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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Learning health system approach offers a powerful route to improving NHS efficiency, report suggests

Learning health system approach offers a powerful route to improving NHS efficiency, report suggests

Vitamin supplements can benefit cystic fibrosis patients, study suggests

Vitamin supplements can benefit cystic fibrosis patients, study suggests

Investing in the next generation of researchers, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announces call for grant applications

Investing in the next generation of researchers, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announces call for grant applications

Newborns get routine heel blood tests, but should states keep those samples

Newborns get routine heel blood tests, but should states keep those samples

Manuka honey could cure serious lung infections caused by drug-resistant bacterium

Manuka honey could cure serious lung infections caused by drug-resistant bacterium

First-of-its-kind messenger RNA therapy developed for ovarian cancer, cachexia

First-of-its-kind messenger RNA therapy developed for ovarian cancer, cachexia

Experts join forces to create a gold standard document to help people with cystic fibrosis

Experts join forces to create a gold standard document to help people with cystic fibrosis

Combination therapy regimen for cystic fibrosis is also beneficial to primary school-aged children

Combination therapy regimen for cystic fibrosis is also beneficial to primary school-aged children

Study finds disparities in first evaluation of infants with cystic fibrosis from minoritized groups

Study finds disparities in first evaluation of infants with cystic fibrosis from minoritized groups

Parents become drug developers to save their children’s lives

Parents become drug developers to save their children’s lives

As Big Pharma loses interest in new antibiotics, infections are only growing stronger

As Big Pharma loses interest in new antibiotics, infections are only growing stronger

BU researcher wins Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award

BU researcher wins Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award

Emory researchers identify key immune cell type that drives the transition from early to late COVID-19

Emory researchers identify key immune cell type that drives the transition from early to late COVID-19

Using a harmless amoeba to protect children from dangerous infections

Using a harmless amoeba to protect children from dangerous infections

Cryo-EM helps scientists to decipher the structure of a key part of RNA degradation machinery

Cryo-EM helps scientists to decipher the structure of a key part of RNA degradation machinery

Largest-ever series of case studies shows phage therapy’s success in more than half of the patients

Largest-ever series of case studies shows phage therapy’s success in more than half of the patients

Inhibiting immune response-related enzyme holds promise in preventing or treating severe COVID-19

Inhibiting immune response-related enzyme holds promise in preventing or treating severe COVID-19

Aston University’s new antibiotic combination forms part of a lifesaving treatment for cystic fibrosis

Aston University’s new antibiotic combination forms part of a lifesaving treatment for cystic fibrosis

Hydration restores airway integrity in people with cystic fibrosis

Hydration restores airway integrity in people with cystic fibrosis

UH experts in cloning and stem cell science take the first step toward unraveling cystic fibrosis

UH experts in cloning and stem cell science take the first step toward unraveling cystic fibrosis