Posts tagged ‘medical research’

March 11, 2012

Twins Take Part in New Cystinosis Treatment Trial

Jenna & Patrick Partington have cystinosis, a condition caused by an acute build up of the amino acid cystine in their cells. Those with the rare condition has hope however due to a new drug treatment.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/cystinosis-kids-living-time-bombs-strict-medication-regimen/story?id=15884612#.T1yjsoHFuTY

February 19, 2012

Twins are Central to Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

Grant and Luke Mitchell are both great basketball players but only Luke has type 1 diabetes. Their shared identical genetics is helping peel back the curtain on this dreadful disease!

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120219/NEWS07/302190059/Twins-key-juvenile-diabetes-study-VU?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE