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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.
Orthopaedic Research UK announces £140,000 investment in biotech startup

Orthopaedic Research UK announces £140,000 investment in biotech startup

Boston researchers develop novel approach to generate intestinal organoids in vitro

Boston researchers develop novel approach to generate intestinal organoids in vitro

Cystic fibrosis carriers have higher risk for all CF-related conditions

Cystic fibrosis carriers have higher risk for all CF-related conditions

Airway Therapeutics receives funding to advance BPD treatment

Airway Therapeutics receives funding to advance BPD treatment

Tackling antibiotic resistance head-on with CRISPR

Tackling antibiotic resistance head-on with CRISPR

New gene technology shows 100-fold efficiency in targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New gene technology shows 100-fold efficiency in targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Molecular drills target and destroy deadly superbugs

Molecular drills target and destroy deadly superbugs

Online decision aid provides more knowledge about the benefits of genomic sequencing

Online decision aid provides more knowledge about the benefits of genomic sequencing

Modifier gene offers a likely explanation for less infection in some patients with cystic fibrosis

Modifier gene offers a likely explanation for less infection in some patients with cystic fibrosis

New tool can rapidly reveal unintended changes made by CRISPR-directed gene editing

New tool can rapidly reveal unintended changes made by CRISPR-directed gene editing

New technology developed for treatment of children suffering from respiratory diseases

New technology developed for treatment of children suffering from respiratory diseases

New treatment approach could improve outcomes for people with cystic fibrosis

New treatment approach could improve outcomes for people with cystic fibrosis

For artist inspired by illness, ‘gratitude outweighs pain’

For artist inspired by illness, ‘gratitude outweighs pain’

State-of-the-art expert reviews provide insights into vitamin D research

State-of-the-art expert reviews provide insights into vitamin D research

Dangerous bacteria send out warning signals when attacked by antibiotics

Dangerous bacteria send out warning signals when attacked by antibiotics

Breakthrough therapy could improve health and survival in people with cystic fibrosis

Breakthrough therapy could improve health and survival in people with cystic fibrosis

Pioneering CRISPR therapy leaves two patients free of blood disease symptoms

Pioneering CRISPR therapy leaves two patients free of blood disease symptoms

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