May 2024

Research Grant Progress Report by Liang Feng, PhD, Associate Professor, Stanford University in California

Researcher Liang Feng, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University, received a grant award in 2022 for his research “Investigating the Molecular Basis of Protein Dynamics in Cystinosis”.  The goal of his study is to understand the molecular basis of protein dynamics that have important implications in cystinosis. Conformational transitions play […]

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Research Progress Report by Drs. Francesco Emma and Anna Taranta, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital

Researchers Francesco Emma, MD, Head Nephrology Unit, and Anna Taranta, PhD, Senior Research Associate, received grant funding in 2022 for their research on the “Impact of Diet Composition on Renal Function and Bone Disease of Ctns⁻/⁻ Mice.” The Ctns-/- knock-out mouse model has been instrumental in the past years to increase our understanding of cystinosis

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Final Research Progress Report by Xin Fan, PhD, and Morgan DiLeo, PhD

 Xin Fan, PhD, Investigator and Morgan DiLeo, PhD, Mentor, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania In the fall of 2022, CRF awarded this grant to Dr. DiLeo and her research fellow, Xin Fan, to investigate a sustained-release drug delivery mechanism to improve the treatment of ocular cystinosis, titled “Liposome cysteamine carriers for eye drop formulation with long-term

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