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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Study Sheds Light on Uncategorized Genetic Mutations in Cystic Fibrosis

June 7, 2016 — A new study on cystic fibrosis sheds light on some the genetic mutations implicated, and the impact for those who carry them. CF is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung ... read more

Fixing Cystic Fibrosis: In Vitro Studies Show Therapeutically Robust Correction of the Most Common CF Gene Mutation

May 25, 2016 — In experiments with isolated cystic fibrosis lung cells, researchers have partially restored the lost function of those cells to therapeutic ... read more

Scientists Develop New Treatment to Prolong Life of Those With Cystic Fibrosis

May 12, 2016 — A new molecule has been discovered that has the potential to prolong the life of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). The molecule represents a possible future treatment and works by altering ... read more

May 4, 2016 — The benefits of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has been reinforced by new research. The findings add to the increasingly overwhelming evidence in favor of newborn screening as a ... read more

Mutation Found That Causes Rare Disease

Mar. 28, 2016 — A mutation that causes a rare systemic disorder known as X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder (XLPDR) has been discovered and, significantly, the unexpected cellular mechanism by which the ... read more

Evolving Insights Into Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections

Mar. 4, 2016 — Recent research progress into how bacteria adapt and evolve during chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients could lead to better treatment strategies being developed, according to a new ... read more

Key Hurdle Overcome in the Development of Drug Against Cystic Fibrosis

Feb. 18, 2016 — In people suffering from cystic fibrosis the CFTR protein is not located in the right place in mucus-producing cells: it remains inside the cell while it should be in the cell wall. Those cells ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new study provides an answer for a long-standing scientific puzzle: why don't mice with CF gene mutations develop the life-threatening lung disease that affects most people with CF? The answer ... read more

Powerful Machine-Learning Technique Uncovers Unknown Features of Pathogen

Jan. 21, 2016 — A powerful new machine-learning technique can be applied to large datasets in the biological sciences to uncover previously unknown features of organisms and their genes. For example, the technique ... read more

Benefits of Cystic Fibrosis Drug Ivacaftor Reported in Pre-School Children for the First Time

Jan. 20, 2016 — The oral drug ivacaftor appears to be safe and could be beneficial to young children between the ages of 2 and 5 with a specific type of cystic fibrosis, according to new research. The findings also ... read more

Researchers Further Illuminate Pathway for Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Jan. 12, 2016 — New research findings add further clarity to a question that has polarized the cystic fibrosis (CF) research community. It is well established that people with cystic fibrosis have two faulty copies ... read more

Ethnic Differences in Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Coding Not Addressed in Screening Tests for Nonwhite Patients

Dec. 16, 2015 — Cystic fibrosis (CF) occurs less frequently in nonwhites than in whites, and nonwhites tend to be diagnosed at a later age. Delaying diagnosis can result in postponed treatment and clinical ... read more

Protein 'Talks' to Wrong Partners in Cystic Fibrosis, Scientists Find

Nov. 30, 2015 — Evidence has been found that a mutant protein responsible for most cases of cystic fibrosis is so busy "talking" to the wrong cellular neighbors that it cannot function normally and is ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Fungi in the mucus of patients with cystic fibrosis has been examined by researchers who have discovered how one particularly cunning fungal species has evolved to defend itself against neighboring ... read more

Gene Therapy: Promising Candidate for Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Nov. 16, 2015 — An improved gene therapy treatment can cure mice with cystic fibrosis (CF). Cell cultures from CF patients, too, respond well to the treatment, suggest new encouraging ... read more

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

Five Genetic Regions Implicated in Cystic Fibrosis Severity

Sep. 29, 2015 — If you have two faulty copies of the CFTR gene, you will have cystic fibrosis. But the severity of your disease will depend partly on many other genes. Now, researchers report that five regions of ... read more

Gel Study Uncovers Unexpected Dynamics

Sep. 24, 2015 — Important new information about the dynamics of bacterial gels has been revealed by research, which could ultimately suggest new ways of helping prevent or better control diseases such as cystic ... 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

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