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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Novel Drug Combo Improves Function of Cystic Fibrosis Protein

May 20, 2015 — A novel two-drug combination has the potential to target and restore a defective protein underlying cystic fibrosis (CF), according to two phase III clinical trials conducted at 187 medical centers ... read more

Lung Transplant Patients in UK Fare Better Than Publicly Insured Americans

Mar. 24, 2015 — Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis fare markedly worse in the long run than both publicly insured patients in the United Kingdom and privately insured ... read more

Scientists Grow 'Mini-Lungs' to Aid Study of Cystic Fibrosis

Mar. 19, 2015 — 'Mini-lungs' have been created by researchers using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs ... read more

Dramatic Rise Expected in Adults Living With Cystic Fibrosis

Mar. 19, 2015 — The number of people living with cystic fibrosis into adulthood is expected to increase dramatically by 2025, prompting calls for the development of adult cystic fibrosis services to meet the demand. ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — In diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the body produces too much mucus, making breathing difficult. New research provides clues to potentially counteract ... read more

Study May Explain Low Blood Oxygen for Cystic Fibrosis Patients With Infected Lungs

Mar. 18, 2015 — A new bodily process found in mice may explain why blood oxygen levels are lower for patients with cystic fibrosis when they get a lung infection. "Our findings indicate that strategies aimed at ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness, researchers say. In cystic fibrosis, ... read more

'Life-Prolonging' Research for Cystic Fibrosis Patients Underway

Mar. 5, 2015 — Preventing lung infections in childhood could stop later life-threatening infections for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to recent research. Scientists are investigating how bacteria ... read more

Garlic Extract Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Fight Infection

Feb. 24, 2015 — A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, research suggests. The study is the first to show that the chemical -- known ... read more

Genetic Pathways Linked to CF Disease Severity Pinned Down

Feb. 23, 2015 — Mutation of one gene is all it takes to get cystic fibrosis, but disease severity depends on many other genes and proteins. For the first time, researchers identified genetic pathways that play major ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — Cystic fibrosis mucus actually gets stuck inside some of the cells that create it, rather than simply becoming stuck on the outside linings of organs, researchers have found, which can increase the ... read more

Altered Microbiome Linked to Liver Disease in Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis

Feb. 18, 2015 — Potential targets for therapy for some adolescents with cystic fibrosis who develop advanced liver disease have been found by researchers. They found that those with liver disease had a different ... read more

Resistance to Anti-Viral Drug May Be More Likely in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Dec. 18, 2014 — Following lung transplantation, resistance to the anti-viral drug ganciclovir may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients, scientists report. Ganciclovir is given to lung transplant patients to ... read more

How Lungs Protect Themselves from Infection

Dec. 1, 2014 — Scientists have taken an important step toward a new class of antibiotics aimed at stopping lung infections. They found that a protein found in large airways, called 'SPLUNC1,' binds to ... read more

Nov. 18, 2014 — Protein misfolding diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer’s may be seriously exacerbated by the body’s own response against that misfolding, according to a new ... read more

Ferret Genome Sequenced, Holds Clues to Respiratory Diseases

Nov. 17, 2014 — The draft sequence of the ferret genome provides genetic information important to the study of respiratory disorders. Scientists are now able to examine the network of the animal's genes ... read more

Canadians With Cystic Fibrosis Living 20 Years Longer Than They Did 2 Decades Ago

Nov. 13, 2014 — Canadians with cystic fibrosis are living almost 20 years longer than they did two decades ago, according to a new research paper. In addition, the median age at which Canadians with cystic fibrosis ... read more

Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infection: Scientists Open Black Box on Bacterial Growth

Oct. 17, 2014 — Researchers have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous insights into bacteria behavior and ... read more

Potential Drug Could Ease Impact of Bacterial Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Tests Suggest

Oct. 14, 2014 — By screening over 2,000 approved drugs and natural products, scientists have shown that tannic acid may help ease the impact of bacterial lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients. Tests completed ... read more

All That Glitters Is ... Slimy? Gold Nanoparticles Measure Stickiness of Mucus in Airways

Oct. 9, 2014 — Researchers have developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of mucus in the airways. Their research could help doctors better monitor and treat lung diseases such ... read more

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