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.
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

Scientists find a potent weapon against antibiotic resistance

Scientists find a potent weapon against antibiotic resistance

Powerful weapon discovered to fight antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Powerful weapon discovered to fight antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Three new early-career investigators join federally funded precision medicine initiative

Three new early-career investigators join federally funded precision medicine initiative

Simple, minimally-invasive tool to study  nasal airways of cystic fibrosis patients

Simple, minimally-invasive tool to study nasal airways of cystic fibrosis patients

UW Medicine achieves milestone of 1,000 lung transplants

UW Medicine achieves milestone of 1,000 lung transplants

Genome editing strategy opens new perspectives in the treatment of cystic fibrosis

Genome editing strategy opens new perspectives in the treatment of cystic fibrosis

Getting rid of chronic infections by waking up sleeping bacteria

Getting rid of chronic infections by waking up sleeping bacteria

Human pancreas on a chip could help identify possible cause of CF-Related Diabetes

Human pancreas on a chip could help identify possible cause of CF-Related Diabetes

Hinge-like protein may unlock new pathways for cystic fibrosis treatment

Hinge-like protein may unlock new pathways for cystic fibrosis treatment

Researchers capture high-resolution, 3D images of gene-editing enzymes

Researchers capture high-resolution, 3D images of gene-editing enzymes

Antibiotic combination effective against drug-resistant Pseudomonas

Antibiotic combination effective against drug-resistant Pseudomonas

Scientists identify mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis

Scientists identify mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis

Making Bacterial Infections a Thing of the Past for Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Making Bacterial Infections a Thing of the Past for Chronic Respiratory Conditions

FDA expands approval of cystic fibrosis treatment to include pediatric patients as young as 6 years old

FDA expands approval of cystic fibrosis treatment to include pediatric patients as young as 6 years old

Revolutionary cancer drugs that target any tumor to be fast-tracked into hospitals by NHS

Revolutionary cancer drugs that target any tumor to be fast-tracked into hospitals by NHS

Loughborough University student designs portable wallet to keep medication cool

Loughborough University student designs portable wallet to keep medication cool

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo