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2013-12-10 10:29:34

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. Misfolded protein molecules, caused by gene mutation, are capable of maintaining their function but are misrouted within the cell and can’t work normally, thus causing disease. The OHSU team...

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...

2013-11-26 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...

2013-11-11 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...

2013-10-23 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...


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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