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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.
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

UC scientists develop new computerized tool to promote shared decision-making with CF patients

UC scientists develop new computerized tool to promote shared decision-making with CF patients

Combination treatment could be more effective against common infection

Combination treatment could be more effective against common infection

New antiviral drug candidate effective against broad range of coronaviruses

New antiviral drug candidate effective against broad range of coronaviruses

Researchers investigate how cystic fibrosis alters structure of mucus in airways

Researchers investigate how cystic fibrosis alters structure of mucus in airways

Cancers manipulate natural cell process to promote their survival, research suggests

Cancers manipulate natural cell process to promote their survival, research suggests

Newly discovered antibiotic could help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Newly discovered antibiotic could help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

Scientists develop new technique to study longevity of airborne viruses

Scientists develop new technique to study longevity of airborne viruses

Newly discovered natural antibiotic could help fight against drug-resistant TB

Newly discovered natural antibiotic could help fight against drug-resistant TB