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Describing the CF effect

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We have scoured the internet over the last nine months looking for helpful websites and colorful illustrations to describe Bennett's condition.  We haven't found very many good pictures but recently we found a few we like alot so we thought we'd share.  (We will continue to update this post as we find new charts.)

How CF Affects The Body

(Found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/cf/cf_signs.html)

How The CF Gene Works
This picture explains how Bennett's genetic mutation works. The CF gene is a recessive gene (meaning you can have one mutated gene but if you don't have two, you can't have CF).

(Found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/cf/cf_signs.html)

More About The CF Gene
http://www.genetics-health.com/articles/disease-risk-profiling/cystic-fibrosis.php

Why The CF Gene Doesn't Work Properly

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/cf/

Healthy Lungs Versus CF Lungs
http://shinerama.naitsa.ca/cf.htm


More About How CF Affects The Body


A Video about CF
http://video.about.com/cysticfibrosis/Cystic-Fibrosis.htm

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