Cystic Fibrosis News and Research

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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 could open new avenues for antibacterial treatments

Study could open new avenues for antibacterial treatments

Clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation decreases with age, shows study

Clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation decreases with age, shows study

Eisai transfers rights to Royalty Pharma relating to net sales of EZH2 inhibitor outside of Japan

Eisai transfers rights to Royalty Pharma relating to net sales of EZH2 inhibitor outside of Japan

Researchers produce synthetic phages that attack broader range of bacterial strains

Researchers produce synthetic phages that attack broader range of bacterial strains

UI scientists are developing new delivery tools for gene editing

UI scientists are developing new delivery tools for gene editing

Three-drug combination improves lung function, reduces symptoms in CF patients

Three-drug combination improves lung function, reduces symptoms in CF patients

Anti-inflammatory agents can safely, effectively reduce symptoms of major depression

Anti-inflammatory agents can safely, effectively reduce symptoms of major depression

New cystic fibrosis drug now available through NHS England

New cystic fibrosis drug now available through NHS England

Glycans in mucus are responsible for microbe-taming, study reveals

Glycans in mucus are responsible for microbe-taming, study reveals

Combination drug appears to improve lung health in patients with cystic fibrosis, but with caveats

Combination drug appears to improve lung health in patients with cystic fibrosis, but with caveats

Peripherally inserted central catheters associated with serious allergic reactions in patients

Peripherally inserted central catheters associated with serious allergic reactions in patients

Study identifies a common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments

Study identifies a common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments

$28 million grant supports Cincinnati Children's role as coordinating center for Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network

$28 million grant supports Cincinnati Children's role as coordinating center for Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network

Fewer than half of U.S. adults get annual flu shot, shows study

Fewer than half of U.S. adults get annual flu shot, shows study

Nanoparticles moving through airway mucus may predict severity of COPD

Nanoparticles moving through airway mucus may predict severity of COPD

Smart shirt technology is a promising tool for monitoring lung disease

Smart shirt technology is a promising tool for monitoring lung disease

New protein could offer a fresh target for cancer treatment

New protein could offer a fresh target for cancer treatment

Researchers explore how talk therapy can help cystic fibrosis patients with mental health problems

Researchers explore how talk therapy can help cystic fibrosis patients with mental health problems

Lungs feed deadly bacteria in cystic fibrosis

Lungs feed deadly bacteria in cystic fibrosis

Wearable sensors decode dynamic sweat composition

Wearable sensors decode dynamic sweat composition