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Cure-E-Us: Imogene at the World Orphan Drug Conference 2018 Part 1

World Orphan Drug Conference 2018, April 25-27 (Part 1) Getting to the Conference! I drove from northern NJ …5 hours along the tiresome NJ Turnpike, over the Delaware Memorial Bridge, through Delaware which seems like the wink of an eye and then through Maryland, only to get confused…is it 695,95, …

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)as told to Imogene by LittleLab4CF

Text by LittleLab4CF…helpful links added by Imogene. Big data was applied to the first human genome that involved many international efforts. Basic genetics It was cost compared with the first atomic bomb. Craig Venter cut through it with AI and massively parallel processing. A virtual human is the end game …

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Stem cell transplants for lung regeneration – promising breakthrough in China

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in using stem cell transplantation to regenerate damaged lung tissue It has been reported earlier this week, that researchers from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology which could greatly benefit patients with permanent lung damage such as bronchiectasis. (Since …

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LittleLab4CF on the potential of an enormously valuable Genomic Diary

This blog was reproduced from a post by LittleLab4CF , a Super Moderator on the cysticfibrosis.com forum.  “I found myself in a lively discussion with one of my doctor’s about the business of Genomics and what they really want. Dr. “Nancy” was remarking that she’d completed her Christmas shopping, buying 23&Me for pretty much …

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A New Hope for CF! (Planetary Biosciences Review – Jan 2018)

To brighten this post up, I will review the exciting supplements Indrepta and TauriNAC using Star Wars parlance… I’m a 46 year old CFer with my original lungs, living in London, England. Following a virus in November last year, the Phantom Menace of mucous was giving me a hard time …

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AdvocacyGeneticsLiving With CFResearch

A letter from Dr Corey Nislow – the obligation to change the way research is done

Dear CF community, My name is Corey Nislow, I am a 51-year-old academic researcher who has spent the last 30 years studying how genes affect traits. For a bit of my background you can find me here: www.creativedestructionlab.com/people/corey-nislow/ and here scholar.google.ca/citations?user=n1e6LlcAAAAJ&hl=en . My reason for writing is simple. Just over a …

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GeneticsLiving With CFRespiratory DiseaseTreatments

Does Ivacaftor Affect Lung Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis?

Ivacaftor has been shown to increase CFTR activity and lung function in people with Cystic Fibrosis and the G551D mutation, but until a recent study, scientists were not sure if ivacaftor changed the level of bacteria in the lungs. The results of a deeper study on ivacaftor have been published, …

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New Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

New Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis A group of 32 scientists from nine countries have updated the guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis. They published an article last month in The Journal of Pediatrics and the synopsis can be found here in Science Daily. The scientists looked at data from people …

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Radio Interview: CRISPR Gene Editing (relevant to Cystic Fibrosis genetics)

“There has never been a more powerful biological tool or one with more potential to both improve the world and endanger it.” For an in-depth look at the progress being made and the potential of CRISPR, the gene editing tool, listen to this radio interview on National Public Radio. Cystic …

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Cystic Fibrosis Genetics: First Structural Map of Cystic Fibrosis Protein

First structural map of the cystic fibrosis protein sheds light on how mutations cause disease. This article highlights this recent discovery in cystic fibrosis genetics. Scientists from Rockefeller University have created the first three-dimensional map of the protein responsible for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease for which there is no …

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