Zoe Solsby

Tuesday November 29, 2022

Donate to CRF today and your donation will have twice the impact to help cure cystinosis! The mission of the Cystinosis Research Foundation is to support basic, clinical, and translational research for better treatments and a cure. Today, because of your generosity and support, CRF is the largest private fund provider of grants for cystinosis …

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Research Progress Report by Bruno Gasnier, PhD, Paris University/CNRS)

CRF has provided over $1 million in research funding to Dr. Gasnier since 2007. In the fall of 2021, Dr. Gasnier was awarded a new grant to research the critical role of cystinosin during embryo development. This is the first progress report for this important project. A Critical Role for Cystinosin During Embryo Development.  Cystinosis …

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Research Progress Report by Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD, University of California, San Diego and Corinne Antignac, MD, PhD, Imagine Institute, Paris, France

CRF awarded a research grant in 2017 to Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of California, San Diego, and Corinne Antignac, MD, PhD, Professor, Laboratory of Hereditary Kidney Diseases, at Imagine Institute, in Paris. The study was designed to gather intra-dermal images of the skin from patients with cystinosis through confocal …

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Research Progress Update by Morgan DiLeo, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Morgan DiLeo, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Ken Nischal, MD, FRCO, Professor, Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, received their most recent grant award in spring 2020 for their work to develop a controlled release cysteamine eye drop. CRF has supported and funded their important research for corneal cystinosis since 2016 with $880,258 …

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Research Grant Progress Report by Justine Bacchetta, MD, PhD, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France

CRF awarded Justine Bacchetta, MD, PhD, and Irma Machuca-Gayet, PhD, their first cystinosis research grant in 2018, for the study of cysteamine toxicity on the bone which became known as the CYSTEABONE project. The second grant was awarded in the fall of 2020, to further study the pathophysiology of bone disease in nephropathic cystinosis.  This …

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Research Grant Progress Report by Liang Feng, PhD, Stanford University

Researcher Liang Feng, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University, and Research Fellow Xue Guo received a grant award in 2020 to continue their work on the Molecular Mechanism of Cystinosis. The objectives of this study are to understand several key aspects of how membrane proteins that have important implications in cystinosis …

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Stem Cell And Gene Therapy Webinar Update Video Now Available!

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Trial Update with Dr. Stéphanie Cherqui, Jordan Janz, and Barb Kulyk Presented Tuesday, October 27, 2020 We had a record of 309 people participating from 20 countries around the world.  The participants represented the myriad of people in our community; adults with cystinosis, parents of children and adults with cystinosis, …

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Final Report – Development and Characterization of a Rat Model of Cystinosis

In 2018, CRF awarded a grant to Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland, and Francesco Emma, MD, Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy, for their research on the Development and Characterization of a Rat Model of Cystinosis.  They successfully generated a novel Ctns-/- rat model that replicates the clinical symptoms of human nephropathic …

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