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.
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

Russian researcher announces plans to create more CRISPR-edited babies

Russian researcher announces plans to create more CRISPR-edited babies

GPs prompted more than 5 million times to encourage self-care rather than write a prescription

GPs prompted more than 5 million times to encourage self-care rather than write a prescription

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance

Scientists highlight advances and uses of organoids in gastroenterology and hepatology

Scientists highlight advances and uses of organoids in gastroenterology and hepatology

Manuka honey could be useful in treating cystic fibrosis lung infection

Manuka honey could be useful in treating cystic fibrosis lung infection

Research finds link between Toxoplasma gondii and lung cancer

Research finds link between Toxoplasma gondii and lung cancer

Novel program that provides comprehensive care for Turner syndrome earns national recognition

Novel program that provides comprehensive care for Turner syndrome earns national recognition

Drug routines of children with type 1 diabetes are disrupted during holidays

Drug routines of children with type 1 diabetes are disrupted during holidays

Study discovers origin of neurofibromas that develop throughout the skin of NF1 patients

Study discovers origin of neurofibromas that develop throughout the skin of NF1 patients

Research recommends prompt endoscopic removal when children swallow button batteries

Research recommends prompt endoscopic removal when children swallow button batteries