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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.
Novel program that provides comprehensive care for Turner syndrome earns national recognition

Novel program that provides comprehensive care for Turner syndrome earns national recognition

Drug routines of children with type 1 diabetes are disrupted during holidays

Drug routines of children with type 1 diabetes are disrupted during holidays

Study discovers origin of neurofibromas that develop throughout the skin of NF1 patients

Study discovers origin of neurofibromas that develop throughout the skin of NF1 patients

Research recommends prompt endoscopic removal when children swallow button batteries

Research recommends prompt endoscopic removal when children swallow button batteries

MDI Biological Laboratory receives $30,000 to support course in organoid technology

MDI Biological Laboratory receives $30,000 to support course in organoid technology

British teenager with life-threatening infection successfully treated with phage therapy

British teenager with life-threatening infection successfully treated with phage therapy

Early clinical trial of new treatment for severe dry eye disease shows promising results

Early clinical trial of new treatment for severe dry eye disease shows promising results

Study finds link between common virus and faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

Study finds link between common virus and faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

Ground-breaking research helps better understand the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance

Ground-breaking research helps better understand the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance

Myriad Women’s Health to present two new studies highlighting performance of its prenatal tests

Myriad Women’s Health to present two new studies highlighting performance of its prenatal tests

Understanding genetic interactions holds key to new personalized therapies

Understanding genetic interactions holds key to new personalized therapies

Gene editing and designer babies experiments face global moratorium

Gene editing and designer babies experiments face global moratorium

Call for halt to human gene editing and designer babies experiments

Call for halt to human gene editing and designer babies experiments

Researchers develop new way to analyze mucus binding

Researchers develop new way to analyze mucus binding

Microbes causing cystic fibrosis change rapidly within 2-3 years after first infection

Microbes causing cystic fibrosis change rapidly within 2-3 years after first infection

Paying more attention to antibiotic dosing could improve clinical outcomes for CF patients

Paying more attention to antibiotic dosing could improve clinical outcomes for CF patients

New blood test detects genetic disorders in fetuses

New blood test detects genetic disorders in fetuses

Unique gene therapy approach paves new way to tackle rare, inherited diseases

Unique gene therapy approach paves new way to tackle rare, inherited diseases

New method detects potentially disease-causing forms of proteins using fluorescence

New method detects potentially disease-causing forms of proteins using fluorescence

Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection

Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection