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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New method could help determine the most appropriate treatment for HIV patients

New method could help determine the most appropriate treatment for HIV patients

New model provides better understanding of lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis

New model provides better understanding of lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis

Genetic mutation may accelerate heart function decline in DMD patients

Genetic mutation may accelerate heart function decline in DMD patients

Improving sensitivity of liquid biopsy using 'loosely stacked' detection layers

Improving sensitivity of liquid biopsy using 'loosely stacked' detection layers

Life science sector is thriving in Northern Ireland

Life science sector is thriving in Northern Ireland

FDA awards six clinical trial research grants to enhance development of therapies for rare diseases

FDA awards six clinical trial research grants to enhance development of therapies for rare diseases

Using mRNA therapies or CRISPR gene editing to treat cystic fibrosis

Using mRNA therapies or CRISPR gene editing to treat cystic fibrosis

Study shows how amino acids are transported across liposome and cell membranes

Study shows how amino acids are transported across liposome and cell membranes

Oral antibiotics are effective for treating cystic fibrosis, shows new clinical trial

Oral antibiotics are effective for treating cystic fibrosis, shows new clinical trial

BU researchers find how SARS-CoV-2 infection may drive deadly lung inflammation

BU researchers find how SARS-CoV-2 infection may drive deadly lung inflammation

New method quickly shows how antibiotics combine to stop bacterial growth

New method quickly shows how antibiotics combine to stop bacterial growth

Researchers detect significant amounts of DNA traps in lungs of deceased Covid-19 patients

Researchers detect significant amounts of DNA traps in lungs of deceased Covid-19 patients

Researchers create new and quicker method of diagnosing diseases

Researchers create new and quicker method of diagnosing diseases

Pharmaceutical researchers aim to create better CBD-like treatments

Pharmaceutical researchers aim to create better CBD-like treatments

Majority of U.S. COVID-19 fatalities had underlying medical conditions

Majority of U.S. COVID-19 fatalities had underlying medical conditions

Children play a larger role in the community spread of COVID-19 than previously thought

Children play a larger role in the community spread of COVID-19 than previously thought

Potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified

Potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

Study shows exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels

Study shows exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels

UNC researchers uncover new clues in the battle against CF bacteria

UNC researchers uncover new clues in the battle against CF bacteria