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2013-12-10 08:30:14

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the Company's lead antibiotic product, AeroVanc, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients. The company also received Fast Track designation for AeroVanc pursuant to section 506(a)(1) of the Food and Drug...

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. She plans to run 26.2 miles over 48 hours to benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 StratAcuity (http://www.stratacuity.com), a leading bio-pharmaceutical staffing and placement firm with offices in Boston and San Diego, is proud to announce Associate Director...

2013-12-03 12:26:52

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) received the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Breath of Life Legislator Award for his work to help improve the health and quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease that affects 30,000 children and adults in the United States, and 70,000 people worldwide. "Senator...

2013-11-27 12:23:47

One Year Anniversary of Canadian Approval for KALYDECO Goes by Without Public Access TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians with cystic Fibrosis (CF) have been living with unequal access to treatment for a full year now as KALYDECO a life-saving treatment for this disease celebrates its one year anniversary of approval by Health Canada without wide spread public drug plan coverage. Some Canadians have been lucky enough to receive this medication through their private...

2013-11-26 15:05:56

Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Quebec at Montreal, have developed a new microsystem for more efficient testing of pharmaceutical drugs to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, MG (myasthenia gravis) and epilepsy. A large percentage of pharmaceutical drugs target ion channels, which are proteins found in a cell's membrane, that play a pivotal role in these serious disorders and that are used to test the effectiveness...

2013-11-12 08:34:16

Revolutionary DNA test checks carrier status for over 1700 genetic diseases LEUVEN, Belgium, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, Gentle announced a revolutionary DNA test that checks one's carrier status for over 1700 severe genetic diseases. This test should help prevent prospective parents from passing these diseases on to their children. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131112/MN13308) "Every day, 3 children are born with Cystic Fibrosis in the U.S. alone,"...

2013-11-11 11:00:52

Uni of Edinburgh news release Patients with damaged organs could be helped by new treatments after scientists have discovered how tissues scar. Researchers say that the finding could pave the way for new drugs and eventually reduce the number of patients on organ transplant waiting lists. Fibrotic diseases occur in many tissues within the body – including the liver, lung or kidneys – and have a range of causes including viruses or toxins. Experts say that the main source of scar...

2013-11-06 08:29:51

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new, national survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, 72 percent said they have experienced at least one of the following gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms a few times a month or more: diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, frequent bowel movements, unexplained weight-loss and non-specific GI discomfort. Surprisingly, a majority of surveyed participants (74 percent) have lived with their GI symptoms for more than six months....

2013-10-23 23:29:31

The third annual Dawg Run, hosted by local restaurant J Dawgs, is sponsored in part by Fibernet Corp. Orem, UT (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 On Saturday, October 26, Fibernet Corp will be sponsoring and participating in the 3rd Annual Dawg Run, hosted by J Dawgs. Proceeds from this event benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Participants are asked to run a mile around the Provo High School Track, then to go J Dawgs station to eat hot dogs and compete in other physical challenges. Awards are...

2013-10-22 23:27:35

LizArt Gallery, a website featuring photographs and gifts from artist Elizabeth Sohnle, is pleased to announce a new campaign aimed to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Elizabeth Sohnle Fine Art Photographer is pleased to announce a new campaign aimed to increase public awareness and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, both locally and nationally. Her website http://www.lizartgallery.com features acclaimed photographs and gifts from artist...


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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