Cystic Fibrosis

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.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that affects the production and flow of mucus within the lungs and digestive system, parts of the body that then become clogged with a thick, sticky mucus.

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Bacteria use slimy strategy to defeat antibiotics that fight cystic fibrosis

Bacteria use slimy strategy to defeat antibiotics that fight cystic fibrosis

Repurposed drugs show antiviral SARS-CoV-2 E channel blocking activity, finds study

Repurposed drugs show antiviral SARS-CoV-2 E channel blocking activity, finds study

Rare Disease Day 2021: Raising awareness of childhood dementia

Rare Disease Day 2021: Raising awareness of childhood dementia

Researchers investigate how CF patients respond to COVID-19

Researchers investigate how CF patients respond to COVID-19

Levels of IgG antibodies may influence COVID-19 outcomes

Levels of IgG antibodies may influence COVID-19 outcomes

Study reveals how people respond to financial and health uncertainties

Study reveals how people respond to financial and health uncertainties

New mouse model of SARS-CoV-2 infection reflects features of human infection

New mouse model of SARS-CoV-2 infection reflects features of human infection

Novel tool guides evaluation of patients who develop COVID-19 symptoms

Novel tool guides evaluation of patients who develop COVID-19 symptoms

Inhaling unfragmented hyaluronan improves lung function in COPD patients

Inhaling unfragmented hyaluronan improves lung function in COPD patients

Iron-carrying extracellular vesicles promote viral-bacterial co-infection

Iron-carrying extracellular vesicles promote viral-bacterial co-infection

Researchers identify genetic risk factors contributing to pneumonia susceptibility and severity

Researchers identify genetic risk factors contributing to pneumonia susceptibility and severity

Scientists make new discovery in the quest for novel antibiotics

Scientists make new discovery in the quest for novel antibiotics

New taxonomic classification of non-skeletal rare congenital disorders with impact on bone physiology

New taxonomic classification of non-skeletal rare congenital disorders with impact on bone physiology

Antifungal drug improves key biomarkers in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis

Antifungal drug improves key biomarkers in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis

Regulating a protein channel responsible for transporting chloride across cell membranes

Regulating a protein channel responsible for transporting chloride across cell membranes

Possible new antibiotic developed for drug-resistant pulmonary pathogen

Possible new antibiotic developed for drug-resistant pulmonary pathogen

Lipid storm in severe COVID-19 linked to high COX/LOX pathway activity

Lipid storm in severe COVID-19 linked to high COX/LOX pathway activity

Researchers use novel technology to prevent destruction of specific proteins inside cells

Researchers use novel technology to prevent destruction of specific proteins inside cells

Study provides new insights into an untreatable form of childhood-onset dementia

Study provides new insights into an untreatable form of childhood-onset dementia

Repurposed mouse model sheds light on spectrum of COVID-19 disease symptoms

Repurposed mouse model sheds light on spectrum of COVID-19 disease symptoms