What is Cystinosis

Cystinosis is a rare inherited disease occurring in about 1 in 200,000 births within developed countries. It occurs when the mechanism removing excess cystine (an amino acid) breaks down.

However, these days with better understanding and earlier diagnosis, people with cystinosis are able to lead a longer, fuller life. It is the Foundation's aim to aid researchers and the cystinosis community to strive for continued improvements.

Update on Prodrugs Research at Sunderland University Sunderland University has given us an update on their research into the use of prodrugs as a [...] Read more...
Registration Now Open! – 8th International Cystinosis Conference The registration website for the 8th International Cystinosis Conference (24th-26th July 2014) [...] Read more...
Jessica Jondle Publishes Book About Life With Cystinosis Jessica Jondle, 30, a teacher from California, USA, has written a book about her experiences of [...] Read more...
Newsletter – November 2012 Issue 21 of the Foundation newsletter has recently been finalised and is available to download [...] Read more...
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