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A New Era is Dawning in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

December 27, 2019

As her health began to worsen in late 2017, Annette Quinn started measuring her declining lung function by…
Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

December 11, 2019

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this…
Could synthetic molecules provide a general treatment for Cystic Fibrosis?

November 18, 2019

A new treatment for lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF) for which there remains no cure could potentially…
OSU researcher expands research into deadly muscle-wasting syndrome

July 17, 2019

An Oregon State University scientist has received a $2.3 million, five-year grant to build on his promising research…
Hinge-like protein may open new doors in cystic fibrosis treatment

July 10, 2019

In recent decades, treatment options for people with cystic fibrosis have improved dramatically. The newest drugs, known as…
New test could lead to personalized treatments for cystic fibrosis

April 19, 2019

Cystic fibrosis is a devastating disease caused by mutations in a specific gene, known as the CFTR gene.…
Potential new cystic fibrosis treatment uses ‘molecular prosthetic’ for missing lung protein

March 20, 2019

An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel…
Scientists find new approach that shows promise for treating cystic fibrosis

March 18, 2019

Researchers say a widely-used antifungal drug may hold promise for treating people with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic…
Researchers find window of opportunity for treatment of early cystic fibrosis lung infections

March 6, 2019

A new study, recently published in Nature Communications, has looked at infections in Danish youth with CF over…
Discovery could help improve cystic fibrosis treatment

February 4, 2019

Researchers exploring the effects of a long-standing treatment for cystic fibrosis have discovered a potential new target for…
New hope for cystic fibrosis

October 19, 2018

A new triple-combination drug treatment being trialled at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane could increase the life expectancy…
For Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections, How Well Antibiotics Work May be Affected by pH, Oxygen

September 27, 2018

People living with cystic fibrosis (CF) spend their entire lives battling chronic lung infections that are notoriously resistant…
Research shows that cystic fibrosis impacts growth in the womb

August 10, 2018

New research, published in Thorax, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis (CF) are born…
New Lung Cell Type Discovered

August 6, 2018

In separate studies published online in Nature, two independent research teams report the discovery of a new, rare type…
Cystic Fibrosis Among Asians: Why Ethnicity-Based Genetic Testing is Obsolete

July 12, 2017

A hypothetical heterosexual couple living in the US or UK takes tests to learn if they are carriers…
The mechanism of mucus: Discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments

March 26, 2017

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer repeated lung infections because their airway mucus is too thick and sticky…
New study resolves the structure of the human protein that causes cystic fibrosis

March 24, 2017

Scientists at The Rockefeller University have mapped the three-dimensional structure for one of the more notorious disease-causing molecules…
Detection of pneumonia through exhaled breath

January 10, 2017

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) often get airway infections, which can be difficult to diagnose. The methods are…
First structural map of the cystic fibrosis protein sheds light on how mutations cause disease

December 2, 2016

Rockefeller scientists have created the first three-dimensional map of the protein responsible for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease…
Multi-drug resistant infection spreading globally among cystic fibrosis patients

November 15, 2016

A multi-drug resistant infection that can cause life-threatening illness in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and can spread…
Calcium induces chronic lung infections

October 24, 2016

Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have discovered that calcium induces the switch from acute to…
Low-cost sensor for cystic fibrosis diagnosis based on citrate

September 21, 2016

Penn State biomaterials scientists have developed a new, inexpensive method for detecting salt concentrations in sweat or other…
Viruses turbo-charge bacterial evolution in cystic fibrosis infections

July 7, 2016

Scientists in the UK have found new evidence that tiny viruses called bacteriophages turbo-charge the evolution of bacteria that…
Scientists developed new molecules to replace function of faulty ion channels

June 12, 2016

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease of the secretory glands that are responsible for producing mucus and sweat.…
New molecules identified that could help prevent cystic fibrosis

June 11, 2016

New research has identified new molecules that could help in the fight to prevent diseases caused by faulty…
A new insight into cystic fibrosis

April 14, 2016

Abnormally thick and sticky mucus that clogs airways and makes the lungs more vulnerable to persistent, difficult-to-treat bacterial…
Evolving insights into cystic fibrosis lung infections

March 7, 2016

Recent research progress into how bacteria adapt and evolve during chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients could…
Researchers further illuminate pathway for treatment of cystic fibrosis

January 13, 2016

New research findings from the UNC School of Medicine add further clarity to a question that has polarized…
Lung cell found to act as sensor, regulator of immune response

January 13, 2016

An uncommon and little-studied type of cell in the lungs has been found to act like a sensor,…
Gene therapy: A promising candidate for cystic fibrosis treatment

November 16, 2015

An improved gene therapy treatment can cure mice with cystic fibrosis (CF). Cell cultures from CF patients, too,…
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