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Cystic fibrosis is a life threatening, inherited disease of the exocrine glands. The condition primarily affects the digestive and respiratory systems which become clogged with a thick, sticky mucus. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene which results in an excess of salt and water passing into cells, causing a thick, sticky mucus to build up in bodily passageways.
UC San Diego researchers develop 3D visualization tool for mapping omics data onto organs

UC San Diego researchers develop 3D visualization tool for mapping omics data onto organs

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

Moms of children with rare genetic illness push for wider newborn screening

Moms of children with rare genetic illness push for wider newborn screening

Pactster offers free exercise therapy to better lives of people with cystic fibrosis

Pactster offers free exercise therapy to better lives of people with cystic fibrosis

Legalizing mitochondrial donation can prevent children from inheriting life-threatening genetic disease

Legalizing mitochondrial donation can prevent children from inheriting life-threatening genetic disease

Research could lead to improvements in treating diseases caused by mutations in genes

Research could lead to improvements in treating diseases caused by mutations in genes

Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

Penn research could pave way toward new treatments for chronic sinus infections

Penn research could pave way toward new treatments for chronic sinus infections

Breakthrough study could lead to diagnostic tools and better treatments for chronic bronchitis

Breakthrough study could lead to diagnostic tools and better treatments for chronic bronchitis

Potential rare gene mutation could act as predictor for schizophrenia and autism

Potential rare gene mutation could act as predictor for schizophrenia and autism

New multicolor MRI approach could aid disease diagnosis

New multicolor MRI approach could aid disease diagnosis

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Chemist develops new sugar-coated probe to easily detect low pH in living cells

Chemist develops new sugar-coated probe to easily detect low pH in living cells

Four medtech finalists shortlisted in Cambridge Independent’s Entrepreneurial Science and Technology Awards

Four medtech finalists shortlisted in Cambridge Independent’s Entrepreneurial Science and Technology Awards

Researchers develop potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions

Researchers develop potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions

Two new discoveries provide better understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics

Two new discoveries provide better understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics

Researchers reveal new type of sweat test for better CF diagnosis

Researchers reveal new type of sweat test for better CF diagnosis

Newly identified biomarkers could lead to better therapies for cystic fibrosis

Newly identified biomarkers could lead to better therapies for cystic fibrosis

New test effective in identifying deployment-related lung disease in military personnel

New test effective in identifying deployment-related lung disease in military personnel

Counsyl unveils significant enhancements to expanded carrier screening panel

Counsyl unveils significant enhancements to expanded carrier screening panel