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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Microscopic View of Coughed-Up Mucus May Be New Biomarker for Cystic Fibrosis Progression

Oct. 14, 2015 — Researchers have been studying mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, and their primary goal was to design inhalable therapeutic nanoparticles that cross the cystic fibrosis mucus barrier in ... read more

Tackling the Root Cause of Cystic Fibrosis

Aug. 26, 2015 — Treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF) have added years to the lives of thousands of Americans. But they can be difficult to administer, and most don't fix the underlying cause. Scientists have now ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Treatments for the same opportunistic bacteria found in cystic fibrosis patients can work in one area in the lung and be less effective in others. The reason, researchers report, is that bacteria ... read more

Nanoparticles Used to Breach Mucus Barrier in Lungs

Aug. 3, 2015 — A DNA-loaded nanoparticle has been designed that can pass through the mucus barrier covering conducting airways of lung tissue. Nanotechnology could one day provide an inhaled vehicle to deliver ... read more

Cystic Fibrosis Microorganisms Survive on Little to No Oxygen

July 28, 2015 — Microbes contributing to cystic fibrosis are able to survive in saliva and mucus that is chemically heterogeneous, including significant portions that are largely devoid of oxygen, according to a ... read more

Cystic Fibrosis Deadlier for Hispanic Than Non-Hispanic Patients, Study Finds

June 24, 2015 — Cystic fibrosis is more deadly for Hispanic than non-Hispanic patients, a disparity that is not explained by differences in their access to health care, according to a new ... read more

Lung Transplant Survival Rates Good for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

June 15, 2015 — The five-year survival rate for Canadians with cystic fibrosis who have received a lung transplant is 67 percent, new research finds. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the ... read more

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

Key Component in Protein That Causes Cystic Fibrosis Identified

May 19, 2015 — Nearly 70,000 people worldwide are living with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease. There currently is no cure for the condition, but researchers have now identified a key component ... read more

Female Cystic Fibrosis Patients Need More Contraceptive Guidance, Study Finds

May 7, 2015 — Only half of women with cystic fibrosis report using contraception and frequently apt to become pregnant unintentionally, according to a new study. As recently as the 1960s, children with cystic ... read more

Potential New Treatments for Toxoplasma-Induced Pneumonia and Cystic Fibrosis

Apr. 29, 2015 — New research has discovered a link between a vital pumping system that does not function correctly in people with cystic fibrosis and the parasite Toxoplasma. This is the first time a causal ... read more

Gene Editing Used to Correct Mutation in Cystic Fibrosis

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and ... 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

Sharp Rise in Uk Adults Living With Cystic Fibrosis, Predicts Task Force

Mar. 19, 2015 — The number of people living with cystic fibrosis into adulthood in the UK is expected to increase dramatically -- by as much as 80 per cent -- by 2025, according to a Europe-wide ... 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

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