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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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Jordan Janz and mom Cystinosis Research Foundation

The First Stem Cell Transplanted Cystinosis Patient Returns Home!

We are excited to report that Jordan Janz, the first cystinosis patient to receive the autologous stem cell and gene therapy treatment as part of the FDA approved clinical trial, returned home to Canada. Jordan and his mom, Barbara Kulyk, lived in San Diego after Jordan was transplanted on October 7, 2019. Jordan is a true

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