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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Researchers to investigate real-world effects of new cystic fibrosis medications

Researchers to investigate real-world effects of new cystic fibrosis medications

Researchers launch randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of pulmozyme in COVID-19 patients

Researchers launch randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of pulmozyme in COVID-19 patients

Arcturus and Duke-NUS announce approval of clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Arcturus and Duke-NUS announce approval of clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine candidate

More than half of American children lack cardiorespiratory fitness

More than half of American children lack cardiorespiratory fitness

World's first technology aims to help diagnose, treat and manage people with cystic fibrosis

World's first technology aims to help diagnose, treat and manage people with cystic fibrosis

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

Vav3 protein promotes cystic fibrosis, shows study

Vav3 protein promotes cystic fibrosis, shows study

Repurposed drug for acute lung injury in COVID-19

Repurposed drug for acute lung injury in COVID-19

Chemist develops new drug to treat type 2 diabetes without undesired side effects

Chemist develops new drug to treat type 2 diabetes without undesired side effects

Study identifies new gene variants tied to type-2 diabetes

Study identifies new gene variants tied to type-2 diabetes

Researchers develop a simple tool for making mouse models of COVID-19

Researchers develop a simple tool for making mouse models of COVID-19

Novel disease may lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis

Novel disease may lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis

Genome-based monitoring of multi-resistant pathogen can help improve infection control

Genome-based monitoring of multi-resistant pathogen can help improve infection control

ACMG: Technical standard on CFTR variant testing updated

ACMG: Technical standard on CFTR variant testing updated

New antibiotic fights drug-resistant bacteria without notable toxic side-effects

New antibiotic fights drug-resistant bacteria without notable toxic side-effects

Long-lasting, low toxicity antimicrobial peptide fights 'superbug' lung infections

Long-lasting, low toxicity antimicrobial peptide fights 'superbug' lung infections

New insights into self-management plans for children with chronic conditions

New insights into self-management plans for children with chronic conditions

Are overactive immune cells causing COVID-19-related deaths?

Are overactive immune cells causing COVID-19-related deaths?

Tuberculosis bacteria facilitate their spread by producing a molecule that triggers cough

Tuberculosis bacteria facilitate their spread by producing a molecule that triggers cough

Treatments for rare diseases affecting children are increasing, study suggests

Treatments for rare diseases affecting children are increasing, study suggests