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Final Research Progress Report Ming Li, PhD and Jacob Kitzman, PhD, University of Michigan

The research study, “Dissect the Protein Turnover Mechanism of Cystinosis Mutants” received a CRF research grant of $285,648 in 2018.  Dr. Li explained in lay terms the purpose of the study,  “some people consider it as an “overkill” for grocery stores to throw away expired food even though most of them can still be consumed. …

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Final Research Progress Report Sihoun Hahn, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute

CRF has supported Dr. Hahn’s important research since 2017, awarding $234,458 for his research on Newborn Screening.  The aim of the study was to develop and validate a specific and quantitative assay for newborn screening of cystinosis. Objective/Rationale Newborn screening (NBS) has proven to be highly effective at reducing healthcare costs, improving outcomes, and avoiding …

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JOIN US ON GIVING TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2020 – CRF AND JPFH ON THE PATH TO A CURE!

The Cystinosis Research Foundation is proud to partner with Jenna & Patrick’s Foundation of Hope on this Giving Tuesday! Today because of your generosity and support, CRF is the largest private fund provider of grants for cystinosis research in the world, and we are pleased to let you know that 100% of your donations directly …

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Research Progress Report by Liang Feng, PhD, Mentor and Xue Guo, PhD, Fellow

CRF has supported Dr. Feng at Stanford University since 2015, awarding him $525,000 for his important research on the Molecular Mechanisms of Cystinosis. The goal of the study is to decipher the membrane transporters found on lysosomes that play critical roles in the pathogenesis and therapy of cystinosis.  Download Dr. Feng’s final progress report for …

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Research Progress Report Update by Pierre J. Courtoy, MD, PhD

Evaluation of Ctns-/-Mice Protection by Oral Supplementation with Basic Amino-Acids:  Focus on Kidneys – Extension to Another Colony Since 2016, CRF has supported Pierre Courtoy MD, PhD, and Christophe Pierreux, PhD, with $504,728 in grant funding for their important research studies at the de Duve Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Despite the challenges with Covid-19, they …

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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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Research Progress Update by Benjamin (Beno) Freedman, PhD,

Developing A Therapeutic Strategy For Cystinotic Nephropathy With iPS Cells CRF has supported Dr. Freedman since 2018, awarding $392,316 for his important study at the University of Washington Medicine/Nephrology, using human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and derived kidney organoids to develop therapeutics for cystinotic nephropathy.  His August 2020 report outlines the progress he has …

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