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AdvocacyGeneticsResearch

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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GeneticsResearchRespiratory Disease

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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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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Living With CFResearch

A Young Mom is Exploring BlockChain Technology

I me Julia at the Global Genes Conference in California last September. She and I share an interest in BlockChain technology. For me, it is a secure way to share data and get paid. Through our survey, we found that 90% of you (530+participants would like to be paid for …

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Your Cystic Fibrosis Data is Valuable! Watch the Video…Take the Survey!

We hope you agree! Tell us what you think..Be Counted! Take the SURVEY NOW! Video by Lance 2020 ~ 1 minute Survey: 9 minutes

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Living With CFNews & EventsResearchSupportTechnology

The Data Will See You Now! and Cystic Fibrosis Data is Valuable!

I was invited to speak at the PanagoraPharma Conference on Mobile Technology on June 28, 2017. I arrived first thing on Tuesday morning, slide set in hand. The 40th floor of Trade Tower 7 New York City is just as amazing as it sounds…but as I walked in, I was …

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Living With CFResearchRespiratory Disease

Home Monitoring vs. Traditional Care in CF: Year-Long Study Results

A study of home monitoring vs. traditional cystic fibrosis care in 267 patients age fourteen and older showed that after a year, FEV1 decline is similar in both models, though exacerbations are detected earlier in the home monitoring group. Home monitoring consisted of twice weekly electronic logging of spirometry and …

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Clinical TrialsLiving With CFResearchRespiratory DiseaseTreatments

Lung Clearance Index Improved in Children Ages 6-11 on Ivacaftor/Lumacaftor

Ivacaftor/Lumacaftor Improves Lung Clearance Index Score In Children A new phase 3 study, led by The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto, Canada, has been completed on the CF treatment ivacaftor/lumacaftor in children ages 6-11 with two F508-del CFTR mutations. In a group of 206 children from …

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Alternative MedicineNutritionResearchUncategorized

Personal Indrepta Results

I wanted to report the latest news we are seeing with my daughter using Indrepta. She is 19 years old and is DDF508. She is home for the summer and has been away the last year at university.  She has had to maintain her CF regimen by herself. Over the …

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Living With CFResearchRespiratory DiseaseTreatments

Outcomes and Tolerances in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor

Last month, the results of a study were published that looked at the progress and side effects of the cystic fibrosis treatment lumacaftor/ivacaftor in 116 people with CF during a year after starting the medication. 46 (39.7%) people reported side effects related to lumacaftor/ivacaftor, and of the side effects, 82.2% …

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