This is a medical video will focus on the amazing break through being made in Cystic Fibrosis.
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Jennifer: 18 year old Amy Crews, trys to live a normal life. Amy: I don’t want be people who are sorry for me; I don’t want to be pity. Steve Lambert: We don’t focus on the fact that she is got a diseased we focus on the life that she is living. Jennifer: Amy was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was 2 months old. She had a number of surgeries including having one lung removed. Recently she decided to be a part of research. Amy Crews: I hope with the research case as they have that again and then they can use this new medicine to and hope of the people and help me. Jennifer: Scientist David Bedwell says the research involves repairing a gene. All genes start and stop creating a full length protein and 10 % of CF patients there is a prematured start and the protein is not made properly. David Bedwell: What we are doing is we are tricking the machinery into by passing that first step the pre-mature stop and reading all the way in so to make the following function protein. Jennifer: Research shows the antibiotic gentamicin can correct the problem. David Bedwell: This is one of the first times we were actually alter the this kind of machine or it to do something you wanted to do. Jennifer: Amy’s gene was changed well on the medication. J.P Clancy: And question is asked about persistence impossible. Jennifer: The down sided put into her pediatrician J.P Clancy is that gentamicin has sever side effects and can be used long term. J.P Clancy: It is in a permanent fix we can only work for the period of time that the medication is used. Jennifer: But research will say this discovery is step in the right direction, THIS IS Jennifer Mathew reporting.