Only one Canadian researcher has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, for the discovery of insulin in 1923. And yet Canadians have been essential to developments in stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer and brain trauma.
Only one Canadian has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, in 1923. But Canadian discoveries have been essential to stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer.
Couples who are carriers of genes for recessive diseases don’t show any symptoms.
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Cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and fragile X syndrome are serious diseases, and most couples carrying the genetic mutations for these don't know it. Should they all be tested?
Palliative care specialists also need to pay attention to a sick child’s siblings.
While there are similarities in the general principles of palliative care provided to children and adults, there are also key differences.
Some of the notable additions to the PBS include drugs to treat eye and HIV infections, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
An independent expert provides his pick of the most notable drugs added to the PBS on May 1, 2017.
People with cystic fibrosis, Australia’s most common inherited condition, have thick mucus, including on the lungs.
Wider availability of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco since May 1, 2017 means younger patients can now access it.
CF can’t currently be cured but some emerging treatments show promise.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects around 3,000 people in Australia and 70,000 worldwide. It's an inherited disease caused by a mutation in a single gene called CFTR.
Rare diseases are yielding secrets about very common conditions.
The types of bugs that may be calling your lungs home.
Understanding the bugs in our lungs could help treat certain diseases, including asthma.
BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations prompted Angelina Jolie to have a preventative double mastectomy and surgery to remove both ovaries.
What if you could take a simple test to reveal your individual risk of developing a range of cancers and hundreds of other diseases?
A small plastic chip with the capacity to house various strains of bacteria may help successfully treat infection in cystic…
A study assessing the attitudes of would-be Victorian parents to screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) has found that most believe…