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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.
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

New population of lung stem cells may be key for regenerating airways after injury

New population of lung stem cells may be key for regenerating airways after injury

ATS Foundation and Insmed to provide $50,000 funding for NTM lung disease research

ATS Foundation and Insmed to provide $50,000 funding for NTM lung disease research

Study shows limitations of AAV gene therapy in treating hereditary adrenal disorders

Study shows limitations of AAV gene therapy in treating hereditary adrenal disorders

Research highlights methods to identify antibiotic related kidney damage in children with CF

Research highlights methods to identify antibiotic related kidney damage in children with CF

UC researcher granted patent for potential pulmonary infection treatment

UC researcher granted patent for potential pulmonary infection treatment

Cell-penetrating 'nanodrills' could be new platform for intracellular drug delivery

Cell-penetrating 'nanodrills' could be new platform for intracellular drug delivery

Neem Biotech to share findings on cystic fibrosis biofilm disruption at ECFS Basic Science Conference

Neem Biotech to share findings on cystic fibrosis biofilm disruption at ECFS Basic Science Conference

Researchers develop way to sequence entire fetal genome by modifying prenatal testing method

Researchers develop way to sequence entire fetal genome by modifying prenatal testing method

Researchers find way to identify undiagnosed genetic diseases in electronic health records

Researchers find way to identify undiagnosed genetic diseases in electronic health records

New study shows advantages of DNA barcoding technique for identifying nanoparticles

New study shows advantages of DNA barcoding technique for identifying nanoparticles

Scientists use synthetic protein to disrupt bacteria’s ability to perform basic life functions

Scientists use synthetic protein to disrupt bacteria’s ability to perform basic life functions

Study offers way to predict onset of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis

Study offers way to predict onset of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis

Malnutrition remains underdiagnosed, undertreated for decades among hospitalized patients

Malnutrition remains underdiagnosed, undertreated for decades among hospitalized patients

Research could lead to new ways of optimizing treatments for chronic infections

Research could lead to new ways of optimizing treatments for chronic infections

Research clarifies role of zinc transport mechanism in onset of obstructive pulmonary diseases

Research clarifies role of zinc transport mechanism in onset of obstructive pulmonary diseases

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Relieving Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis with Exercise

Relieving Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis with Exercise