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.
A simple pill for meth addicts on the cards

A simple pill for meth addicts on the cards

Novel delivery system for bacteriophages could offer new way to battle lung infections

Novel delivery system for bacteriophages could offer new way to battle lung infections

Component of cinnamon oil can help treat certain bacterial infections

Component of cinnamon oil can help treat certain bacterial infections

Bacteria adapted to the human body may become more susceptible to antibiotics

Bacteria adapted to the human body may become more susceptible to antibiotics

Antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease exacerbations in cystic fibrosis patients

Antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease exacerbations in cystic fibrosis patients

Study finds that several existing anti-cancer drugs may work in part by binding to RNA

Study finds that several existing anti-cancer drugs may work in part by binding to RNA

Children's Colorado participates in cystic fibrosis triple combination therapy trials

Children's Colorado participates in cystic fibrosis triple combination therapy trials

Researchers identify novel mutation in amyloid diseases

Researchers identify novel mutation in amyloid diseases

Researchers work on new treatment that could improve lives of cystic fibrosis patients

Researchers work on new treatment that could improve lives of cystic fibrosis patients

UC San Diego launches new bacteriophage therapy center

UC San Diego launches new bacteriophage therapy center

MAARA to celebrate its 50th anniversary with lecture titled 'The Future of Asthma'

MAARA to celebrate its 50th anniversary with lecture titled 'The Future of Asthma'

Award granted to Neem Biotech to develop antimicrobial intervention for chronic lung infections

Award granted to Neem Biotech to develop antimicrobial intervention for chronic lung infections

Translate Bio collaborates with Sanofi to develop mRNA vaccines for infectious diseases

Translate Bio collaborates with Sanofi to develop mRNA vaccines for infectious diseases

Mucus appears to protect flu virus when it becomes airborne, shows study

Mucus appears to protect flu virus when it becomes airborne, shows study

Antimicrobial peptides are promising alternative for combatting antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial peptides are promising alternative for combatting antimicrobial resistance

Antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in CF patients, finds study

Antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in CF patients, finds study

Antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may fight against life-threatening lung disease

Antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may fight against life-threatening lung disease

CU Anschutz Medical Campus receives NIH grant to speed up discovery of new treatments

CU Anschutz Medical Campus receives NIH grant to speed up discovery of new treatments

Researchers discover genetic catalysts that accelerate evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Researchers discover genetic catalysts that accelerate evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria

CReM researchers optimize process to engineer disease- or patient-specific lung stem cells

CReM researchers optimize process to engineer disease- or patient-specific lung stem cells