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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Antibiotics Used to Treat Cystic Fibrosis Increases Risk of Permanent Hearing Loss

Feb. 25, 2017 — A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time ... read more

New Potential Route to Treat Asthma Discovered

Feb. 6, 2017 — Researchers believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million ... read more

Updated Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis Guidelines Can Help in Diagnosis, Personalized Treatment

Jan. 31, 2017 — An international research group of 32 experts from nine countries has updated the guidelines for diagnosing the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The researchers expect that these guidelines will ... read more

Bacterial 'Sabotage' Handicaps Ability to Resolve Devastating Lung Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis

Dec. 13, 2016 — The chronic lung inflammation that is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis, has, for the first time, been linked to a new class of bacterial enzymes that hijack the patient’s immune response and prevent ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Scientists have created the first three-dimensional map of the protein responsible for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease for which there is no cure. This achievement offers the kinds of insights ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Until now, a pathogen’s ability to move through the body has been overlooked as a possible trigger of immune response, but new research has found that motility will indeed alarm the host and ... read more

Calcium Induces Chronic Lung Infections

Oct. 24, 2016 — The bacterium <em>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</em> is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Gene therapy may be a viable approach for treating or preventing lung disease caused by cystic fibrosis (CF), suggests new research. Working with CF pigs, the researchers have shown that two ... read more

New Clues to Cystic Fibrosis 'Gender Gap'

Sep. 19, 2016 — There is evidence that women with Cystic Fibrosis die on average two to three years earlier than do men with the devastating lung airway disease. A research team has come up with the first detailed ... read more

New Research Sheds Light 'Gender Gap' in Cystic Fibrosis

Sep. 9, 2016 — Medical researchers have examined the underpinnings of cystic fibrosis, including its disproportionate effect on women -- due in part to the influence of estrogen on the flow of important chemical ... read more

DNA Sequencing Uncovers Latent Risk for Developing Cystic Fibrosis

July 25, 2016 — All babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive additional screening in order to better predict the risk of developing CF later in ... read more

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

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