Making lives better starts here.

The Cystinosis Research Network's vision is the acceleration of the discovery of a cure, development of improved treatments and enhancement of quality of life for those with Cystinosis.

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The Cystinosis Research Network's vision is the discovery of improved treatments and ultimately a cure for cystinosis.

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Family Support.

The Cystinosis Research Network offers a variety of Family Support services such as an article library, support groups, and family conferences.

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Education and Awareness.

The Cystinosis Research Network educates the public and professional community about cystinosis, is actively involved in the rare disease community, and offers educational scholarships to individuals with cystinosis and their siblings.

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2015 CRN Family Conference

Mystery Diagnosis: Cystinosis

The Balancing Act on Lifetime

Cystinosis is a rare, genetic metabolic disease that causes the amino acid cystine to accumulate in various organs of the body. Without specific treatment, children with Cystinosis develop end stage kidney failure at approximately age nine. The availability of cysteamine medical therapy has dramatically improved the natural history of cystinosis, so that well-treated cystinosis patients can live into adulthood.

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2015 Cystinosis Research Network Call for Proposals March 27, 2015
Applicants may now submit proposals for the 2015 CRN Call for Research Proposals. Research proposals may be submitted to CRN for review and consideration. CRN utilizes a Scientific Review Board...
Bonner Paddock to speak at CRN 2015 Family Conference in Chicago March 26, 2015
Bonner Paddock is the Founder of the OM Foundation (OMF), which promotes the idea that any one person can make a difference if they dedicate themselves to look beyond their own personal limits to...
Dinner and Discussion on Cystinosis - Saturday, May 9, 2015 March 23, 2015
Dinner and Discussion on Cystinosis Saturday, May 9, 2015 W Los Angeles - Westwood930 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA  90024 5:30 PM Apetizers / 6:30 PM Dinner and PresentationQuestion and...
Luncheon and Discussion on Cystinosis - Saturday, May 9, 2015 March 23, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 Hubbard Grille793 N. High Street Columbus, OH  43215 11:30 AM Reception / 12:30 PM Luncheon and PresentationQuestion and Answer Session to Follow  Guest...
New Medical Advisory Board Member Announced February 18, 2015
The Cystinosis Research Network is proud to announce a new addition to our Medical Advisory Board -- Patrick Gipson, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics,...
2015 Family Conference Announced January 30, 2015
The CRN Board is busy planning the 2015 Family Conference, to take place July 16-18 at the Doubletree by Hilton – Magnificent Mile hotel in Chicago, IL. This year’s theme is “Winds of Change” – our...
Dinner and Discussion on Cystinosis - Saturday, March 7, 2015 January 28, 2015
The Cystinosis Research Network cordially invites you and your family to join us for: Dinner and Discussion on Cystinosis Saturday, March 7, 2015 Hilton University Place8629 JM Keynes Drive...
Charity Golf Event Supporting Cystinosis Research Network January 19, 2015
Save the Date! June 6th2015 at 9 AM. Thanksgiving Point Golf Course Lehi Utah Cystinosis is working with me now to build a web page to register for the event. If you are interested in...
Cystinosis community member Rebekah Palmer authors, “A Letter to My Friend” January 09, 2015
A Letter to My Friend A book written for teenagers, by a teenager. If you are a young person not quite on your own, in college or a young adult, this book was written with you in mind. The...
Art Exhibit Deadline Extended to March 1 January 08, 2015
The Cystinosis Research Network is hard at work on a brand new project for our worldwide community! “Dream, Achieve, Inspire” is an art exhibit that will debut at the 2015 CRN Family Conference in...
CRN proud to sponsor the KDIGO December 18, 2014
CRN was proud to sponsor the KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) Controversies Conference on Nephropathic Cystinosis, held December 11-13 in Lisbon, Portugal.  Christy Greeley,...
2014 Fall/Winter Newsletter Released November 21, 2014
The CRN 2013 Fall/Winter edition of the newsletter, The Cystinosis Advocate, is available now. Please go to the News/Newsletter link to view it.

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