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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Breakthrough discovery offers hope for reducing infections in cystic fibrosis patients

Breakthrough discovery offers hope for reducing infections in cystic fibrosis patients

Breakthrough gene therapy method utilizes bird retrotransposon for safe gene insertion

Breakthrough gene therapy method utilizes bird retrotransposon for safe gene insertion

Scientists coax a deadly bacterium to destroy itself from the inside out

Scientists coax a deadly bacterium to destroy itself from the inside out

Enterprise Therapeutics closes £26 million ($33.1 million) Series B follow-on financing

Enterprise Therapeutics closes £26 million ($33.1 million) Series B follow-on financing

The crucial need for ongoing COVID-19 booster vaccination in vulnerable populations

The crucial need for ongoing COVID-19 booster vaccination in vulnerable populations

St. Jude scientists develop novel spectinomycin derivatives to combat Mycobacterium abscessus

St. Jude scientists develop novel spectinomycin derivatives to combat Mycobacterium abscessus

New synthetic antibiotic found to be more effective than established drugs against 'superbugs'

New synthetic antibiotic found to be more effective than established drugs against 'superbugs'

Synthetic biologists develop versatile platform for targeted drug delivery

Synthetic biologists develop versatile platform for targeted drug delivery

Feasting for immunity: Study highlights foods that bolster your body's defenses

Feasting for immunity: Study highlights foods that bolster your body's defenses

Scientists create living phlegm replica to study cystic fibrosis infections

Scientists create living phlegm replica to study cystic fibrosis infections

MHRA extends the license of two cystic fibrosis drugs for children aged two to five years old

MHRA extends the license of two cystic fibrosis drugs for children aged two to five years old

States reconsider religious exemptions for vaccinations in child care

States reconsider religious exemptions for vaccinations in child care

Shark skin mucus shows potential for biomedical applications

Shark skin mucus shows potential for biomedical applications

Study reveals unexpected role of pulmonary ionocytes in lung function

Study reveals unexpected role of pulmonary ionocytes in lung function

Pioneering partnership supports early-stage innovation against antimicrobial resistance to save lives

Pioneering partnership supports early-stage innovation against antimicrobial resistance to save lives

Major study wins €5.6M funding to build a better understanding of cystic fibrosis in children

Major study wins €5.6M funding to build a better understanding of cystic fibrosis in children

Newly identified stem cell variants drive inflammation in cystic fibrosis patients

Newly identified stem cell variants drive inflammation in cystic fibrosis patients

COVID drug molnupiravir appears to be driving SARS-CoV-2 to mutate and evolve

COVID drug molnupiravir appears to be driving SARS-CoV-2 to mutate and evolve

Idrevadiloride in hypertonic saline improves lung function in people with primary ciliary dyskinesia, trial shows

Idrevadiloride in hypertonic saline improves lung function in people with primary ciliary dyskinesia, trial shows

Color of the phlegm can indicate degree of lung inflammation in patients with bronchiectasis

Color of the phlegm can indicate degree of lung inflammation in patients with bronchiectasis