CRF awards $1.

CRF awards $1.75 million in 11 new grants to researchers to locate a cure for cystinosis The Cystinosis Research Foundation of Irvine, Calif., announced it awarded $1 .75 million in 11 new grants to researchers in the United States, Canada, Belgium and Italy who are working to find a cure for cystinosis, a rare, deadly metabolic and genetic disease that afflicts about 500 children and adults in the U.S. And 2,000 world-wide. This brings the quantity of funded research in 2009 2009 to $3.3 million, the biggest one-year award total ever. With an increase of than $10.8 million in grants for cystinosis research issued by the CRF since 2003, our foundation is the leading funding source for bench and medical investigations worldwide.