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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Treatments for rare diseases affecting children are increasing, study suggests

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SFU researchers help discover potential new drug to kill superbugs

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Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

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Researchers develop radical non-invasive technology to diagnose respiratory lung diseases

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Deadly infection in cystic fibrosis could be curbed with combination medication

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New drug combination destroys bacterial infection that can be fatal to cystic fibrosis patients

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Enterprise Therapeutics publishes open access paper on novel approach to treat cystic fibrosis

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