of pathogens paves way for new treatments. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The two species of bacteria are genetically similar – both contagious, both drug resistant, both preying upon people with cystic fibrosis or weakened immune systems – yet they go about their sinister work very differently. There is much to be learned both from how they are alike and how they differ, and so researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have recreated them...

2014-04-22 12:28:33

Jon Stewart to Perform at Benefit Show at Jazz at Lincoln Center NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy award-winning comedian Lewis Black will host a one-night-only variety show featuring comedy, song and dance, with some help from his friends, including Jon Stewart, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Madigan and others. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140422/77256 What: Lewis Black Presents Big Stars, Big Cure: An Unforgettable Night of Comedy and...


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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