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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.
Study offers way to predict onset of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis

Study offers way to predict onset of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis

Malnutrition remains underdiagnosed, undertreated for decades among hospitalized patients

Malnutrition remains underdiagnosed, undertreated for decades among hospitalized patients

Research could lead to new ways of optimizing treatments for chronic infections

Research could lead to new ways of optimizing treatments for chronic infections

Research clarifies role of zinc transport mechanism in onset of obstructive pulmonary diseases

Research clarifies role of zinc transport mechanism in onset of obstructive pulmonary diseases

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Relieving Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis with Exercise

Relieving Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis with Exercise

Protein structure could pave way for effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis

Protein structure could pave way for effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis

Researchers identify promising solution for improving cystic fibrosis treatments

Researchers identify promising solution for improving cystic fibrosis treatments

MIT researchers discover new way to make bacteria vulnerable to existing antibiotics

MIT researchers discover new way to make bacteria vulnerable to existing antibiotics

Study shows safety, efficacy of cystic fibrosis drug in children between 1 to 2 years of age

Study shows safety, efficacy of cystic fibrosis drug in children between 1 to 2 years of age

NIH grant supports research on cellular mechanisms governing longevity

NIH grant supports research on cellular mechanisms governing longevity

Garlic compound can combat robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections

Garlic compound can combat robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections

Multiple sclerosis drug can beat obstinate bacteria

Multiple sclerosis drug can beat obstinate bacteria

CF patients in the U.S. show faster rate of improvement in lung function and nutrition

CF patients in the U.S. show faster rate of improvement in lung function and nutrition

Biologists reveal how bacterial cells thrive in oxygen-poor environments

Biologists reveal how bacterial cells thrive in oxygen-poor environments

Simple test could help predict best treatment for cystic fibrosis patients

Simple test could help predict best treatment for cystic fibrosis patients

Cystic fibrosis patients have more good and bad bacteria in their lungs, study finds

Cystic fibrosis patients have more good and bad bacteria in their lungs, study finds

New model to test effectiveness of existing and potential CF therapies

New model to test effectiveness of existing and potential CF therapies

Using AFM to study cancer cells

Using AFM to study cancer cells

Experts drive Neem Biotech’s efforts to counter effects of antimicrobial resistance on treatment of lung infections

Experts drive Neem Biotech’s efforts to counter effects of antimicrobial resistance on treatment of lung infections