Three final-year pharmacy students from the University of Sunderland who helped test a range of drugs to treat eye problems in patients suffering from a rare genetic disease have showcased their results at an international conference.
When Brett and Brittney LeBeau got married in 1997, they had no idea they both carried the gene for Cystinosis, a rare disease that primarily affects children. When their daughter, Alexis, was born in 2001 and was constantly vomiting and would not eat, they had no idea what was wrong.
Scientists in Sunderland have been awarded funding for research to help tackle a rare genetic disease. The team of Sunderland University pharmaceutical scientists has received £80,000 from US charity Cystinosis Research Network.
SCIENTISTS on Wearside have won backing from America for their work to combat a rare genetic condition. Pharmaceutical research being carried out at Sunderland University’s new multi-million pound science complex could hold the key to curing cystinosis.
We’ve been going through some adoption-related heartbreak recently due to misinformation – particularly misinformation related to the fact that I either shouldn’t be alive or that my death is imminent because I’m in my early 30s, which is when I’m likely to die according to some of the rhetoric.
At only 7 years old, Mitchell Smith doesn't understand his vital role in fulfilling the Children's Vision for Research, but he definitely appreciates the entertainment value.