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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...

2014-04-17 08:27:44

Potential to Provide Needed Breathing Support for Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases and Non-Oxygen Dependent Respiratory Diseases IRVINE, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the fifth 510(k) clearance for its Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) System, allowing its use with compressed air supply for non-oxygen dependent patients. The previous four FDA clearances cover the...

2014-04-16 23:00:20

Jump for Cystic Fibrosis June 14-15th and Help Claire’s Place Foundation Win $1,000,000 for Children Living with Cystic Fibrosis Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Claire’s Place Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis, has been selected to compete in a new reality television show for non-profits, entitled “Dare Me For Charity.” The reality competition show allows nonprofits and their supporters to work...

2014-04-16 12:30:01

- Scholarship recognizes 40 exceptional students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who serve as role models for the community through academic excellence, creativity and community service NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced that undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can now apply for the 2014 AbbVie CF Scholarship, which honors young adults with CF as they pursue higher education. Students can apply for the scholarship...

2014-04-08 23:30:19

FiltersFast.com is giving its customers an opportunity to donate $1 at checkout to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Every dollar donated will be matched by FiltersFast.com and will go towards helping the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation find a cure for this chronic disease. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 FiltersFast.com is supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, a chronic disease that affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States...

2014-04-03 20:22:32

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KBIO) today announced that the company will be presenting at the following upcoming investor conference: -- 13(th) Annual Needham Healthcare Conference Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City, NY 11:20AM - 11:50AM US ET (8:20AM - 8:50AM US PT) Presentations will include overviews of the company's KB001-A development program to...

2014-04-01 13:02:44

Antibiotics being explored for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy have the potential to trigger autoimmune disease The code for every gene includes a message at the end of it that signals the translation machinery to stop. Some diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, can result from mutations that insert this stop signal into the middle of an essential gene, causing the resulting protein to be truncated. Some antibiotics cause the cell's...


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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