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CFTRc Team Participates in Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History!

Tue, 2016-05-31 17:39

Once again the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) team from McGill University participated in the annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. As a nation, Canada raised $3 million dollars and counting for Cystic Fibrosis research and care. 

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McGill Opens Doors Wide for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:55

For McGill scientists specializing in protein-traffi cking diseases such as cystic fi brosis (CF), October 17, 2011 marked a monumental event with the opening of McGill’s Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building. Celebrated by a one-day symposium highlighting McGill’s proven strengths in this research area, the Centre brings society one step closer to eradicating CF. 

 

Read the whole article HERE.

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Cystic Fibrosis, a Paradigm of Conformational Diseases Presentation

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:53

Gergely Lukacs, from the Department of Physiology, talks about cystic fibrosis, a paradigm of conformational diseases. A "Soup and Science" presentation.

 

Watch the whole presentation on YouTube HERE.

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David Thomas Interview: Tackling Genetic Diseases on Futures in Biotech

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:46

David Thomas, professor and chair in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University addresses progress in molecular biology and the latest strategies for tackling genetic disease. 

 

Watch the whole episode HERE.

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Dr. John Hanrahan on Cystic Fibrosis, CTV News Interview

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:40

Dr. John Hanrahan, of the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) from McGill University, appeared on CTV news to explain that a new treatment for the genetic disease is derived from sea sponges.

 

View the whole interview HERE.

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Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis

Wed, 2016-05-04 10:14

McGill University Health Centre

New study reinforces importance of implementing screening in Quebec

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Cystic fibrosis: questions on the new drug Vertex

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:23

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New avenue for improved treatment of cystic fibrosis

Combining drug targets may prove most effective way to treat disease
Mon, 2013-07-08 13:50

Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutation in the gene that encodes a particular protein, known as the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (or CFTR). Although this discovery was made 25 years ago and the lives of those with the disease have been extended, there is still no effective cure for the disease. Now new information about the nature of the most common form of mutation in the CFTR gene, gathered by a research team led by Dr. Gergely Lukacs of the Department of Physiology at McGill University, offers exciting new avenues for improving the treatment of the disease.

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Marine sponges advance cystic fibrosis research

Untapped sources of chemical diversity may hold the key to new treatments for genetic disease
Thu, 2012-10-25 14:53

A team of researchers at the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre at McGill University and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have uncovered a new molecule for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), one of the most common fatal genetic diseases. The researchers discovered the chemical from a remarkable source, a marine sponge from the South Pacific Ocean. The researchers found that the chemical corrects the localization and restores the function of the defective protein that causes CF. Their findings are published in the current issue of the journal Chemistry and Biology.

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