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 approach using RNA therapeutic can fix protein problems in cystic fibrosis

New approach using RNA therapeutic can fix protein problems in cystic fibrosis

More than 5,000 people enrolled in PANORAMIC study for COVID-19 antivirals

More than 5,000 people enrolled in PANORAMIC study for COVID-19 antivirals

Spike-mediated CFTR inhibition accounts for airway inflammation in COVID-19

Spike-mediated CFTR inhibition accounts for airway inflammation in COVID-19

Common cystic fibrosis drugs work by directly aiding the protein folding process, study shows

Common cystic fibrosis drugs work by directly aiding the protein folding process, study shows

Eligible adults urged to take part in world-first COVID-19 study of antivirals

Eligible adults urged to take part in world-first COVID-19 study of antivirals

New MRI technology to expand imaging access for patients with implanted medical devices and obesity

New MRI technology to expand imaging access for patients with implanted medical devices and obesity

Partial bone marrow transplant can dramatically improve survival of mice with cystic fibrosis

Partial bone marrow transplant can dramatically improve survival of mice with cystic fibrosis

Study casts light on how to combine antibiotics and phage therapy to fight bacterial infection

Study casts light on how to combine antibiotics and phage therapy to fight bacterial infection

Human lung airway-on-a-chip faithfully recapitulates cystic fibrosis pathology

Human lung airway-on-a-chip faithfully recapitulates cystic fibrosis pathology

Researchers provide a clearer picture of healthy development of the lungs

Researchers provide a clearer picture of healthy development of the lungs

Researchers receive $22 million grant for clinical trial that aims to reduce lung transplant rejection

Researchers receive $22 million grant for clinical trial that aims to reduce lung transplant rejection

Your out-of-pocket health care costs need not be a mystery

Your out-of-pocket health care costs need not be a mystery

Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone performs first-ever pediatric lung transplant

Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone performs first-ever pediatric lung transplant

Health care costs for people with rare diseases have been underestimated, study shows

Health care costs for people with rare diseases have been underestimated, study shows

Gene therapy strategy against Angelman syndrome shows early promise

Gene therapy strategy against Angelman syndrome shows early promise

Study finds distinct lower airways in children with cystic fibrosis

Study finds distinct lower airways in children with cystic fibrosis

Researchers reveal the mechanism of artificial chromosome formation in C. elegans' embryos

Researchers reveal the mechanism of artificial chromosome formation in C. elegans' embryos

Using genetic screening for selecting the 'best' embryo in IVF

Using genetic screening for selecting the 'best' embryo in IVF

Organ centers to transplant patients: Get a covid shot or move down on waitlist

Organ centers to transplant patients: Get a covid shot or move down on waitlist

Teen’s mysterious condition spurs the opening of Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic

Teen’s mysterious condition spurs the opening of Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic